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Washington, Mar 2: President Barack Obama mixed Star Wars and Star Trek metaphors as he explained why he could not force the Republicans and Democrats to a deal to replace the forced spending cuts that kicked in Friday.

"I am not a dictator. I'm the president," he told a reporter at the White House Friday who had asked "couldn't you just have them down here and refuse to let them leave the room until you have a deal?"

If Republican leaders Mitch McConnell or John Boehner "say, we need to go to catch a plane, I can't have Secret Service block the doorway, right?" he said.

Nor did he have the power "somehow. »

- Machan Kumar

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