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Why 2014 will be the year of the small deal

Dec 31, 2013
Put the 'Grand Bargain' in the rear view mirror.

'Breathing room' in Congress? Don't hold your breath

Dec 17, 2013
There are plenty of issues that still need to be dealt with before any grand bargain -- everything from the Farm Bill to unemployment insurance to the debt limit.

Budget deal doesn't solve one big thing: The sequester

Dec 12, 2013
The budget deal that passed the House essentially undoes sequester cuts set for the current fiscal year.

Budget deal provides some certainty. But what does that mean?

Dec 11, 2013
At long last, the government will have finally managed to get out of its own way and stop being a drag on the U.S. economy.

Lawmakers announce bipartisan budget deal

Dec 10, 2013
The $85 billion agreement would set new spending levels for the next two years and create $63 billion in so-called 'sequester relief.'

Unemployment benefits and the budget deal

Dec 6, 2013
Unemployment benefits could become a major sticking point in negotiations over a budget compromise.