|The House on Thursday approved sweeping legislation to cut $310 billion from the deficit over the next decade -- much of it from programs for the poor -- and to shift some of that savings to the Pentagon to stave off automatic military spending cuts scheduled for next year. Republicans framed the fight as a test of seriousness, saying their party was the only one willing to make the difficult choices necessary to tame the deficit.
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