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White House Stays Out of Deficit Panel

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Sen. Patty Murray (right), co-chairman of the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction, hasn’t had much help from the White House while negotiating a deal to cut $1.2 trillion from the deficit.

“It appears President Obama is once again abdicating responsibility in paying for his plans, pushing it off on the deficit reduction committee,” said super committee member Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) on the night of the president’s jobs speech.

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