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Obama to Huddle with Black Caucus

4:11 PM, Jul 8, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
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President Barack Obama will huddle tomorrow with the Congressional Black Caucus. The meeting will take place at the White House. 

"President Barack Obama plans to meet with the Congressional Black Caucus at the White House tomorrow to discuss jobs and the economy, according to a people familiar with the matter. The morning meeting will mark the first formal gathering between Obama and the CBC since May 2011," Bloomberg reports.

"Lawmakers, including CBC chairwoman Marcia Fudge, a Democrat from Ohio, plan to press the president on what he’s doing to lower black unemployment, according to one of the people, who requested anonymity ahead of a meeting announcement.

"Black unemployment in June rose to 13.7 percent from 13.5 percent, according to the U.S. Labor Department." 

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