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Democrats: Medicare Ads Are Political Spin

Public service advertisements are at the center of the latest battle over the Medicare prescription-drug benefit, which became law more than two months ago. Republicans say the ads are educational. Democrats call them taxpayer-financed propaganda that misrepresents how much seniors will save. NPR's Peter Overby reports.

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Peter Overby has covered Washington power, money, and influence since a foresighted NPR editor created the beat in 1994.