POLITICS
03/31/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Rahm Emanuel: Job Creation, Deficit Reduction And Bank Reform Come Before Health Care

WASHINGTON -- The White House on Thursday signaled the outlines of its strategy for breaking the partisan logjam holding up President Obama's agenda, saying Democrats would move quickly to underline their commitment to fixing the broken economy and to build an election-year case against Republicans if they do not cooperate.

With Mr. Obama's health care overhaul stalled on Capitol Hill, Rahm Emanuel, the White House chief of staff, said in an interview that Democrats would try to act first on job creation, reducing the deficit and imposing tighter regulation on banks before returning to the health measure, the president's top priority from last year.

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