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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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Komen Hopes Walkers Won't Walk Out On Event

Since the Susan G. Komen 3-Day walks began nine years ago, participants have raised more than $600 million nationwide for breast cancer research. Now, in the wake of a controversy over Komen's grants to Planned Parenthood, some participants are worried it might be harder to get donations this year.
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Pentagon Expected To Cut Half A Trillion In New Budget

The federal budget was released Monday. In it, the Pentagon is expected to cut $259 billion from what it had planned to spend over the next five years. NPR's Tom Bowman talks with Melissa Block about where the cuts will hit in 2013.
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Obama Budget Calls For $4 Trillion Deficit Reduction

The White House released its fiscal 2013 budget Monday, which calls for a $4 trillion deficit reduction. The budget includes new government spending, paid for in part with higher taxes on the wealthy.
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Pew Poll: Good News For Santorum, Better News For Obama

In some fairly horrible news for Romney, he's not just having trouble persuading Republican voters he's conservative; the more he professes his conservatism, the less they apparently believe him.

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