Obama To Focus On Cutting Deficit In 2010, State Of The Union

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Mike Allen and Jim Vandehei Politico

President Barack Obama plans to announce in next year's State of the Union address that he wants to focus extensively on cutting the federal deficit in 2010 - and will downplay other new domestic spending beyond jobs programs, according to top aides involved in the planning.

The president's plan, which the officials said was under discussion before this month's Democratic election setbacks, represents both a practical and a political calculation by this White House.

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