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Obama's re-election budget
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After hearing President Barack Obama's robust response to their budget-cutting proposals, Republican leaders sounded shocked to hear that the president sounds like -- Gasp! -- a Democrat. At least Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell knew what was at stake: next year's elections. "We will not solve our problems until (the president) stops campaigning," the Kentucky Republican scolded, "and joins us in a serious, bipartisan effort to change not only his tone but his direction."