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Digging Deeper Into Obama's 2013 Budget

President Obama laid out his proposed federal budget for 2013 at a community college in Virginia on Monday. The $ 3.8 trillion plan calls for new government spending, including stimulus-style spending on roads. It also seeks to achieve $4 trillion in deficit reduction over the next decade
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Obama Promotes Job Training At Community College

President Obama unveiled his fiscal 2013 budget at Northern Virginia Community College Monday. His proposal includes $8 billion for community colleges to partner with businesses to provide training in job skills that are in demand. Students there were pleased to hear the president call for more support for their type of school.
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Study: 1.8 Million Dead People Still Registered To Vote

A new report finds that about one in eight U.S. voter registrations are invalid or inaccurate. While there are few documented cases of voter fraud, the study finds that cooperation among states could improve the accuracy of voter registration lists nationwide.
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Despite Vote, Judicial Nomination On Hold

The Senate voted to end the judicial filibuster of Judge Adalberto Jordan's nomination to the 11th Circuit federal appeals court. But one Republican senator, angry at President Obama's recent recess appointments, has blocked a final vote, insisting that the Senate engage in 30 more hours of talk, the legal limit after cloture is invoked.
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What Would The GOP Candidates Do With The Federal Budget? A Look At Their Plans

It goes without saying that the men who are vying for the Republican presidential nomination found serious flaws with the budget plan President Obama released Monday. But it got us thinking: This might also be a good time to dig into the budget plans offered by the GOP candidates who want his job.
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With Focus On Obama Budget, Fiscal Watchdog Warns Of Broken Process

David Walker, one-time head of the Government Accountability Office, pointed out something that isn't news but still has the power to disturb when you actually take the time to mull it over: Congress has gotten in the habit of not passing spending bills on time or budget resolutions at all.

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