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West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd Dies At 92

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Skeptical Republicans Await Kagan's Answers

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When President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave in to pressures to balance the budget in 1937, unemployment almost doubled. Currently, Democrats are pushing for more government spending to help stimulate the economy and ease unemployment. AP hide caption

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Spending Debate A Throwback To New Deal

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A U.S. Border Patrol officers walks beside the fence that divides the U.S. from Mexico in the town of Nogales, Ariz., in April. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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