A jobs bill, $626 billion for the Pentagon, and an expansion of the national debt ceiling were among the final bills of the year passed Wednesday by the House of Representatives. The debt ceiling allowed the Democrats to table questions about the deficit until next year, and the $150 billion jobs-creation bill was passed on party lines and won't get out of the Senate, according to The Washington Post. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi told reporters that her eyes were squarely on next year's midterm elections. "I don't know if you've noticed, but I'm in campaign mode," she said.
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