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Democrats back down on many spending priorities; Bush indicates he'll sign measure.
Restructuring combat brigades will exceed most recent estimate of $52.5 billion.
Contractor accepts $2.8 million penalty to address a widely publicized security lapse last year.
More than 60 percent of the 50 largest contractors' campaign contributions have gone to Democratic candidates.
Restrictions stipulating domestic metal for defense hardware are eased from 2008 defense authorization bill.
Legislation would limit the Bush administration's anti-terrorism powers.
Comptroller General David Walker says if government was a corporation, investors would be talking about the need for a "major shake-up."