Obama challenges Congress: Do 'something big'
Published 07/15/2011, Associated Press
President Barack Obama said Friday Congress has a "unique opportunity to do something big" and stabilize the U.S. economy for decades by cutting deficits at the same time it raises the national debt limit ahead of a critical Aug. 2 deadline. He said he was ready to make tough decisions — such as on Medicare costs — and challenged Republicans to do the same.Word count: 1100
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