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Obama criticizes Congress for leaving Washington without extending unemployment benefits

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President Obama used his year-end press conference Friday to criticize Congress for leaving Washington for Christmas without reauthorizing extended unemployment benefits, which are set to expire on Dec. 28 for 1.3 million Americans. Obama warned that those workers were about to “lose a vital economic lifeline at Christmastime." "I think we’re better than that," the president said. "We don’t...

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