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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

President Obama: We Took ‘Scalpel’ Not ‘Machete’ To Discretionary Budget

President Barack Obama makes a statement about his budget during a news conference on the White House. (AP)

President Barack Obama makes a statement about his budget during a news conference on the White House. (AP)

President Obama held his first news conference of the year, and defended his budget proposal as Republicans call for deeper cuts.  We speak with Ben Smith, reporter and blogger for Politico.


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