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Jan 1, 2011 10:24 AM by AP

Obama calls for shared responsibility in 2011

HONOLULU (AP) - He'll listen to anyone in Congress with a "good idea and the commitment to see it through." That's the pledge from President Barack Obama on this first day of 2011.

In his weekly radio and Internet address, he's vowing to do all he can to grow the economy, create jobs and strengthen the middle class. But he warns that the economic recovery is still fragile.

Obama says moving the country forward in 2011 is a shared responsibility. He says Democrats and Republicans must work together and return to Washington next week prepared to make serious decisions.

The president taped his weekly address from Hawaii, where he is spending the holidays with his family.

 

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