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Mark Kirk

Obama makes op-ed push to revive Export-Import Bank

WASHINGTON As the charter for the Export-Import Bank was lapsing, President Barack Obama penned opinion pieces in a number of newspapers across the country asking readers to pressure their lawmakers to bring it back. "Your members of Congress are home this week. So if you're a small business owner � or an employee of a large business that depends on financing to sell in new markets and create new jobs � tell your senators to quit treating your business like it's expendable. Tell your representative to stop the delays," Obama writes in the version published in Wednesday's Birmingham News. "It's time for Congress to do its job, and keep...