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In Tech Buying, U.S. Still Stuck in Last Century

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Despite the furor over the rollout of HealthCare.gov, there is little evidence that the Obama administration is moving quickly to change how the government hires and manages private technology companies.

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Senate Sends Two-Year Budget to Obama

The 64-36 vote was far closer than the one in the House, reflecting the particular politics of the Senate, where coming elections shaped some Republicans’ votes.

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Budget Deal Heads for Senate Approval as More Republicans Give Support

A compromise plan now seems to have enough votes to overcome a filibuster threat in the Senate and move on to passage by a simple majority.

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Boehner’s Jabs at Activist Right Show G.O.P. Shift

Speaker John A. Boehner seethed and questioned the motives of conservative advocacy groups after they piled on against a new bipartisan budget deal.

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House Set to Vote on Budget, With the Right Still in Dissent

A deal that would reverse many spending cuts has support from Republican leaders and is expected to pass with bipartisan support, but conservatives are mustering opposition.

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Bipartisan Budget Deal Puts Ryan Under Fire From Fellow Conservatives

Some Republicans see Representative Paul D. Ryan as a pragmatic deal maker, but others see the deal as a betrayal and challenged his status as the thinking man’s conservative.

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Deal Raising Military and Domestic Spending Appears Near

The deal, which amounts to a cease-fire in the budget wars, is taking increasing fire from conservatives for shifting the pain of across-the-board cuts to other programs over the coming decade.

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Congress Nears Modest Accord on the Budget

Conservative House Republicans are likely to balk at the deal, and Democrats have not said whether they will make their support contingent on an extension of jobless benefits.

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Obama Defends Health Law as Economic Benefit

During a speech on the economy, President Obama explained how the health act fits into his vision for Americans’ financial security and upward mobility.

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Underachieving Congress Appears in No Hurry to Change Things Now

The House straggled back to the Capitol on Monday night with just two weeks left before its likely entry into the Congressional record book for underachievement.

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Senate Leaders Talk but Fail to Reach Deal on Shutdown

An impasse over the spending level for a stopgap measure to reopen the government was a stumbling block as Senators Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell spoke cordially but fruitlessly by phone.

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House G.O.P. Sets New Offensive on Obama Goals

As President Obama prepares to lay out his economic plans, Republicans are proposing the biggest cuts since 1995, delivering blow after blow to programs he will promote as vital.

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Discussing Furlough Concerns at Military Bases, Hagel Has ‘No Good News’

Over three days visiting military bases across the southeastern United States this week, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told everyone that compromise in Washington was unlikely.

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U.S. Budget Cuts Fall Heavily on American Indians

Legislation specifically exempted many programs that benefit low-income Americans, but virtually none aiding American Indians were included.

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Hagel Warns of Impact of Cutbacks on Pentagon

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said budget cuts would have a harmful effect on “the size, readiness and technological superiority of our military.”

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Economix Blog: The Sequester’s Toll on the Job Market

The latest jobs report shows the impact of federal layoffs and furloughs, and a hit to employment in industries that rely heavily on defense funds.

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White House Memo: Travels of the President Under Scrutiny

Republican critics often point to the $180,000-an-hour cost of operating Air Force One as some programs and employees face cuts.

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Approach to Debt Widens Rift Among G.O.P. Senators

Republicans are locked in a dispute over future budget negotiations, splitting along generational and ideological lines on the party’s approach to dealing with the federal debt.

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Shinseki Faces Mounting Criticism Over Backlog of Benefit Claims

The secretary, Eric Shinseki, is being held accountable for his overwhelmed agency’s problems dealing with claims for disability compensation.

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Obama’s Budget Would Cut $1 Trillion From Deficit

The plan includes limiting the deductions and exclusions high-income families can claim, increasing taxes on tobacco products and adopting a new minimum tax on income over $1 million.

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