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Obama to lobby GOP lawmakers on stimulus

WASHINGTON (KWWL) - President Barack Obama travels to Capitol Hill Tuesday to lobby Republicans on his stimulus plan.

The president wants to impress upon Republicans the urgency of the moment. He says it calls for "swift and extraordinary action." But Press Secretary Robert Gibbs says Obama also wants to listen, as GOP lawmakers demand more tax cuts and less spending.

Whether the move succeeds in gaining votes is unclear, particularly in the House, where the GOP leadership has advanced an alternative that consists almost exclusively of tax cuts.

Online Executive Producer  Nate Leding

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