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Obama presses GOP to halt automatic spending cuts

Staking out his ground ahead of a fiscal

Staking out his ground ahead of a fiscal deadline, President Barack Obama lashed out against Republicans, saying they are unwilling to raise taxes to reduce deficits and warning that the jobs of essential government workers, from teachers to emergency responders, are on the line. (February 19, 2013 12:47 PM)

 (AP) - Staking out his ground ahead of a fiscal deadline, President Barack Obama lashed out against Republicans, saying they are unwilling to raise taxes to reduce deficits and warning that the jobs of essential government workers, from teachers to emergency responders, are on the line.

    

Obama spoke as a March 1 deadline for automatic across-the-board...

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