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President Barack Obama speaks about the "Community College to Career Fund" and his 2013 budget Monday at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, Va.

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Obama pushes federal budget to new level

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking a pass on reining in government growth, President Obama unveiled a record $3.8 trillion election-year budget plan Monday, calling for stimulus-style spending on roads and schools and tax hikes on the wealthy to help pay the costs. The ideas landed with a thud on Capitol Hill.


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