BET Political Wire: GOP Leader Says He Trusts Obama

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Budget Blues

The House, by a vote of 318 to 109, passed a budget bill before its Easter recess that prevents a federal shutdown. The bill funds the government through September and includes sharp spending cuts. "The [Paul Ryan] budget will block grant Medicaid, voucherize Medicare and rip up the safety net that’s at the heart of the social contract in this country," said Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn the day before the vote. "There are many words that can be used to describe the Ryan budget, but the one word that does NOT describe the Ryan budget is 'balanced.'"

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