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Obama defends economic vision as battles loom

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President Barack Obama made a campaign-style swing through the Midwest in which he challenged a hostile Congress to work with him to restore middle class prosperity. 

US President Barack Obama speaks at Knox College July 24, 2013 in Galesburg, Illinois. Obama made a campaign-style swing through the Midwest in which he challenged a hostile Congress to work with him to restore middle class prosperity.

Obama made a robust defense of his stalled economic initiatives, which have been bottled up in the Republican-led House of Representatives -- the branch of Congress responsible for managing the nation's checkbook.

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