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President Barack Obama on Wednesday suggested that some Republicans had begun to soften their opposition to increased tax rates on the wealthiest Americans, but sharply warned the GOP against looking to tie their budget fight to an upcoming debate over whether to increase the debt ceiling.
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With less than two weeks left until election day, President Barack Obama talks exclusively with NBC’s Brian Williams about the tightening of the race between him and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. In the first of a series of interviews during his two-day campaign blitz to seven states, the president said he has delivered on promises made during the 2008 campaign. Brian Williams’ full, behind-the-scenes profile airs Thurs., Oct. 25 at 10pm/9c on NBC’s Rock Center with Brian Williams.
President Barack Obama urged Congress on Monday to extend expiring tax cuts for most American households, injecting the issue of tax fairness into the 2012 campaign.
The president, speaking early this afternoon at the White House, again voiced support for allow tax cuts for households earning over $250,000 per year to expire at the end of 2012, while also preserving existing rates for households earning less than that.
ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE - The elderly owner of an Ohio restaurant where President Barack Obama ate breakfast on Friday died of natural causes just hours after meeting him.
Josephine “Ann” Harris, 70, owner of Ann’s Place, where Obama was served eggs, bacon, toast and grits, died at a hospital in Akron, Ohio. The president called her daughter from Air Force One to express his condolences.
POLAND, Ohio — It took President Obama about 10 minutes before addressing today’s sluggish jobs report, showing just 80,000 jobs created and the unemployment rate unchanged at 8.2 percent.
But he said the economy overall is heading “in the right direction.” He blamed any sluggishness not on his policies, but on a “stalemate in Washington.”
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visited Ground Zero in New York City to review the construction of the iconic 104-story skyscraper that replaces the World Trade center towers destroyed on Sept. 11, 2001.