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Pioneer Press Photo by Ben Garvin President Barack Obama visits a Workforce Center and speaks with students in North Minneapolis on Friday. The students are participating in a Project CARE class, which provides young mothers training in customer service and sales occupations for four weeks, followed by paid internships.

Obama: Republicans keep saying ‘no:' President rips on conservative party in Minneapolis

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MINNEAPOLIS — It was billed as an economic policy address, but President Barack Obama used a friendly venue in Minneapolis on Friday to unload on congressional Republicans, accusing them of doing the bidding of the rich and powerful at the expense of middle-class Americans.

“Sometimes I’m supposed to be politic about how I say things, but I’m finding lately I just want to say what’s on my mind,” Obama told a ticketed crowd of 3,500 at the Lake Harriet Band Shell.

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