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Obama Regrets Vote Against Raising Debt Limit

WASHINGTON — The White House said Monday that President Barack Obama regrets his vote as a senator in 2006 against raising the debt limit – a vote he’s now pressuring Congress to take.Obama “thinks it was a mistake,” presidential…

WASHINGTON — The White House said Monday that President Barack Obama regrets his vote as a senator in 2006 against raising the debt limit – a vote he’s now pressuring Congress to take.

Obama “thinks it was a mistake,” presidential spokesman Jay Carney told reporters. “He realizes now that raising the debt ceiling is so important to the health of this economy and the global economy that it is not a vote that, even when you are protesting an administration’s policies, you can play around with.”

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