David Welna David Welna is NPR's national security correspondent.
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GOP Senators Stall For Time As Elections Near

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Funds Stalled In Congress Amid Afghanistan Fatigue

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President Obama is greeted by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada during an event at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas on Friday. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd Dies At 92

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Skeptical Republicans Await Kagan's Answers

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When President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave in to pressures to balance the budget in 1937, unemployment almost doubled. Currently, Democrats are pushing for more government spending to help stimulate the economy and ease unemployment. AP hide caption

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Spending Debate A Throwback To New Deal

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