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Another budget deadline

Another budget deadline

Remember back when John Boehner said he was resigning from the U.S. House of Representatives and his impending departure from leadership spurred approval of a two-year budget framework and an increase in the debt ceiling that would prevent another government shutdown? Oh, please. That was so two months ago.

In the latest sign of how little things change on Capitol Hill, Congress is once again pushing spending deadlines to the brink as the Senate approved Thursday and House is expected to consider Friday a short-term extension to keep the federal government afloat. No one is talking "shutdown" necessarily but it's not outside the realm of possibilities if the vote...

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