(WASHINGTON TIMES) — Speaking at the traditionally nonpartisan National Prayer Breakfast, President Obama on Thursday cited his Christian faith in offering a vigorous defense of his political agenda of tax increases for the wealthy, universal health care and greater regulation of Wall Street.

“We can’t leave our values at the door,” Mr. Obama said. “This is especially important right now, when we’re facing some big challenges as a nation.”

Mr. Obama also seemingly took a subtle swipe at Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney for his remark Wednesday that he’s “not concerned about the very poor” because they have a safety net provided by the government.

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