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Obama asks lawmakers to make political sacrifices

President Barack Obama appealed to Democrats and Republicans to "make some political sacrifices" and take advantage of an extraordinary opportunity to tackle the... Read more »

July 9, 2011

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Partisan rhetoric may shrink deficit aspirations

Both President Barack Obama and his GOP rivals are facing dwindling options to slash the deficit after months of angry rhetoric and political posturing. Read more »

July 9, 2011

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Grim jobs report casts shadow over debt talks

President Barack Obama used a bleak jobs report Friday to prod Congress toward a swift agreement on deficits and the national debt. But the higher unemployment numbers... Read more »

July 8, 2011

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Grim jobs report casts shadow over debt talks

Beset by a weak jobs report, President Barack Obama on Friday called for swift action by Congress to raise the nation's borrowing limit, saying the uncertainty over... Read more »

July 8, 2011

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Obama: Still differences on debt, new talks Sunday

With an August deadline for a budget deal to raise the nation's debt ceiling looming, President Barack Obama and congressional negotiators are looking at closing some... Read more »

July 8, 2011

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Time to cut a deal

Once again, leaders from both political parties met yesterday morning to discuss a compromise on the federal budget. Read more »

July 8, 2011

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