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NBC Politics: From continuing resolutions to budget blueprints: What you need to know about congressional money wrangling

The federal budget comes back into the Washington political spotlight this week, as Congress tries to move forward on government spending for the rest of this year as well as a budget for the next. The clashing fiscal priorities of congressional Democrats and Republicans w … Full story

Blueprint For the Next Federal Budget

   Jim Nussle, The Nussle Group founder, discusses whether political leaders will be able to find bipartisan middle ground on the budget.

Sequester showdown: but why no action?

   Lawmakers are emphasizing the urgency of preventing the large federal budget cuts from going into effect, so why wasn’t there any progress all weekend? NBC’s Peter Alexander reports.

Wasteful Spending in DC

   CNBC's Eamon Javers has the details from a new report on wasteful spending in the federal budget.

Four Possible Fiscal Cliff Scenarios

   David Cote, Honeywell International chairman & CEO, discusses a series of possible outcomes facing the fiscal cliff dilemma, and gaining control of the Federal budget, with Sam Nunn, Nuclear Threat Initiative CEO.

Can Congress Avoid the 'Fiscal Cliff?'

   Rep. Chris Van Hollen, (D-MD), discusses the necessity of a bipartisan balanced federal budget, and why it's important to close special interest tax loopholes and make targeted spending cuts.

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