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Today Congressional negotiators revealed their $1.1 trillion compromise federal spending bill. The Washington Post’s Ed O’Keefe lists the changes and Wonkblog’s Brad Plumer offers a Congressional Quarterly chart comparing the sequester, the budgets offered by President Obama, Senate Democrats, and House Republicans, and today’s numbers. Wonkette offers a pithy summary, and the Washington Monthly’s Ed Kilgore warns about the bill’s policy riders. Is this the most progressive appropriations bill that can pass in the GOP-controlled House?