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News Roundup | April 12, 2012

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

Federal spending was at its highest level ever in March. Dow Jones has the story.

The Beckley Register-Herald says Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin (D) believes the size of the national debt is the greatest threat to the country.

According to USA Today, President Obama will discuss the “Buffett Rule” again today. The Washington Post reports the President has admitted the rule is a “gimmick.”

Fox News reports GSA sponsored a week-long trip to Hawaii for employees to attend a ribbon cutting that lasted one hour.

According to The Huffington Post, the federal government is spending $40 million a year to mow the lawns of foreclosed homes.

Politico has asked the White House to halt economically-costly or controversial regulations until after the election in November.

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