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Obama Urges Congress to Extend Unemployment Benefits

U.S. President Barack Obama has urged Congress to extend unemployment benefits. Obama said in his weekly address Saturday 1.3 million Americans will lose their unemployment benefits if Congress does not act before it leaves for the Christmas recess. The president said the "economic lifeline" is in jeopardy because "Republicans in this Congress - which is on track to be the most unproductive in history - have, so far, refused to extend it." The non-partisan...

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