Exuberant Republicans promise to roll back Obama agenda


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  • Wednesday, 03 Nov 2010

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Exuberant Republican leaders promised on Wednesday to exercise their new power in Congress to slash spending, create jobs and reduce government -- and said they hoped President Barack Obama would work with them.

"It's pretty clear the American people want a smaller, less costly and more accountable government," John Boehner, in line to become the next House of Representatives speaker, told reporters. "Our pledge is to listen to the American people."

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