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Obama Signs Bipartisan Budget Deal

President Obama has signed the bipartisan budget agreement negotiated by Congress earlier this month. Obama signed the bill Thursday while on vacation with his family in Hawaii. The budget gives Washington a two-year reprieve from the budget wars that halted federal operations for 16 days in October. The Republican-controlled House has quarreled with Obama, a Democrat, over his spending proposals. The new pact will ease some of the budget-cutting that Congress earlier agreed to,...

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