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07/08/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Tension Grips Obama's Economic Circle

WASHINGTON President Obama was getting his daily economic briefing one recent morning when a fly distracted him. The president swatted and missed, just as the pest buzzed near the shoes of Lawrence H. Summers, the chief White House economic adviser. "Couldn't you aim a little higher?" deadpanned Christina D. Romer, the chairwoman of the Council of Economic Advisers.

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