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WATCH LIVE: Obama's Backyard Talk

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - President Barack Obama says Republicans haven't been honest with the American people about the hard choices that need to be made in order to put the economy on a path toward long-term growth.

Speaking in Iowa, the site of his first victory in the presidential campaign, Obama said Republicans want to return to the same policies that led the country into the financial crisis. He singled out GOP support for tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans,
saying that extending those tax cuts would force the government to cut back on other services.

Obama spoke to about 70 people at the home of Jeff and Sandy Clubb. It's the third "backyard discussion" he's held in two days as he tries to convince Americans to keep his Democrat Party in control of Congress.
   

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