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President Barack Obama on Thursday continued his road trip to sell ideas he proposed in his State of the Union, telling a crowd in Kansas he wants to work with Republicans “to get to yes.”
“The answer can’t just be ‘no,’” Obama said. “I don't mind hearing no to some things, but it can't be no to everything; at some point, you got to say yes to something.”
The president visited the University of Kansas to promote a proposal to make child care more affordable. He also talked about a number of issues he trumpeted in his prime time address on Tuesday, such as college affordability and fairer taxes for the middle class.
Obama said his speech was meant to start a negotiation with the Republican-controlled Congress in the hopes of reaching compromises on some issues.
“I want to get to yes,” Obama said.
-- Andrew Rafferty