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November 2012


White House Stays Optimistic that 'Fiscal Cliff' Can be Avoided

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President Barack Obama remains optimistic his administration and congressional leaders can come together to make a deal that would avoid the harsh tax increases and across-the-board spending cuts set to take effect at the beginning of the new year.

White House spokesman Jay Carney said Obama spoke ...

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Obama Pledges Support for Hurricane Sandy Recovery Efforts During Staten Island Visit

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Surveying damage left in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, President Barack Obama pledged to work with Congress to fund recovery efforts and tapped a member of his cabinet to head rebuilding efforts during a trip to Staten Island Thursday.

"There's still a lot of clean-up to do … that's FEMA's ...

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