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President Barack Obama meets with members of his national security team in the Situation Room of the White House, Oct. 11, 2011, to thank them for their work in disrupting a plot to assassinate Ambassador Adel al-Jubeir of Saudi Arabia. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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President Barack Obama attended a private DNC fundraiser in the suburbs of Orlando after a visit with unemployed construction workers in a downtown Irish bar.

The President spoke about job creation, health care and the challenges facing his re-election campaign.

“Back in 2008, it was sort of lightning in a bottle,” he said. “There was huge excitement and I wasn’t as gray. Everybody had those ‘hope’ posters and all that stuff. And it was cool to be an Obama supporter, because it was new and fresh. And, now, everybody looks and says, we see him on TV all the time. He is looking old and worn out. Everybody still loves Michelle, though … And the girls. And Bo.”

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ThinkProgress: Romney did raise taxes to help pay for reform in Massachusetts. The expansion of coverage is financed with federal funding and higher taxes on individuals who fail to purchase coverage and large businesses that didn’t offer insurance. Romney admitted as much during a March 7, 2010 interview on Fox News Sunday: “If they don’t buy insurance, they’ll find that their taxes are higher,” he said.

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First lady Michelle Obama addressed a DNC fundraiser at a private residence in D.C. Tuesday night, emphasizing the importance of working together during difficult economic times.

She continued to push for her husband’s jobs bill, stressing that it would help stimulate the economy. The bill, she said, was part of Americans’ obligation to help each other.

“It’s about whether we as a country will honor the fundamental promise that we made generations ago, that when times are hard, we do not abandon our fellow citizens,” she said. “We don’t do that. That’s not who we are.”

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President Barack Obama exits Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base on his return from trips to Pennsylvania and Florida where he promoted the American Jobs Act




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