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Stopgap spending bill to Obama by Friday

A divided Congress is about to send President Barack Obama a stopgap funding bill to keep the government open for three more weeks in hopes that budget talks between the White House and Republicans in charge of the House start to bear fruit. Thursday’s measure includes $6 billion in cuts to domestic spending and would be shipped to Obama after a Senate vote that’s likely to be overwhelmingly in favor. Some GOP conservatives are balking because they’re seeking larger spending cuts and an immediate battle over the budget, but both Democratic and Republican leaders support the stopgap bill. The measure
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Republicans question report on SEC operations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two House Republicans have raised questions about the integrity of a report that found the Securities and Exchange Commission needs more resources to implement the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law. Read the full story.
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Republicans question report on SEC operations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two House Republicans have raised questions about the integrity of a report that found the Securities and Exchange Commission needs more resources to implement the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law. Read the full story.
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Obama sounds 2012 themes to Democratic loyalists

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama sought to energize Democratic loyalists on Wednesday in a speech laying out themes of his coming 2012 re-election bid, saying he has met many of his promises “but we aren’t finished.” Read the full story.
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