December 16th, 2013
02:28 PM ET
11 months ago

5 things that could complicate budget deal in the Senate

Washington (CNN) - The federal budget has always been a tool for partisanship, but never more so than in the past few years.

Like the awkward and irreverent distant relative at the dinner table, the Senate tried for several years to ignore it. But everyone knew it was in the room, helping to create a permanent state of partisan gridlock.

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