Bill Scher:

House adds $10B to help prevent teacher layoffs while passing war spending bill, but veto threat looms. Bloomberg: “Lawmakers voted 239-182 to back a plan the Obama administration threatened to veto yesterday because the state aid would be financed in part by cutting $800 million from one of the administration’s signature education initiatives … ‘I didn’t come here to be [Ed. Sec.] Arne Duncan’s congressman,” said [Appropriations Chair David] Obey … ‘Welcome to Washington and welcome to hard choices.'”