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Ahead of new debt talks, Boehner nixes grand plan

President Barack Obama and congressional leaders were regrouping after House Republicans abandoned efforts for a deficit reduction package of $4 trillion over 10... Read more »

July 10, 2011

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Boehner to seek smaller $2 trillion deal to avoid tax increases

House Speaker John Boehner has informed president Barack Obama that he wants to pursue a smaller $2 trillion deficit reduction deal, not the larger effort sought by... Read more »

July 9, 2011

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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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