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    Obama Joins Dems, Gives Back 5 Percent of Salary; GOP Remains Silent

    In an altruistic move unparallelled on the right side of the aisle, President Barack Obama has joined key congressional Democrats in pledging to return 5 percent ($20,000) of his annual $400,000 salary to the U.S. Treasury to show solidarity with furloughed federal workers, according to a senior White House official. Due to sequestration, the White …