Post-election, a push for DC problem solving

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Associated Press

Posted on January 14, 2013 at 10:02 AM

Updated Monday, Jan 14 at 10:04 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Voters are fed up and want problem solving and compromise in Congress.

That's the message of a gathering of members of Congress, governors, mayors and more than 1,000 political activists under the No Labels banner. It comes weeks after a polarizing election and tough fight in Congress over raising taxes and curbing spending.

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Newark Mayor Cory Booker and members of Congress are pushing for a series of reforms aimed at breaking the divide in Congress. They were joining at a meeting of the No Labels alliance, which was founded in 2010 to encourage collaboration in politics.

Organizers say Congress needs an attitude change and members of both parties need to meet more regularly to foster compromise.

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