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2010 Census Stirs Debate In Washington

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2010 Census Stirs Debate In Washington

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2010 Census Stirs Debate In Washington

2010 Census Stirs Debate In Washington

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More than 100,000 people started work for one organization this month: the U.S. Census Bureau. The 2010 census doesn't start until next year, but it's already generating strong debate in Washington. The results will affect many things, including congressional district borders.

Newt Gingrich talks to Jacki Lyden about what the census means for the Republican Party. Then, Robert Shapiro, who oversaw the 2000 census, explains his belief that the 2010 census will be Bush's, and that Obama can't make substantial changes fast enough to do the kind of count that would shake things up.