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Obama Knocks GOP Leader; Says GOP Blocks Jobs Vote

DALLAS (AP) - President Barack Obama says the GOP's "primary answer" to the nation's job crisis has been one word: no.

Obama spoke at a Democratic fundraiser in Dallas on Tuesday _ as he attacked House Republican leaders for blocking an up-or-down vote on his entire jobs package.

House GOP leader Eric Cantor has said Republicans will permit a vote on parts they agree with, but not the entire $447 billion measure.

In remarks prepared for a later community college appearance near Dallas, Obama challenge Cantor to come to Texas "and explain what in this jobs bill he doesn't believe in."
      

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