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World crises drown out Obama's economic message for midterm election

LOS ANGELES -- As President Barack Obama delivered a pitch to donors at a Democratic fundraiser Tuesday night, events forced him to change a key piece of his by now well-rehearsed description of the political landscape. Americans worry about economic instability, he said, as well as stagnant incomes, and "things in Congress feel broken." But there was also this to worry about: "big challenges overseas." "Part of people's concern is just the sense that around the world the old order isn't holding, and we're not quite yet to where we need to be in terms of a new order," he told donors gathered at a home in Seattle. Obama's statement that overseas worries increasingly preoccupy Americans ...

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