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Obama presses GOP on consumer watchdog delay

December 11, 2011
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President Obama is pressing congressional Republicans to approve his pick to head a new consumer watchdog office, promising he won’t back down on his effort to protect middle-class Americans from deceptive business practices and prevent another financial meltdown. “Every day America has to wait for a new consumer protection watchdog is another day that dishonest businesses can target and take advantage of students, seniors and service members,’’ Obama said.

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