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Senate Democrats unveiled two proposals in mid-February that combined spending cuts with more tax revenue. One plan would raise taxes on on millionaires -- the so-called Buffett Rule -- and the other would close tax loopholes, but Republicans have made it clear they want no tax hikes.
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1789: President George Washington appoints Thomas Jefferson as the first United States secretary of state. He also appointed John Jay as the first chief justice of the United States, Samuel Osgood as the first United States postmaster general and Edmund Randolph as the first United States attorney general.
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