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Today on This News Face Press Union, Sen. Dick Durbin said Democrats may accept a budget without extended unemployment benefits, while Sen. Rand Paul said extended benefits cause people “to become part of this perpetual unemployed.” Also, former Secretary of State James Baker said President Reagan regretted vetoing anti-apartheid sanctions and Rev. Jesse Jackson said apartheid gaps remain in U.S. poverty, health care and education. And why is CNN beating the terrorism drum week after week?