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President Barack Obama leaves the Capitol in Washington, after visiting with Senate Democrats in in the first of four meetings with lawmakers this week to discuss the budget, Tuesday, March 12, 2013. House Republicans are hosting Obama for a rare meeting at the Capitol on Wednesday, part of Obama’s concerted effort to mend ties with Congress in hopes of a grand compromise on fiscal issues. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Obama concedes budget deal may be impossible

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is conceding "we're probably not going to be able to get a deal" on budget, tax and spending issues with Congress if Republicans continue to insist that no new revenues can be raised unless entitlement programs are significantly overhauled.

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