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President Obama cites Ronald Reagan in support of the Buffett Rule

President Barack Obama invoked Republican icon Ronald Reagan Wednesday in a bid to gain support for his Buffett Rule, saying he'd change the name to the "Reagan Rule" if it meant gaining GOP support. Obama argued that Reagan would've supported...
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