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Fri May 27, 2011
NPR Story

Republicans, Democrats Battle Over Budget, Medicare

Medicare has been the hot issue this week, as the Republican plan to overhaul Medicare failed in the Senate and Democrat Kathy Hochul won a disputed seat in New York's 26th Congressional District, campaigning against a House Republican plan to overhaul Medicare. Mary Kate Cary, columnist and blogger for U.S. News and World Report , and Cynthia Tucker of The Atlanta Journal Constitution give their analysis on the health and budgets debates on Capitol Hill.