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Obama to GOP: “Don’t Call My Bluff”

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama bluntly told Republican congressional leaders Wednesday they must compromise quickly if the government is to avoid an unprecedented default, adding, “Don’t call my bluff” by passing a short-term debt limit increase he has threatened to veto. The presidential warning, directed at House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., marked an […]

July 14, 2011

Obama Shoots For Fences on Debt Deal

At his late-afternoon press conference on the debt ceiling fight yesterday, the president made clear he doesn’t want a short-term fix. “I don’t think that the American people sent us here to avoid tough problems,” he said. “That’s, in fact, what drives them nuts about Washington — when both parties simply take the path of […]

July 6, 2011