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Tea partiers fear profiteering takeover

Feb 1, 2010
High prices have driven Tea Party speakers and supporters from attending the group's first convention this week. Many fear the group is losing its grassroots momentum to Republican profit-driving. Brett Neely reports.
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2011 budget will set a deficit record

Feb 1, 2010
President Obama's budget for next year would drive the deficit to a record of over $1.5 trillion. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Amy Scott about program cuts the president is targeting.
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Rocket may not find space in budget

Jan 29, 2010
President Obama is expected to kill a plan to put Americans back on the moon. Thousands of high-tech jobs hang in the balance, as does the business model for U.S. space policy. Jenny Brundin reports.
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Obama delves into spending freeze

Jan 28, 2010
In his first State of the Union address, President Obama supported the trillion-dollar stimulus and announced his proposal to freeze spending next year on Congress-controlled programs. Steve Chiotakis gets more from Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman.
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What's behind Obama's spend freeze?

Jan 26, 2010
President Obama is calling for a spending freeze on some domestic programs in the federal budget. Washington bureau chief John Dimsdale talks with Kai Ryssdal about how much money the move might save.
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How a spending freeze will help deficit

Jan 26, 2010
President Obama is readying a plan to freeze spending on some domestic programs -- with a few notable exceptions. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman about how the spending freeze will impact the deficit.
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Will reforms survive the new Senate?

Jan 26, 2010
How has the election of Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown to the Senate affected the Democrats' agenda? Steve Chiotakis talks to former Labor Secretary Robert Reich about where the party's list of reforms stands now.
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Why Oregon is a political test tube

Jan 26, 2010
Oregon residents take to the polls today to vote on two big proposals concerning state taxes. April Baer explains why the local campaigns may be a barometer for the rest of the country for this election season.
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Commission would cut deficit spending

Jan 26, 2010
The Senate could vote today to create a deficit-cutting commission as part of a bill that will let the government borrow an additional $1.9 trillion. Brett Neely explores the debate around the measure.
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Will opposition get Bernanke thinking?

Jan 25, 2010
Despite his opposition, the White House says Ben Bernanke has enough support to return as Federal Reserve chair. Some senators are hoping their opposition will make him think twice about adopting unpopular policies. Brett Neely reports.

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