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  1. ”Cautious Optimism” as Another U.S. Budget Deadline Looms

    Private negotiations between Rep. Paul Ryan, Republican chair of the House Budget committee, and Sen. Patty Murray, his Democrat Senate cohort, seek a two-year deal over federal expenditures. That feels almost like a lifetime agreement compared to the recent stopgap budget measures, such as the one that resolved the 16-day government shutdown this fall, but punted the big questions to a new deadline of December 13. Both chambers need to pass a deal by this coming Friday. Look for a deal that ends sequestration but also caps discretionary spending. 

    Sources: USA Today, Reuters

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