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    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest stressed that Obama will stick with current political agenda despite opposing Congress.

    WASHINGTON, November 7 (RIA Novosti) – US President Barack Obama is not going to change his position on key issues, such as the Affordable Care Act, despite the Republican party's midterm election victory in Congress, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest has stressed.

    "The President is not going to change his view, his very dim view of legislation that would be motivated to repeal the Affordable Care Act," Earnest said Thursday.

    "For some reason…Republicans have concluded or at least had concluded, that it was in their own personal political interest to oppose every single thing that the President [Obama] wanted to do," Earnest said.

    "What the president is determined to do and what he's hopeful Republicans will do now, is to not allow our very well clear established differences get in the way of our ability to identify, seize and advance common ground," Earnest emphasized.

    Earlier on Thursday, Republican House of Representatives speaker John Boehner warned Obama against overusing his executive power.

    The US Republican party has been very critical of Obama's use of authority, accusing him of abusing his executive power on immigration issues and the Affordable Care Act — the US president's signature health care law. Boehner is in the process of pursuing a lawsuit against Obama over abuse of power.

    During Tuesday's midterm elections in the United States Republicans took full control of Congress by winning the majority of Senate seats and by holding onto their majority in the House of Representatives.

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