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Republicans go after Obama, not each other, during debate

Republicans go after Obama, not each other, during debate

By PHILIP ELLIOTT
The Associated Press

Published Jun 13, 2011 05:49PM MDT

Manchester, N.H. • Republican White House hopefuls assailed President Barack Obama’s handling of the economy from the opening moments of their first major debate of the campaign season Monday night and pledged emphatically to repeal the administration’s year-old health care law.
“When 14 million Americans are out of work we need a new president to end the Obama Depression,” declared former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, the first among seven contenders on stage to criticize the president’s economi...

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