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By David Alexander and Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Calling Republican defense spending plans a "road to nowhere," Defense Secretary Ash Carter appealed on Wednesday for lawmakers to work with him toward a new bipartisan budget deal to provide stable funding for a U.S. military hurt by years of steep cuts. Carter told a Senate…

Republicans pass deep spending cuts, aim at Obamacare

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives passed the first joint House-Senate budget plan in six years on Thursday, a measure that aids the party's goal of dismantling President Barack Obama's signature healthcare reform law this year. The Republican-authored plan would eliminate deficits by 2024 through deep cuts to…

“Kansas welfare recipients will be unable to get more than $ 25 per day in benefits under a new law sent this week to Republican Gov. Sam Brownback’s desk by the state legislature,” the Huffington Post reports. “The bill also prohibits welfare recipients from spending their benefits at certain types of businesses, including liquor stores,…

The Senate on Tuesday kicked off what is likely to be a lengthy funding debate over Senate Republicans’ budget blueprint, which aims to boost defense spending and to repeal the Affordable Care Act through a process known as reconciliation. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) plans to keep his promise of an open-amendment process on…

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