Cutting spending recedes from top of Washington's agenda as political price of deficits fades

  • by: JIM KUHNHENN , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 21, 2014 - 1:55 PM

WASHINGTON — Just four years ago, deficits and debt were an explosive political combination, propelling Republicans to control of the House and fueling the budget fights that would ensue over the next three years.

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