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  • Mississippi lawmakers increase budget estimates

    Top Mississippi lawmakers on Tuesday increased the estimate of how much money state government can spend this year and next.

  • Sessions questions math in Democrats’ budget

    Forget passing a Senate budget. Senate Democrats and Republicans can't even agree on basic numbers such as what it means to reduce the deficit by $1 trillion — a disagreement that underscored the difficulty of agreeing on a 10-year budget.

  • Sen. Patty Murray, Washington Democrat

    Murray vows Senate will bring in a budget

    After more than three years, the Democrat-controlled Senate may bring forth a formal budget under the direction of its newly appointed Budget Committee Chairman, Sen. Patty Murray

  • Republican vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin talks to firefighters Tuesday in Oak Creek, Wis. (Associated Press)

    Ryan not adding fuel to Republican ticket

    A month into his vice presidential candidacy, it's clear Rep. Paul Ryan has had an impact. What is yet to be determined is whether the Wisconsin Republican's impact helps or hurts the Romney ticket on Election Day.

  • "I know this is sort of geeky stuff, but the hard reality is that the amount of time it takes to put together these plans is really daunting. This takes weeks and weeks and months and months of effort, and that's why I think it's important to begin."
- Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad,  North Dakota Democrat

    Democrats punt on Senate budget bill for third year

    In a stunning backtrack that virtually guarantees Congress for the third year will be unable to produce a budget, Senate Democrats' top budget writer Tuesday canceled this week's expected votes on a 2013 fiscal blueprint.

  • Rep. John A. Yarmuth, Kentucky Democrat (Associated Press)

    'Buffett rule' fails its first test in Congress

    House Republicans on the Budget Committee on Wednesday rejected an effort to impose the "Buffett rule" tax on Americans, arguing it would stifle investment without doing any work to lower the deficit.

  • **FILE** In this photo from Aug. 1, 2011, House Republican Conference Chairman Jeb Hensarling (center), Texas Republican, joined by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (left), Virginia Republican, and House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, California Republican, speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill on the debt deal agreement. (Associated Press)

    Supercommittee is short on dealmakers, compromisers

    The 12-member supercommittee tasked with straightening out the country's fiscal mess is long on lawmakers who have already whiffed in recent months on chances to strike deals and short on those who have shown a readiness to make the compromises that all sides say will be needed.

  • BLUEPRINT: House Speaker John A. Boehner, flanked by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (left) and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy talks with reporters after the 2012 budget outline. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    Red tape cut in health care law

    Congress on Tuesday revoked the first significant parts of President Obama's health care initiative when the Senate voted overwhelmingly to eliminate a burdensome tax paperwork requirement the law imposes on businesses.

  • OPPOSING VIEW: Rep. Paul D. Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, will present his party's counterpoints to the president's State of the Union address on Tuesday night. (Associated Press)

    Ryan's star rising with Obama rebuttal

    Moments after President Obama concludes his State of the Union address from the imposing podium of the House of Representatives on Tuesday night, Rep. Paul D. Ryan will deliver the GOP's answering speech from the House Budget Committee's hearing room, across the street in one of the House office buildings.

  • **FILE** Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele (Associated Press)

    RNC sees deep red for 2012 budget

    The next chairman of the Republican National Committee will face a money-raising challenge of historic proportions.

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