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February 8, 2011 5:33 PM

High-speed rail becomes first Obama-GOP budget battle

In a preview of the epic budget fight that will kick off in earnest next week, the Obama administration on Monday proposed a $53 billion plan for high-speed rail, and Republicans who control the purse strings said not so fast. The quick clash over a relatively small item in a budget expected to total about $3.8 trillionunderscored how tough it could be for Obama and the Congress to agree on federal spending.

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