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Obama: Congress Obstructs, So I Act Alone

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President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive for the Marine Barracks Evening Parade, Friday, June 27, 2014, in Washington

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive for the Marine Barracks Evening Parade, Friday, June 27, 2014, in Washington

President Barack Obama says he will continue to take actions on his own as long as congressional Republicans block his economic agenda.

Obama said in his weekly address that he has already taken action to attract new jobs, raise workers' wages, and help students pay off their loans.

The U.S. leader said "we could do so much more as a country" if Republicans were less interested in "stacking the deck for those at the top" and more interested in "growing the economy for everybody."

In the Republican address, Louisiana Representative Bill Cassidy pushed for growing the U.S. energy, manufacturing and construction industries, including approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, to create jobs.

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