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What We Learned: Obama's Good Week

-- On the surface, the Republicans' success in killing the omnibus spending bill was about the Tea Party's cry to stop earmarks. But activists also wanted to push the spending debate into 2011, where they can shape and shrink the budget. It's not so much about earmarks (which is a superficial issue), it's about shrinking the government.

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