Conservatives like Republican Rep. Paul Ryan are using religious arguments as they push for cuts to taxes and to services for the poor. That's prompting liberals to push back, saying it goes against Jesus' command to care for the poor.
With the broad outlines of the 2012 general election in focus, host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Mara Liasson about the ways forward for President Obama and his likely Republican challenger, Mitt Romney.
Congress returns from its spring break this coming week. The Senate will vote on the Buffett Rule, raising taxes on millionaire investors. The House may wrestle again with the highway bill. The distraction of presidential primaries will no longer deflect public attention. NPR's David Welna talks with host Rachel Martin.
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