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Obama’s 2015 budget appeals to Democrats

March 3, 2014 • National News


FILE – In this Feb. 5, 2014 file photo, House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. listens on Capitol Hill in Washington. Striving for unity among Democrats rather than compromise with Republicans, President Barack Obama unveils an election-year budget on Tuesday that drops cuts to Social Security and seeks new money for infrastructure, education and job training. Congress will likely approve a smaller amount based on last year’s budget deal. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Striving for unity among Democrats rather than compromise with Republicans, President Barack Obama will unveil an election-year budget on Tuesday that drops earlier proposals to cut future Social Security benefits and seeks new money for infrastructure, education and job training.

But Obama’s almost $4 trillion budget plan is likely to have a short shelf life. It comes just three months after Congress and the White House agreed to a two-year, bipartisan budget pact that Login to read more

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