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Obama Urges Republicans to Work Harder for All Americans

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President Obama delivers his weekly address, May 3, 2014.
President Barack Obama said the country would fare better if Republicans in Congress would work harder at providing opportunities for all Americans.

The president said in his weekly address Republicans have voted more than 50 times to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, that provides health care insurance for millions of people. Obama said "imagine if they voted 50 times on serious jobs bills."

The president said he has acted 20 times on his own this year to "create jobs and expand opportunity" for Americans.

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In the Republican address, Senator Marco Rubio of Florida says the president should be imposing tougher sanctions on Russia over unrest in Ukraine.

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