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Day 65: Obama Pushes Budget On The Hill

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On his sixty-fifth day in office, President Obama took his case for his ambitious and expensive budget to Capitol Hill, where Republicans and some moderate Democrats are saying it includes too much spending.

Despite calls from some in the Senate to eliminate the president's signature middle-class tax cut after 2010, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs and budget director Peter Orszag honored Medal of Honor recipients at the Arlington National Cemetery, calling them "the foremost example of greatness in service and sacrifice."

Their bravery and humble strength continues to reassure our nation of the strength of its character and ideals even in these difficult times," added the president.

In the evening, Mr. Obama is embarking on his first two fundraisers as president – an event at the National Women in the Arts Museum where the ticket price is $30,400 per couple, and a Tony Bennett concert at the Warner Theater were tickets go for $100, $250 and $1,000.

Watch Chip Reid's CBS Evening News report on the president's day below.

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