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Obama Says He Won’t Negotiate on Raising Debt Ceiling

President Barack Obama said he will refuse to negotiate with congressional Republicans over raising the nation’s debt ceiling or give in to their attempts to strip funding from his signature health-care law.

“Let me say as clearly as I can: it is not going to happen,” Obama said at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual awards dinner. “We will not negotiate over whether or not America should keep its word or meet its obligations.”