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4:01 am
Thu May 28, 2015

Families In Houston Begin Cleaning Up After Devastating Floods

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Thu May 28, 2015

Nebraska Lawmakers Override Veto; Abolish Death Penalty

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Thu May 28, 2015

Kentucky's GOP Must Unite Behind Winner In Primary For Governor

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 5:33 am

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Thu May 28, 2015

Top Spelling Contestants Give Advice To The Next Generation

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Politics
4:01 am
Thu May 28, 2015

The Future President Will Need To Wrestle With Debt From The Past

While annual deficits have shrunk dramatically since the depths of the Great Recession, the federal government is still adding to its overall debt.
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Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 6:19 am

Our next president is likely to have some big plans for the future of the country. But he or she will also have to wrestle with some left-over bills from the past. The federal government has issued trillions of dollars in IOUs. And just the interest on that massive debt could be a serious constraint for the next president.

That's why Danette Kenne has some questions for the presidential candidates about what kind of budget they plan to present to Congress.

"Being in Iowa, one of the things we can do is ask questions," Kenne said.

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