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Lynn Jenkins
In Lawrence visit, Obama focuses on working families and child care

LAWRENCE, Kan. President Barack Obama's plans for expanded child care tax credits and other middle-class benefits warmed a big crowd in Lawrence on Thursday, even as they continued to face a chilly reception from Republicans in Washington. "Middle-class economics works," the president told several thousand people at the University of Kansas, pointing to the recent uptick in jobs and payrolls. "The ruling on the field stands." The Democrat's visit was the second stop on a tour designed to bolster support for proposals aimed at low- and middle-income Americans, including paid sick leave, child care credits and tuition-free community college. The first stop...

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