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President Obama has won his summer-long battle for a bill that will funnel to states $10 billion to save teachers’ jobs. The House of Representatives returned early from its summer recess yesterday to pass the measure, which totals $26 billion and also includes money for other public workers, and President Obama signed it almost immediately.

It was revived from the dead when the money to pay for it was found elsewhere, including, to some critics’ horror, by cutting back on food stamps for poor families.

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