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US Capitol building (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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Several GOP Senators to Back a Vote on Budget Bill

Several conservative Senate Republicans have swung behind a bipartisan budget bill, apparently giving it enough momentum to win a pivotal test in the Senate over the passive resistance of top GOP leaders.

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Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) on Meet The Press
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) on Meet The Press (NBC)
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Ryan Prefers Conservative Debate Within ‘Family’

Rep. Paul Ryan says he was frustrated with conservative groups that protested the bipartisan budget deal he helped engineer.

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U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH)
U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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Conservatives Seek Defeat of Budget Plan

Conservative groups are urging House Republicans to oppose a budget deal that is coming up for a vote later today.

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Comstock, Getty Images
Comstock, Getty Images
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Shutdown Tightens Americans’ Purse Strings [AUDIO]

Nearly three in four Americans admit they are holding back on spending according to a new Bankrate.com report.

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Jack Lew on Meet The Press
Jack Lew on Meet The Press (NBC)
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Treasury’s Lew: Budget Fight ‘Got Close To Edge’ [VIDEO]

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew says the just-resolved budget fight was "a little bit scary" because it pushed the country near the brink of default. And he says that can't be allowed to happen again.

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Win McNamee, Getty Images
Win McNamee, Getty Images
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Most NJ Residents Still Enraged over Government Shutdown [AUDIO]

The shutdown in Washington is over, but the vast majority of Garden State residents are still furious that Congress let the federal government close for more than two weeks.

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President Obama speaks about budget resolution
President Obama speaks about budget resolution (White House)
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Obama Bemoans “Senseless Damage [LIVE]

 The government unlocked its doors Thursday after 16 days, and President Barack Obama blasted Republican lawmakers for the partial shutdown that damaged the U.S. economy and America's credibility around the world.

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An officer stands on the steps of the House side of the Capitol building
An officer stands on the steps of the House side of the Capitol building ( Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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Shutdown Bill Has Items For States, Fed Agencies

Here's a little secret about the bill Congress has approved ending the partial government shutdown and preventing a possible federal default: It's got goodies for some states and federal agencies too.

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Senate vote on budget bill
Senate vote on budget bill (CSPAN)
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House Joins Senate In Passing Budget Bill

Up against a deadline, Congress passed and sent a waiting President Barack Obama legislation late Wednesday night to avoid a threatened national default and end the 16-day partial government shutdown, the culmination of an epic political drama that placed the U.S. economy at risk.

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) leaves the Senate floor
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) leaves the Senate floor ( Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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Senate Leader Announces Bipartisan Budget Deal [VIDEO]

 

Senate leaders announced last-minute agreement Wednesday to avert a threatened Treasury default and reopen the government after a partial, 16-day shutdown. Congress raced to pass the measure by day's end.

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