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Congress debates slashing vital social spending programs

Any day now, the House of Representatives could vote on the budget reconciliation bill, a controversial package that will cut federal spending by $54 billion. The savings would come from cuts to programs such as Medicaid, food stamps, veterans benefits, Head Start, child support enforcement and aid to foster children.
Republican leaders say the bill is necessary to reduce the federal deficit, but so far they have not managed to secure the 218 votes necessary to pass the bill in the House. Opponents — including some Republicans — say the bill makes cuts in exactly the wrong places, and will set back efforts to reduce poverty and hunger in the Northwest. U.S Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., said he opposes the bill because he is concerned about its impact on low-income Americans.


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Erika Waterbury, 4, front right, joins her mother, Jeametta Waterbury, right, and Torie Dotie, left, Nov. 5 at the Intiman Theatre's third annual Black Nativity Gospel Workshop in the Intiman Studio. The free event kicks off Intiman's eighth annual holiday production of "Black Nativity: A Gospel Song," a play by Langston Hughes.


Despite president's wishes, the Supreme Court nominee must wait

WASHINGTON—The Republican-controlled Senate will begin hearings Jan. 9 on Judge Samuel Alito's appointment to the Supreme Court, spurning President Bush's call for a final confirmation vote before year's end.


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