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GOP risks recession by blocking Obama jobs bill: Geithner

WASHINGTON — U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner warned Republicans that they risk helping to tip the country into recession by failing to back President Barack Obama’s jobs bill late Tuesday. Speaking just before Republican senators joined with Democratic Sens. Ben Nelson and Jon Tester to vote against the $447 billion…

Obama to call for $3 trillion in deficit savings

President Barack Obama will Monday call for new deficit cuts of $3.0 trillion but warn Republicans he will veto any bill that trims healthcare for the elderly without hiking taxes on the rich. In a speech in the White House Rose Garden, Obama will ignite a new clash with political…