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President Barack Obama waves to members of the media as walks across the South Lawn of the White House following his arrival on Marine One helicopter, Monday, Feb. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing yet another fiscal deadline, President Barack Obama is urging congressional Republicans to accept more tax revenue in order to avert looming, across-the-board budget cuts due to take effect in less than two weeks.

Obama, fresh off a three-day Florida golfing trip, was to press his case during an event at the White House on Tuesday morning. Emergency responders, a group of workers the White House says could be affected if state and local governments lose federal money as a result of the cuts, were joining him.

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