Obama speech tries to break debt logjam

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But he praised Mr. Boehner for working with him, while blaming other House Republicans — particularly those elected on the strength of tea party voters last year — for the stalemate.

Seeking to counter those Republicans, Mr. Obama pointed to President Reagan, who saw the debt limit increase 18 times during his presidency.

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Kara Rowland

Kara Rowland

Kara Rowland, White House reporter for The Washington Times, is a D.C.-area native. She graduated from the University of Virginia, where she studied American government and spent nearly all her waking hours working as managing editor of the Cavalier Daily, UVa.’s student newspaper.

Her interest in political reporting was piqued by an internship at Roll Call the summer before her ...

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