Romney urges Obama to stop looming military cuts

By Steve Peoples

Associated Press

Published: Sunday, Nov. 20 2011 12:00 a.m. MST

Republican presidential hopeful, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, right, greets a young supporter during a town hall event in Peterborough, N.H., Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011. Romney is campaigning for the nation's earliest presidential primary, which is less than two months away.

Michael Dwyer, Associated Press

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NASHUA, N.H. — Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney is calling on President Obama to block looming military cuts.

The former Massachusetts governor tells supporters in New Hampshire that the deficit-cutting supercommittee in Congress probably won't come up with a deal before its Wednesday deadline. That would trigger billions of dollars in automatic cuts to the military and domestic programs.

Romney says the president hasn't done enough to push congress to compromise, and Romney wants Obama to introduce legislation to stop the threatened military cuts.

Romney himself has been reluctant to take a position on the supercommittee.

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