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Bush Says New Budget Will Cut Deficit in Half

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Bush Says New Budget Will Cut Deficit in Half

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Bush Says New Budget Will Cut Deficit in Half

Bush Says New Budget Will Cut Deficit in Half

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In a White House press conference, President Bush says he will submit a budget that will halve the deficit in five years. And he responds to criticism of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's handling of the Iraq war. Hear NPR's Renee Montagne and NPR's Don Gonyea.