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June 9th, 2011
11:04 AM ET

In Depth: Sen. Sherrod Brown on budget negotiations and why Medicare should not be cut

Vice President Joe Biden resumes budget talks with top lawmakers on Thursday at the White House. The impasse rests on GOP refusal to raise the debt ceiling without significant spending cuts – and that may not even be enough for some.

Conservative Republicans, including the powerful Club for Growth, are demanding more than spending cuts – they want other reforms including a balanced-budget amendment. One of the items Democrats want off of the table in any deal is Ryan's "Medicare" proposal.

Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, joins Kiran Chetry this morning to talk about balancing the budget and why Medicare should not be on the cutting board.

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