President Obama isn’t letting some ornery GOP types in Congress get in the way of making another push to extend unemployment benefits for out-of-work Americans — or so we hope. –KA


President Obama will call on Congress to extend benefits for jobless Americans during an appearance in the Rose Garden on Monday morning, a White House official said.

The president is expected to have strong words for Republicans, who he will say have previously supported unemployment extensions under Republican presidents but refuse to offer relief to middle class families today, the official said.

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