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News Roundup | April 9, 2012

Here’s a roundup of this morning’s must-read budget and economic stories:

The Hill reports the deficit for the first six months of the year was $777 billion.

The Senate Budget Committee chairman yesterday defended his chamber’s failure to pass a budget. ABC News and Politico have the story.

The Associated Press has more on the million dollar GSA conference in Las Vegas. Roll Call says Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) will hold a hearing on the matter.

The Hill says bipartisan bills are going nowhere in the 112th Congress.

The Washington Examiner reports the Senate will vote on the “Buffett Rule” when it comes back from recess.

On the opinion pages: Robert Samuelson suggests Franklin Roosevelt wouldn’t recognize Social Security as it exists today.

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