Zeroed Out: Cuts to Planned Parenthood, Public Broadcasting, EPA Stymie Budget Talks

On the surface, the budget battle in Washington hinges on the size of spending cuts, but it could be the policy on funding for Planned Parenthood and public television that ultimately lead to a government shutdown. The difference between the two sides on spending cuts is merely a fraction of 1 percent of the overall budget. But the real sticking point seems ideological, in the form of policy riders that would significantly change government priorities. "If this government shuts down -- and it...Full Story
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