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The Details, And Politics, Of Obama's Deficit Plan

President Barack Obama's deficit-reduction plan seeks to reduce the federal deficit by more than $3 trillion over a decade. NPR's Ron Elving describes the details of the plan and the politics surrounding its reception — and its possible fate — in Washington.

Obama Signals GOP 2012 Election To Be Referendum On Rich's Taxes

ANALYSIS: If the 2012 election is a referendum on President Obama, it could be curtains for his hopes of a second term because the economy is making too many voters unhappy. But if it's a choice, Obama could win by persuading enough voters that his approach with a balance of spending cuts and higher taxes on the wealthy is closer to their values.
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CQ Roll Call: Obama Unveils Deficit Reduction Proposal, Congress Annoyed With DNC Ads

CQ Roll Call Daily Brieifing editor David Hawkings gives an analysis on Obama's deficit reduction proposal and Congress' reaction to DNC ads proposing his jobs plan. 


Details Of Obama's Debt Plan

President Obama recently announced his plan to bring down the federal deficit. For the details, David Greene talks with NPR's Mara Liasson.

Five Things To Know About Obama's Deficit Plan

The president will say his plan would pare $4 trillion more from federal deficits over the next decade. He's adding more than $3 trillion to the amount that lawmakers have already agreed to.
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Va. Elections: Financing Shows Tight State Races

Waiting in line to vote

The most recent campaign finance reports submitted by candidates in Virginia show that certain seats in the state's General Assembly will be hotly contested in November's elections.


Obama To Propose Revenue Increases To Fight Deficit

President Obama releases his plan to bring down the federal deficit on Monday. He will outline his plan to a congressional panel tasked with cutting more than $1 trillion in red ink.The proposal is expected to include new taxes, Medicare reductions and savings from troop withdrawals.

Obama Pressured At Home To Do More For Israel

As President Obama prepares to address the U.N. General Assembly this week, he's facing political pressure at home to do more to shield Israel from criticism. Pro-Israel members of Congress are furious the administration hasn't prevented the Palestinians from going to the U.N. to seek membership as a state on land Israel captured in the 1967 war.