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Obama touts free community college plans

President Barack Obama's proposal to make two years of college free will get a key test Friday as he travels to Indiana, a red...

Deficit cuts? What deficit cuts?

President Barack Obama's budget is relying on a series of familiar accounting tricks to show $1.8 trillion in deficit reduction over a decade, an...

Lots of debate, little compromise on immigration

To hear congressional Republicans tell it, Democrats are so eager to grant work permits to immigrants in the U.S. illegally that they'd risk funding...

The budget battle: Is there really room to negotiate?

There are reasons President Barack Obama and his aides will argue that his new budget can be the start of a negotiation with the...

Spending delays, endangered butterflies in Obama budget

When you have a quarter of the nation's $17 trillion economy to play with, it's inevitable that you and your political opponents will clash...

Obama budget targets high cost of prescription drugs

With patients facing greater exposure to the high cost of new medications, President Barack Obama on Monday called for government to use its buying...

So, who gets the biggest slice of the federal budget pie?

Who gets what share of the federal budget pie has shifted over the decades, with the military taking less and entitlement programs like Social...

Obama’s budget: The battle lines are already formed

President Barack Obama on Monday proposed a $3.99 trillion budget for fiscal year 2016 that sets up a battle with Republicans over programs to...

Obama sends $4 trillion budget to a wary Congress

President Barack Obama is sending Congress a $4 trillion budget Monday that seeks to raise taxes on wealthier Americans and corporations and use the...

Obama’s budget offers contrasts against GOP extremes

With a blend of tax hikes and spending increases, President Barack Obama's budget spells out a policy agenda that will distinguish him from Republicans...