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Obama sets agenda sights on inequality

He also pushes health-plan sign-ups to young people

Posted: December 5, 2013 at 5:38 a.m.

President Barack Obama, speaking at a “youth summit” Wednesday at the White House complex, urged those in attendance “to spread the word” about how the healthcare law really works.

President Barack Obama on Wednesday laid out an aspirational agenda for the remainder of his presidency, looking past the opposition that has blocked much of his administration’s efforts for three years and toward a wealth of policies to reduce joblessness, lift median wages and fix persistent problems in the economy that have caused intense anxiety for Americans.

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