Congress sends budget and debt deal to Obama

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., right, and Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., left, walk to talk to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, about the passage of a budget by the House. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation sparing the country the specter of a catastrophic default and partial government shutdown is ready for President Barack Obama’s signature after the Senate passed it by a comfortable margin.

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