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News Roundup | May 2, 2012

Here’s a roundup of this morning’s must-read budget and economic stories:

Politico reports House Republican freshmen may be waffling on their opposition to earmarks.

The Chicago Tribune looks at the number of Americans who have played an online debt reduction “game” and what it says about their willingness to change certain programs.

According to The Washington Post, the Treasury Department will announce today it plans to start issuing a new type of federal debt, reflecting the “government’s desire to avoid unexpected disruptions in its ability to borrow.”

Politico says 2012 is the year of the “wild” economy.

The Washington Free Beacon says money from the 2009 stimulus went to companies that ship jobs overseas.

On the opinion pages: Chuck Blahous and James Capretta say the 2010 health care bill will not cut the deficit while The Washington Post urges Congress to pass Postal Service reform.

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