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Ex-Congressman Fasts To Protest Budget Cuts

Former Congressman Tony Hall has joined dozens of religious leaders and thousands of supporters to protest budget cuts that they say will unfairly affect the poor. Hall has been fasting since March 28 and says he'll continue his diet of water and juice at least through Easter. For Hall, how the budget is cut is a moral issue, but House Speaker John Boehner says spending too much and leaving the next generation in debt is also a moral concern.