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Supporters cheer the arrival of President Obama in Hampton, Virginia Newport News Daily Press/MCT
Supporters cheer the arrival of President Obama in Hampton, Virginia Newport News Daily Press/MCT

Obama casts himself as middle-class tax cutter, calls out Fox News for saying anything else

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