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Democrats Propose to Cut Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security – A Strategy
Socialist Alternative
As we move closer to the November 23 deadline for the Congressional “Super Committee” to present its plan to cut $ 1.5 trillion from the federal budget deficit, both major parties have put forward proposals which sharply attack Medicare,
US Deficit Panel Focuses on Cuts to Medicare, Social SecurityOpEdNews

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House-Senate negotiators unveil spending bill – Houston Chronicle


House-Senate negotiators unveil spending bill
Houston Chronicle
WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a bundle of spending measures for the ongoing budget year, blending cuts to NASA and community development programs while averting cuts to nutrition programs.

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Levin and McCain Strike Deal Over Detainee Handling – New York Times (blog)



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Levin and McCain Strike Deal Over Detainee Handling
New York Times (blog)
7:50 pm | Updated A highly charged political dispute over the handling of terrorism detainees is taking a turn: the top Democrat and Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee have reached a tentative agreement on a proposal.
Senators strike deal on interrogations of terrorism suspectsWashington Times
Is America Getting Domestic Indefinite Military Detention For Thanksgiving?Mother Jones
New Pentagon bill cuts $ 21 billion in spending, irons out detainee languageThe Hill (blog)
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War on Christmas? Senators choose ‘Secret Santas.’ – Washington Post (blog)


War on Christmas? Senators choose 'Secret Santas.'
Washington Post (blog)
The “supercommittee” efforts to find at least $ 1.2 trillion in debt savings, the end-of-year crush to fund federal agencies, President Obama's handling of trade policy with China — any of those topics could have dominated Tuesday's weekly

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North Carolina’s Blue Dog Democrats won’t play dead – Charlotte Observer


North Carolina's Blue Dog Democrats won't play dead
Charlotte Observer
WASHINGTON Republicans have listed North Carolina's Blue Dog Democrats as an endangered species, but US Reps. Heath Shuler and Mike McIntyre say they have some bite left in them. Under the GOP redistricting plan approved this month by

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Dems gain upper hand – The Hill



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Dems gain upper hand
The Hill
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Tuesday that Democrats will block Republican efforts to torpedo cuts to the Pentagon should the supercommittee on deficit reduction fail.
Harry Reid: Grover Norquist Is Thwarting Super CommitteeHuffington Post
Harry Reid sees little time for supercommitteePolitico
Debt 'Headlock': Reid Rules Out Undoing Automatic CutsABC News (blog)
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GOP Is Optimistic but Democrats Are Glum on Deficit Panel – New York Times



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GOP Is Optimistic but Democrats Are Glum on Deficit Panel
New York Times
J. Scott Applewhite/AP Senator Patrick J. Toomey, Republican of Pennsylvania, whose deficit reduction proposal is being embraced by his party. By JENNIFER STEINHAUER and ROBERT PEAR WASHINGTON — Congressional leaders began to insert themselves more
'Magical week' for super committee?CNN
Democrats Said to Consider Lowering Demand for New Tax RevenueBusinessWeek
Reid, Boehner huddle on US budget dealReuters
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James R. Carroll | Is deficit panel going to produce a turkey? – Louisville Courier-Journal



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James R. Carroll | Is deficit panel going to produce a turkey?
Louisville Courier-Journal
With a day-before-Thanksgiving deadline for a deficit-reduction plan looming, the halls of the Capitol are taking on the smell of a turkey cooking, but not the good, edible kind. “We were in a really good place Monday night.
Toomey, Portman pitch deficit proposal to Gang of Eight, including DemocratsThe Hill
Top Republican opposes extending U.S. payroll tax cutReuters
Super Committee Dems Propose Scrapping Bush Tax Cut Debate In Exchange For Huffington Post
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WASHINGTON DIGEST: Senate approves tax credits for companies that hire vets – Las Vegas Review – Journal


WASHINGTON DIGEST: Senate approves tax credits for companies that hire vets
Las Vegas Review – Journal
WASHINGTON — The Senate voted last week to offer up to $ 9600 in tax credits to companies that hire unemployed veterans. It was the first piece of President Barack Obama's jobs plan to win bipartisan support.

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Pressure is on the GOP – Martinsville Bulletin


Pressure is on the GOP
Martinsville Bulletin
Now that the Republican Party has won control of Virginia's General Assembly, people will be watching to see if the GOP keeps its campaign promises, according to some area politicians,

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