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The President is on hold ... hello? hello?
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WASHINGTON -- What if the president gave a major speech and no one heard it? Not a likely scenario, yet this was the question in play for several days as President Obama requested and was kinda-sorta denied an audience before a joint session of Congress. He wasn't flatly denied, though House Speaker John Boehner strongly suggested that the Republican-controlled House would prefer that he speak the following night, Sept. 8.