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Republicans back at work cutting spending


Republicans back at work cutting spending

DAVID ESPO, AP Special Correspondent

WASHINGTON — Moving quickly on their own priorities, House Republicans pushed legislation to abolish partial public financing of presidential campaigns on Wednesday, one day after a State of the Union address in which President Barack Obama pronounced the country "poised for progress" and beckoned lawmakers of both parties to make job creation their common goal.

Majority Leader Eric Cantor said the program was a prime example of wasteful spending the nation cannot afford in an era of record federal deficits...

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