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Promising Year Ends Badly After Fiscal Showdown Squeezes Science

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Science  04 Jan 2008:
Vol. 319, Issue 5859, pp. 18-19
DOI: 10.1126/science.319.5859.18

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The Democratic-controlled Congress lost a showdown with the Republican White House on overall domestic spending levels, resulting in much smaller numbers than science boosters had thought likely for the 2008 fiscal year that began on 1 October 2007.