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Republicans to release "Pledge to America" manifesto Thursday

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans are making their final argument to voters six weeks before congressional elections with a campaign manifesto designed to show they're listening to an angry public and focused on creating jobs.

GOP lawmakers on Thursday were to roll out their "Pledge to America" - a 21-page document filled with familiar proposals such as slashing taxes and spending, cutting down on government regulation, repealing President Barack Obama's health care law and halting his stimulus program.

The plan steers clear of specifics on important issues, such as how to "put government on a path to a balanced budget," to use the document's language.

It also doesn't address looming shortfalls in Social Security and Medicare, which account for a huge portion of the deficit.

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