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CLEVELAND (AP)-  President Barack Obama has leveled an unusually direct attack against House Minority Leader John Boehner in the Republican's home state of Ohio.

Mindful of midterm election polls showing the GOP could win the House and elevate Boehner to speaker, Obama repeatedly addressed Boehner by name Wednesday while accusing him of partisan politics and siding with special interests.

Speaking in the same city where Boehner recently unveiled Republican economic proposals, Obama accused Boehner of holding middle-class tax cuts hostage in favor of also extending tax cuts for the rich. Obama said Boehner was opposing new infrastructure spending the president has proposed that could put people back to work. Said Obama: "That's bad for America."

 

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