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The President yesterday lectured Congress about leadership.

President Obama: “Call Me Naïve, But My Expectation Is That Leaders Are Going To Lead.” “But that hopefully leaders at a certain point rise to the occasion, and they do the right thing for the American people. And that’s what I expect to happen this time. Call me naïve but my expectation is that leaders are going to lead.” (President Obama, Press Conference, 6/30/11)

President Obama Tells GOP To Do Their Jobs And Lower Annual Deficits. “Obama also mocked the GOP’s recesses, and urged them to do their job and reach a deal to lower annual deficits and raise the debt ceiling. (Alexander Bolton & Sam Youngman, “White House Rejects McConnell Invite For Obama To Meet GOP,” The Hill, 6/30/11)