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President Obama attending fundraiser in Hawaii

Monday, November 14, 2011

President Barack Obama isn't neglecting the campaign trail during a nine-day trip in the Asia-Pacific aimed at building ties and finding economic opportunity. He is scheduled to raise money today at a resort in Kapolei, Hawaii.

It comes the day after Obama used a news conference closing out an Asia-Pacific economic summit to push for action from a congressional supercommittee on deficits. The committee appears deadlocked heading into a Nov. 23 deadline and Obama says it looks like people are sticking with what he called "rigid positions" rather than solving the problems.

He also conceded that it may take a new Congress to pass his $447 billion jobs bill, which has been largely stalled by the GOP.

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