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GOP Leaders: Obama Should Change Course

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WASHINGTON — House Republican leaders say President Barack Obama ought to do more than change his message when he delivers his State of the Union address – he should also change the course of his presidency.

House Republican Leader John Boehner said Wednesday that Obama's proposal for a partial spending freeze is a good start. But, he added that Obama should also abandon big spending proposals on health care, climate change and jobs.

Republicans are feeling emboldened following a string of GOP victories at the polls, including a stunning win by Republican Scott Brown last week in the special Massachusetts Senate election. Since the GOP victory, Obama has amped up his populist rhetoric and promised a renewed focus on job creation.