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Obama Takes Tougher Stand on Budget Fight

President Barack Obama is urging Congress to promptly approve a bill to fund the government so as to avoid hurting the economy at a time when global growth is slowing. Speaking Friday to reporters at the White House, Obama said he would not sign any more "shortsighted" measures that cover brief periods and leave disputes over major issues unresolved. He spoke just days after signing a temporary measure worked out between the Republican majority and Obama's Democratic...

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