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Bush's U.S. Budget: Cuts, and Little on Iraq

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Bush's U.S. Budget: Cuts, and Little on Iraq

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Bush's U.S. Budget: Cuts, and Little on Iraq

Bush's U.S. Budget: Cuts, and Little on Iraq

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After a first term marked by rising budget shortfalls, President Bush started his second with a vow to cut the deficit in half by 2010. The new $2.5 trillion budget proposal has deep cuts to domestic programs, from agricultural subsidies to literacy efforts, but it's also notable for what it leaves out, like spending for Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Ron Elving, NPR's Senior Washington Editor