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Bush Seeks Deep Cuts in 2006 Budget

President Bush proposes cuts to hundreds of federal programs in his 2006 budget, released Monday. But the $2.5 trillion in spending doesn't include the expense of keeping troops in Iraq and Afghanistan or overhauling Social Security. NPR's Alex Chadwick talks with NPR senior Washington, D.C., editor Ron Elving.

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Ron Elving is Senior Editor and Correspondent on the Washington Desk for NPR News, where he is frequently heard as a news analyst and writes regularly for NPR.org.
Alex Chadwick
For more than 30 years, Alex Chadwick has been bringing the world to NPR listeners as an NPR News producer, program host and currently senior correspondent. He's reported from every continent except Antarctica.
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