Politics & Government

February 17, 2011 3:46 PM

House Republicans' knives likely to leave permanent cuts

The Republican-led House of Representatives has been relentless this week in its determination to chop billions from domestic programs. While it's been a messy process, there are signs that unlike past bids, this one could succeed at least partially. This week marks the first time in years that lawmakers have been voting consistently to shrink government, even if it means angering constituents and bucking their leaders.

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