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McCain: Obama's confrontational speech harmful to talks

Republican Senator John McCain has described President Obama's statement on the so-called fiscal cliff of tax rises and spending cuts, as a "cheerleading, ridiculing of Republicans exercise".

Speaking on the Senate floor, Mr McCain questioned President Obama's commitment to finding a resolution and said the president had sent a clear message of confrontation to Republicans.

  • 31 Dec 2012
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