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Obama Presses GOP for Big Deficit Deal

Published Monday, July 11, 2011
by Jared A. Favole

President Barack Obama on Monday said he won't support a short-term deficit-cutting deal and continued to press for a more ambitious agreement involving taxes after a Sunday evening summit with congressional leaders failed to produce a deal.

Mr. Obama, speaking at a televised news conference, said the American people feel a sense of urgency on the deficit talks and want results.

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