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US President Barack Obama speaks about the situation in Ukraine during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, March 3, 2014.

Today President Obama releases his budget plan. It features tax cuts for the middle-class and more funding for anti-poverty programs.

This is just the first step in what promises to be a lengthy debate over federal spending and priorities as Republicans are expected to release their own plan in the coming weeks. For more, we're joined by Lauren French, tax policy reporter for POLITICO.

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