Stale political arguments no longer apply?

Pres. Barack Obama
U.S President Barack Obama gives his inaugural address during his inauguration as the 44th President of the United States of America on the West Front of the Capitol January 20, 2009 in Washington, DC.
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The new president has laid out his agenda and the new Congress -- minus one Senator from Minnesota -- is poised to respond.

Meanwhile, Minnesota lawmakers await the governor's first salvo in the budget wars.

Is it politics as usual?

Analysts Tom Horner and Todd Rapp join MPR's Gary Eichten to survey the political scene.

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