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President Obama unveils his budget and challenges Democrats to keep fighting for health care legislation. Car troubles continue for Toyota. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week’s top national news stories.
- Sheryl Gay Stolberg White House correspondent, "The New York Times."
- Chris Hayes Washington editor of The Nation and a fellow at the New America Foundation.
- Matthew Continetti associate editor of "The Weekly Standard"; he edits the magazine's "Campaign Standard" blog.
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