WHouse stops short of criticizing OPEC, draws fire

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By Adam Entous WASHINGTON, March 31 (Reuters) - The White House said it was concerned about rising gasoline prices but raised no public objections to OPEC's decision on Wednesday to cut oil production, fueling an election-year battle with Democratic challenger John Kerry over prices at the pump. Kerry has seized on record gas prices as a new thrust in his campaign, accusing President George W. Bush -- a former Texas oilman -- of "inaction" and of breaking a 2000 pledge to step up ...

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