The 'Big Five' Make a Deal: A Painful Budget in Sacramento

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Out from behind closed doors, Governor Schwarzenegger, two Democrats and two Republicans say they’ve made a deal to close the $26 billion budget gap. How big are the changes facing Californians, if the rest of the legislature goes along? We hear from the Democrats, the Republicans and others. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, the deadliest month in eight years for US troops raises the question of how long the American people will support the war in Afghanistan. What are President Obama objectives?  How should "progress" be measured?

Banner image: Assembly Speaker Karen Bass and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announce that legislative leaders and the Governor have reached agreement on a plan to close the state budget deficit