President Barack Obama lectured Republicans for engaging in an 'endless parade of distractions, political posturing and phony scandals' and warned members of Congress that he 'will not allow gridlock,... more 
President Barack Obama lectured Republicans for engaging in an 'endless parade of distractions, political posturing and phony scandals' and warned members of Congress that he 'will not allow gridlock, or inaction, or willful indifference' to get in the way of economic progress. White House spokesman Jay Carney said that he expects Congress will pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill that President Barack Obama will sign into law. President Barack Obama's limited attempt to end more than two years of bloodshed in Syria and his insistence on U.S. assistance to a strife-riven Egypt have exposed deep divisions in Congress, with pockets of grudging support countered by fierce opposition toward greater American military and financial involvement among Democrats and Republicans alike. less 
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