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Will Budget Deal Affect Obama's Chances For Re-Election?
A deal struck by lawmakers in Washington last week, as a part of a budget compromise, has some political observers crying foul. Democrats and Republicans agreed to more than 38 billion dollars in spending cuts, to avoid a government shutdown. But as the president presents his plans for reducing national debt, the spotlight is on the biggest domestic budget cuts in U-S history. Host Michel Martin speaks with NPR Supervising Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving and pollster Matt Barreto about the implications of the budget deal for President Obama's re-election prospects.