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Thu., Dec. 23, 2010, 11:01 a.m.

Obama marks accomplishments, spending fights loom

President  Obama speaks at a news conference Tuesday.  (Associated Press)
President Obama speaks at a news conference Tuesday. (Associated Press)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Wednesday he expected a robust debate with Republicans next year on the need to cut spending but was encouraged by the climate of compromise that led to a string of recent legislative victories.

When Obama returns to Washington from a Christmas break in Hawaii, he will face tough fights over reducing government spending, tackling record $1.3 trillion U.S. budget deficit and reforming the tax code with Republicans who will take control of the House of Representatives and gain strength in the Senate. Read more.


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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.