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  Some Republicans signal openness to Obama's jobs plan
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Last EditedBrandonius Maximus  Sep 12, 2011 10:01am
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AuthorDeirdre Walsh and Ted Barrett, CNN
MediaTV News - CNN
News DateMonday, September 12, 2011 04:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionWashington (CNN) -- As it considers President Barack Obama's $447 billion jobs plan, many members of a divided Congress appeared Friday to be in a compromising mood, seemingly eager to placate voters sick of infighting and inaction when it comes to jump-starting the economy.

Top House Republicans -- who have butted heads with Obama and his fellow Democrats on most every major policy effort since taking over the chamber early this year -- went into the speech reserving judgment, and struck a collaborative tone after listening to the president's laundry list of proposals.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who served as one of Obama's chief foils during this summer's debt debate, was among those signaling an intent to cooperate.
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