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Here’s a roundup of this morning’s must-read budget and economic stories:
Politico says partisanship in Congress is only going to get worse as the election year drags on.
Fewer Americans form households after the recession, hampering the economic recovery reports Washington Post.
The Wall Street Journal reports Portugal is cutting spending.
Bloomberg reports that the US economy behaved predictably during the financial crisis.
On the opinion pages: Jon Healey believes the two presidential candidates should have a debate where the debt and deficit are the only topics while Jogadeesh Gokhale says Social Security and Medicare trustees are masking the true size of the programs’ shortfalls.