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Obama: No security breach evidence in Petraeus affair

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Wednesday he has seen no evidence that national security was threatened by the widening sex scandal that ensnared his former CIA director and top military commander in Afghanistan.

In his first postelection news conference, Obama also reaffirmed his belief that the US can’t afford to continue tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans, a key sticking point in negotiations with Republicans over the impending ‘‘fiscal cliff.’’ He said, ‘‘The American people understood what they were getting’’ when they voted for him after a campaign that focused heavily on taxes.

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