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In new book, Bill Clinton offers job creation policies, questions Obama on debt ceiling
NEW YORK (AP) ' Former President Bill Clinton says in a new book last summer's political fight over raising the U.S. debt ceiling made the nation look "weak and confused" overseas. He says he doesn't know why President Barack Obama didn't seek a hike in the limit when Democrats still controlled both houses of Congress.
He says the final deal did little to create jobs or solve the longer-term debt crisis.
Clinton's book is called "Back to Work." It's scheduled for release next Tuesday. The Associated Press bought a copy on Thursday.
In the book, Clinton analyzes the factors contributing to the nation's current economic woes and offers policy prescriptions he says would create jobs and make the U.S. more competitive. He praises Obama for taking steps to mitigate the financial crisis and deep recession.
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