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Pelosi urges Obama to rally public to agenda

Cites fights over US debt limit and gun control

WASHINGTON — As she begins her second Congress as leader of the opposition in the House, Representative Nancy Pelosi of California is confident that Democrats will get behind President Obama on the big clashes with Republicans. But she thinks the president should aggressively line up much wider support for raising the federal debt limit and enacting new gun rules.

‘‘He has to communicate with the American people on it,’’ Pelosi said about the debt-limit increase during an interview in which she looked ahead to the issues facing the 113th Congress. She urged the president ‘‘to bring everyone to a place where we can say we are going to remove all doubt that the full faith and credit of the United States of America will be honored.’’

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