Bush Defends Policies in Face of Record Deficit

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President Bush uses his weekly radio address to defend his economic policies. Though the White House said Friday that the federal deficit will hit a record $445 billion this year, Mr. Bush predicted Saturday that the deficit for 2004 and 2005 will be $100 billion less than his advisers previously estimated.

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