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White House Sends Spending Wish List To Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is pushing a pre-election shopping list on its Democratic allies in Congress as they prepare must-pass legislation to prevent a government shutdown
next month.

Republicans are protesting the spending requests, which include $1.9 billion for school grants, financial help for the Postal Service and more than $4 billion to finance settlements of
long-standing lawsuits against the government.

The administration also wants to renew parts of last year's economic stimulus measure, including $800 million for child care grants to states.

They're all tacked onto a bill to continue funding the government past the Sept. 30 end of the fiscal year. Such bills typically don't carry controversial legislation.
      
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