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Tea Party Big Loser in Budget Battle

There was a bit of a sea change in Washington this week.  The Republican-controlled House of Representatives easily passed a $1.1 trillion budget bill that will keep the government funded through September.  Yes, the very same Republican House that led last October’s 16 day government shutdown that was hugely unpopular with voters.   Republicans got the lion’s share of the blame for the shutdown and it looks as though Republican congressional leaders got the message. ...

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