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Political Checklist: GOP to Unveil a Budget, Obama Opens Re-Election Bid



In this week’s Political Checklist, Gwen Ifill, Judy Woodruff and David Chalian look at the details of the looming April 8 government shutdown deadline as well as Republican Rep. Paul Ryan’s Tuesday budget announcement, which is expected to advocate cuts to both the top tax rate and to entitlements.

Also on the agenda: President Obama’s re-election campaign launch video, which as David notes, contains just one mention of the word “change” – an indicator that as the incumbent, President Obama will have a new message.

Monday’s Morning Line also looked into the details of the president’s reelection campaign and the budget battle.

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