Budget Talks To Focus On Potential Foreign Aid Cuts Among Other Issues

White House budget talks entered a new phase on Tuesday “as the deficit reduction group led by Vice President Biden” started debate about “sensitive issues that they have purposely sidestepped during their six earlier meetings. At the top of the agenda for the next three days: deep cuts on domestic spending and foreign aid and imposing a dollar limit on federal spending,” the Washington Post’s “Political Economy” blog reports (Cha/Halzack, 6/14).