Projected lower deficit could slow any bu

Projected lower deficit could slow any budget deal
Associated Press

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 file photo, Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf is reflected on a table as he speaks about the office's annual Budget and Economic Outlook during a news conference at the Ford House Office Building in Washington. A Congressional Budget Office study released Tuesday May 14, 2013 cites higher tax revenues and better-than-expected payments from government-controlled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as the key reasons for this year's improved outlook. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

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