The House of Representatives, which controls the nation’s purse strings, is dominated by Republicans. But they just agreed to a budget deal that includes $680 billion in new spending and special-interest tax cuts. The White House is claiming total victory. The deal gives the Obama administration what it wanted on Obamacare, immigration, and the environment. Planned Parenthood will keep its government funding. Pretty much the only thing Republicans got in return was an end to the ban on oil exports. Rush Limbaugh is calling for the Republican Party to be disbanded. See this for details.
UPDATE: The House adopted the budget.
UPDATE: So has the Senate, and the President has signed it. Look, this budget does some good things, like give more money to the military, including giving troops a raise. But it’s a return to the old deficit spending, reversing the budget reforms (for example, the agreement to balance new spending by making cuts elsewhere) of a few years ago.