Customers shop for guns at Freddie Bear Sports sporting goods store in Tinley Park, Ill., in January. One of the gun provisions in the spending bill prevents the Justice Department from requiring gun dealers to conduct an inventory to see if guns are lost or stolen. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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NRA-Driven Gun Provisions Pass Along With Spending Bill
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House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., holds a copy of his budget plan during a news conference last week. On Thursday, the Republican-controlled House narrowly passed the measure. The Senate is not expected to follow suit. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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On Message: Budget Votes May Matter ... In 2014
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Senate Approves Plan To Keep Government Funded Through September
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Is your family budget really like the federal budget? iStockphoto.com hide caption

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How The Federal Budget Is Just Like Your Family Budget (Or Not)
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Obama Continues 'Charm Offensive' On Capitol Hill
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As Democrats Unveil Budget, Obama Continues Charm Offensive With GOP
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Ryan Budget Almost An Exact Repeat Of Last Year's Proposal
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Senate Finally Confirms John Brennan As CIA Director
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Senate Confirms Brennan As CIA Director
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Rand Paul Ends Filibuster After Nearly 13 Hours
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Houses Passes Resolution To Keep Government Funded Through September
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House Speaker John Boehner answers reporters' questions after the weekly House Republican caucus meeting with (from left) Rep. Kevin McCarthy, Rep. Lynn Jenkins, Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Rep. Steve Daines on Tuesday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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The Boehner Rule? Speaker Bucks House GOP For Some Legislation
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House Speaker John Boehner speaks to the media after a meeting with President Obama on Friday. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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GOP On The Sequester: Many Messages But Mostly The Same Point
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