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BUDGET
As President Obama's personal lobbying on Capitol Hill this week seemed to bring him closer to Republican lawmakers as he talked about changes in Medicare and Social Security, Democrats offered the expected pushback.
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Maybe the most surprising thing about President Obama's wining and dining of GOP lawmakers is the fact that it's surprising.
BUDGET
The major budget cuts looming on March 1 are a bad idea, whether you know much about them or not.
The two leaders of President Obama's 2010 panel on cutting the national debt, former Sen. Alan Simpson and former White House chief of staff Erskine Bowles, are back at it, offering a new compromise budget plan that builds on deficit reduction that's already been enacted.
The immediate frenzy over the fiscal cliff may have subsided, but the drama is far from over: Next on the agenda is a debate  over spending cuts - a debate that promises to be as rancorous as the one we've just seen.
Debate #1 moderator Jim Lehrer devoted a segment to the national debt. The discussion turned to Medicaid.
Whitey Ford, right, walks up to Reggie Jackson during The New York Yankees 65th Old Timers Day.
TSA stands by officers after pat-down of 95-year-old woman in Florida. The cancer patient was forced to remove her adult diaper during a screening a couple of weeks ago at the Northwest Florida Regional Airport, according to her daughter. The federal agency's statement: "We have reviewed the circumstances involving this screening and determined that our officers acted professionally and according to proper procedure." (What do you think? Were the TSA agents justified or out of line?) ... When is it time to take away the cars keys? The debate over seniors' right to remain behind the wheel was revived this weekend  after a 90-year-old woman drove through a nursing home's recreation room on Saturday.
Peter Falk Dies at 83
Update: New York legalizes same-sex marriage in late Friday vote. Newly-married New Yorkers will see their lives change significantly - legally and financially. But for those older couples who don't live in the six states recognizing gay marriage, planning is still essential.
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Dangerous heat wave continues: Five people have died from heat-related deaths as scorching weather continues to grip the East Coast, officials say.  The victims were at least 60 and all had pre-existing medical conditions - making them the most vulnerable in extreme weather. 
Faced with mounting pressure to put the clamp on a hemorrhaging federal budget deficit, the White House unveiled Monday a $3.7 trillion budget highlighting a plan that aims to cut more than $1 trillion over the next decade. So what does this mean for you?
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