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Obama: Jobs plan will ‘jump-start’ hiring (AP via Yahoo! News)

Even as he trumpeted a slowdown in the nation’s job losses Friday, President Barack Obama put finishing touches on a proposal he’ll unveil next week to “jump-start” business hiring across America.

Obama says health care reform means jobs (AP via Yahoo! News)

He’s been spending a lot of time on health care, but President Barack Obama says that doesn’t mean he’s been neglecting the nation’s unemployment troubles.

Obama: Jobs report a sign ‘better days are ahead’ (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama says a drop in the nation’s double-digit unemployment rate is some “modestly encouraging news” about the economy, but that a struggle remains.

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.

Sec’y Clinton: Obama’s Afghan policy right for US (AP via Yahoo! News)

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is calling the Obama administration’s newly announced surge-and-exit strategy in Afghanistan “the best way to protect our nation now and in the future.”

Obama must sell base on unpopular war (Politico via Yahoo! News)

In his speech to the nation on Tuesday, President Barack Obama must convince supporters who thought they’d voted for an anti-war president to back a plan expected to roughly double the number of troops in Afghanistan from when he took office.

Obama to unveil his Afghan plan Tuesday (AFP via Yahoo! News)

US President Barack Obama will announce his new Afghan strategy in an address to the nation Tuesday from the prestigious West Point military academy, the White House said.

Obama Plans Afghan Address Next Week (International Herald Tribune)

President Obama is expected to announce his military strategy for Afghanistan in an address to the nation next Tuesday.

Obama: US economy has ‘core strengths’ (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama said Monday the nation’s economy is in good shape for the long term thanks to “core strengths” such as its universities, its innovation and a dynamic workforce.

Obama gathers his A list for first state dinner (Los Angeles Times)

The guest list for Tuesday’s gala remains a secret, but it should solidify who is considered a VIP in the Obama White House. The dinner honors India’s prime minister