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April 13, 2011

Obama pivots, eyes Medicare changes, tax increases

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WASHINGTON —

In the Senate, the top Republican on the Budget Committee said Obama needed to offer not just a speech but a new budget with detailed deficit-cutting proposals.

"We can begin a conversation if his proposal is substantive and is capable of evaluation, even if I might disagree with it," Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., said. "What I don't find acceptable at this late date is just another speech with vague generalities."

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