Slammed by GOP, tax-reform plan leaves Democrats in a bind

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Republicans swiftly rejected President Barack Obama's call for a corporate-tax cut and new jobs spending on Tuesday, then sat back and watched while Democrats spent the day scrambling to reposition themselves. Many Democrats had pledged support for revenue-neutral tax reform, one of Obama's own former priorities, leading to some rhetorical contortions as lawmakers sought to square their previously expressed views with the president's new plan. "Gonna have some Dems dancing today," one GOP aide joked.

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