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Obama To Rally Support For His Deficit-Reduction Plan

President Barack Obama will take his message on the road with a "series of campaign-style stops" in an effort to block a Republican deficit-reduction blueprint that would dramatically change Medicare and other social programs.

The Washington Post: Obama To Hit Road To Rally Support For Debt Reduction Plan Ahead Of Budget Battles
From Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale to Facebook's headquarters in Silicon Valley, Obama will make a series of campaign-style stops in an effort to block a Republican plan that would reduce the deficit by dramatically changing Medicare and reducing spending on education and other social programs (Goldfarb and Bacon, 4/17).

Politico: President Obama To Ignore 'Czar' Ban
President Barack Obama is planning to ignore language in the 2011 spending package that would ban several top White House advisory posts. House Republicans tacked on language to the contentious spending bill to cut the salaries for four so-called czars - policy advisers appointed to assist the president on health care, climate change, autos and manufacturing, and urban affairs (Bravender, 4/17).

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