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Obama calls for new ideas for creating jobs (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama promised at a White House jobs forum on Thursday to take “every responsible step to accelerate job creation,” including some ideas he said could be put into action quickly. He cited an expanded program to help make more U.S

Obama vows to tackle jobs challenge head-on (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama on Thursday urged corporate America to help tackle the nation’s highest unemployment in 26 years but also hinted at federal tax credits and aid to states to ease jobless woes.

Obama bemoans desperation of people out of work (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama says a jobs forum he hosted at the White House generated many useful ideas for jump-starting job creation, some of which can be put into action “immediately” by his administration.

Obama open to every good idea to stop job losses (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama kicked off a White House jobs forum on Thursday by saying he’s “open to every demonstrably good idea” to reverse the worst job losses in decades. But Obama said the government’s resources are limited and that growth ultimately must come from the private sector.

Congress worries about Obama’s plan for Pakistan (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama’s planned troop buildup in Afghanistan came in for more skepticism on Capitol Hill Thursday with lawmakers zeroing in on how the U.S. will deal with terrorist havens in neighboring Pakistan.

Obama set to meet with Lebanese president (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama will meet with Lebanon’s president at the White House on Dec. 14.

US allies wary of Obama’s Afghanistan troop plea (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama won flattering words but little solid firepower from European allies for his new Afghanistan strategy Wednesday, as small countries pitched in small troop reinforcements but bigger armies held back.

Obama’s Afghan withdrawal timeline under fire (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama’s top deputies on Wednesday defended his plan for a rapid ramp-up in Afghanistan, but some U.S.

Obama faces tough sell with Afghan troop plan (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama’s national security team heads to Congress on Wednesday to sell lawmakers on his dramatic escalation of the Afghan war, which his field commander said gives him the resources he needs.

Obama to offer troop increase, timetable for Afghan (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama will say on Tuesday he is sending 30,000 more U.S.