Inside Politics: Obama says Congress has ‘more to do’

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President Obama says legislation to keep transportation projects going and prevent interest rates from doubling on new loans to college students will help many in this country.

But, he says “we’ve got more to do.”

Mr. Obama said in his weekly radio and Internet address Saturday that the measure he signed into law Friday will keep thousands of construction workers on the job and help students and their families.

But he said Congress should do more to promote infrastructure and reform and expand financial aid offered to students.

In the Republican address, Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle of New York said Mr. Obama’s policies are “making things worse, starting with his health care law.”

She said the Supreme Court’s upholding of the law adds urgency to repealing the health care overhaul.

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A Republican official says the Republican presidential candidate is set to visit the Olympics in London for the opening ceremonies and the beginning of the competition. Then he’ll head to Israel, where he plans to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Mr. Romney’s advisers are considering plans to visit other countries in Europe, though the itinerary is still being finalized.

Mr. Romney, who has been vacationing in Wolfeboro, N.H., speaks to the NAACP’s annual convention on Wednesday and is planning a Thursday fundraiser with former Vice President Dick Cheney.

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