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July 24, 2013 5:23 PM

In Missouri, President Obama focuses on the economy, especially the middle class

He called for a restoration of what he described as an implicit American bargain that rewards hard work with security and more fairly shares the spoils of the world’s largest economy. His speech in Warrensburg and an address earlier in the day in Galesburg, Ill., came just weeks before expected battles this fall over the debt ceiling, the budget and the automatic spending reductions known as the sequester.

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