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February 22nd, 2013
05:31 PM ET

Budget cuts' upside, explained with dental tools

By Lisa Desjardins, CNN

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(CNN) – For the past two days, we’ve reported on the problems with and scope of the forced spending cuts that are due to go into effect March 1. Today, in the final part of our series, we look  at why some politicians want the cuts to happen.

[:36] Sen. Rand Paul, R-KY says, “This is not enough cuts. So if we get rid of this, it just shows we are not as a nation serious about doing anything about our debt crisis.”

Fiscal hawks, largely conservative, and Tea Party-leaning Republicans argue that money saved by the budget cuts just scratches the surface of the U.S. budget problem.

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CNN Radio News Day: February 22, 2013
The Euro logo is seen in front of the European Central Bank (ECB) l in Frankfurt/Main, western Germany.
February 22nd, 2013
04:44 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: February 22, 2013

CNN Radio News Day is an evening news program providing an informative, thoughtful and creative look at the day's events. It's posted Monday through Friday at 4:30 pm ET.

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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.

  • Italians head to the polls this week to select a new government. The nation, like much of the rest of the eurozone, faces tough political and economic choices. In fact, the European Union now says they says they will face recession the entirety of 2013. CNN Anchor and International Correspondent Jonathan Mann has been following the situation:

"They are pulling that money out of their own economies to give that money to the banks, that's going to take longer and be harder than anyone really hoped. " FULL POST

February 22nd, 2013
01:57 PM ET

'Ready, Seth, Go'

By Jim Roope, CNN

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(CNN) – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is going back to TV for this year’s Oscar’s host.

‘Family Guy’ and ‘American Dad’ creator Seth MacFarlane will take on what is considered the toughest gig in show business. MacFarlane admits that not many know his face.

[:52] “If you don’t know who I am just pretend I’m Donny Osmond, you’ll be fine, we’ll get through it.”

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CNN Profiles: Falling and rising with Robert Battle
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Artistic Director Robert Battle with dancers.
February 22nd, 2013
09:58 AM ET