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President Obama, through his spokesman Robert Gibbs, says he will keep his campaign promise not to raise taxes on Americans making less than $250,000 per year. He reminded his advisers of that pledge in a daily economic briefing Monday, the spokesman said.

Associated Press President Obama, through his spokesman Robert Gibbs, says he will keep his campaign promise not to raise taxes on Americans making less than $250,000 per year. He reminded his advisers of that pledge in a daily economic briefing Monday, the spokesman said.

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