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'Obamacare' mandate delay will cost $12 billion, affect 1 million workers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's decision to delay implementation of part of his healthcare reform law will cost $12 billion and leave a million fewer Americans with employer-sponsored health insurance in 2014, congressional researchers said Tuesday.Full story

CBO says ending spending cuts would significantly boost economy

  The Huffington Post’s Sam Stein and Mother Jones’ David Corn join MSNBC’s Hardball with more details.

CBO: Reversing cuts would boost jobs, economy

A new study says that reversing more than $100 billion in automatic spending cuts hitting the economy this year and next would boost the economy by 0.7 percent and increase employment by 900,000 jobs. Full story

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  2: Panel examines dysfunction in Washington

A Meet the Press roundtable discusses the difficulties facing lawmakers and how congressional partisanship will impact key pieces of legislation like the immigration overhaul.