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House Clears Stopgap Spending Bill for Obama & Goes on Vacation

• AP
With battle-weary lawmakers eager to bolt the Capital, the House is sending President Barack Obama a stopgap spending bill that's needed to avert a government shutdown on Friday....
A deeply unpopular Congress is bolting for the campaign trail without finishing its most basic job — approving a budget for the government year that begins on Friday. Lawmakers also are postponing a major fight over taxes, two embarrassing ethics cases and other political hot potatoes until angry and frustrated voters render their verdict in the Nov. 2 elections.

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