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Obama Rejects Short-Term Deal

The Hill
Jul 06, 2011

President Obama on Tuesday rejected calls for a short-term hike to the debt ceiling, saying Congress should not give up on a deal to make significant cuts to the country’s budget deficits.

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Jobless Claims Remain Ugly

CNBC
Jun 30, 2011

The number of Americans filing claims for unemployment benefits barely fell last week, a government report showed on Thursday, suggesting the labor market was struggling to regain momentum.

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Obama Behind Scenes Donors

The Washington Post
Jun 30, 2011

President Obama and top White House aides are waging a behind-the-scenes push to win over skeptical big-dollar donors — whose early money is needed to help fund a dramatic summertime expansion of his battleground-state machinery.

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Poll: Obama 46% Republican 42%

Rasmussen
Jun 29, 2011

A generic Republican candidate now holds a four-point lead over President Obama in a hypothetical 2012 election matchup.  It's the fifth week in a row that the GOP candidate has been ahead and the widest gap between the candidates to date.

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Kids Versus Corporate Jets

The National Journal
Jun 29, 2011

Kids versus corporate jets.  If President Obama's news conference accomplished anything on Wednesday afternoon, it underscored, in striking tones, his strategy for winning the debt ceiling fight with Republicans: Make it a clash of classes.

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Economic Confidence Low

Gallup
Jun 28, 2011

After surging in May, Americans' economic confidence receded in early June and remains near its 2011 low, averaging -33 in the week ending June 26. This is down seven percentage points from the week ending May 29 and down a similar amount compared with the same week a year ago.

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Consumer Confidence Hits Low

Bloomberg
Jun 28, 2011

Consumer confidence dropped to a seven-month low in June as Americans grew concerned about the outlook for jobs and wages.

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Obama Steps In On Debt Talks

Jun 27, 2011

President Obama will now take a leading role in negotiations to raise the debt limit, a test of his leadership that will have profound economic effects.

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House Rejects Libya, Keeps Funds

The Hill
Jun 24, 2011

The House on Friday afternoon rejected legislation that would have prohibited the funding of military operations in Libya with only a few exceptions.

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Boehner: No Tax Hikes

The Wall Street Journal
Jun 24, 2011

As President Barack Obama looks to keep flagging deficit reduction talks on track, the White House Friday announced that he would meet Monday with the Senate’s top leaders on the budget.

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