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Gridlock Light expected in Washington?

The gap between the Democrats and the GOP has yawned in recent years, but a Budget deal is expected soon - one that will let both sides say they acted in their constituents' interests

Copies of President Obama's US$4 trillion Budget for Fiscal Year 2016, which would raise taxes on corporations and the nation's top earners, spend more on infrastructure and housing and stabilise - not eliminate - the annual budget deficit.


SO LET us start by highlighting the obvious: Republicans and Democrats are not going to be sitting around a campfire, toasting marshmallows and singing Kumbaya anytime soon.

In fact, the ideological split between the two major parties is wider than ever, with the...

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