Obama strikes defiant tone with Republicans in big speech

2015-01-21 09:18

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Washington – President Barack Obama greeted the new Republican-led Congress with defiance yesterday, calling for his opponents to end their resistance to raising taxes on the wealthy and threatening to veto any legislation they approve that would challenge his key decisions.

But by calling for higher taxes that Republicans are unlikely to approve and chiding those who suggest climate change is not real, Obama struck a confrontational tone for his final two years in office. He vowed to veto any Republican effort to roll back his signature healthcare law or his unilateral loosening of immigration policy.

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