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Obama takes off the gloves on jobless benefits

President Obama turned up the heat on Republicans today, blasting the GOP for refusing to vote in favor of extending unemployment benefits for millions of Americans.

Repubs say they don’t want to add to the national debt. Extending the benefits would cost $34 billion. Obama says that’s hyprocritical since the Republicans voted for an extension when George W. Bush was president.

Stay tuned. The rhetoric will only get hotter as the midterm elections draw closer.

On this issue, Obama would seem to have the advantage.

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