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What Are The Origins Of The Term 'Class Warfare'?

Lynn Neary speaks with Julian Zelizer, Princeton professor of history and public affairs, about the origins of the term "class warfare" — and how it has evolved over the years.
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In The Obama White House, A Crisis Of 'Confidence'

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind talks about his unflattering picture of rivalries and dysfunction within President Obama's first economic team in his book Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President. Some of officials quoted in the book say they were misquoted or that their comments were taken out of context.
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Donahoe Determined To Keep Postal Service Relevant

The U.S. Postal Service lost $8.5 billion last year. On Monday, President Obama endorsed a plan to reduce mail delivery to five days a week to cut its massive losses. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe talks to Steve Inskeep about the future of the mail service.
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GOP Not Interest In Raising Taxes On Anyone

President Obama's deficit reduction plan is just a proposal unless Congress acts. Most Republicans don't like what they heard from the president about taxing the wealthy to shrink long-term deficits.
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Obama Proposes Higher Tax Revenue To Curb Deficit

President Obama's call for $1.5 trillion in tax hikes to reduce the deficit puts him on a collision course with congressional Republicans. Some of Democratic supporters may welcome Obama's newly combative negotiating style, but deficit watchdogs warn his plan falls short in key areas.
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In Need Of Cash, Spain Auctions Airports, Lottery

Spain is struggling to cope with its national debt. So the socialist government is auctioning off state assets like airports and the national lottery to generate much-needed cash and avoid a European bailout.
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Entrepreneurs Emerge As Cuba Loosens Control

In communist Cuba, thousands of small private businesses have cropped up since the government eased its control of the economy. But entrepreneurs still face limitations, like restrictions on advertising.
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Does Buffett Rule Add Up For Obama Deficit Plan?

The president's proposal targets the superrich that billionaire investor Warren Buffett says should pay more in taxes. Buffett points out that he pays a lower rate than his secretary. Some economists argue, however, that high tax rates won't be enough to fix the deficit.

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