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Obama budget woos FDA and NIH, spurns CDC

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President Barack Obama's proposed $3.73 trillion fiscal year 2012 budget, revealed 14 February, was not the St. Valentine's Day massacre on government spending the Republicans had hoped for, although certainly never expected. But neither was it all hugs and kisses, with some agencies being treated like jilted lovers, as the president said he needed to use some tough love to reduce the deficit.

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