In his weekly address, President Barack Obama on Saturday continued last week’s focus on jobs and the economy, claiming credit for preventing a financial meltdown earlier this year and vowing to make combating unemployment his priority.
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Obama vows to work tirelessly to create jobs (AFP via Yahoo! News)
US President Barack Obama vowed Saturday to work tirelessly to get unemployed Americans back to work now that new statistics have shown a slight improvement on the job creation front.
GOP cautions Obama against climate commitment (AP via Yahoo! News)
Even as he prepares to argue for action at the international climate conference, President Barack Obama is getting some reminders of the domestic political divide — and anxiety — over climate change.
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: Jobs news ‘modestly encouraging’ (CNN)
President Obama on Friday praised the latest jobs figures that show a drop in the U.S. unemployment rate from 10.2 percent to 10 percent in November.
Comment: Obama faces Afghan battle on home front (CNN)
Barack Obama was viewed as the anti-war candidate for the White House and then won the Nobel Peace Prize as president. Now he’ll triple the size of the American force in Afghanistan that he inherited less than a year ago.
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 hails jobs news, warns tough times still ahead (AFP via Yahoo! News)
US President Barack Obama hailed good news Friday after surprising figures showed only 11,000 jobs were lost last month, but he warned of “more bumps in the road” ahead to recovery.
Obama to discuss jobs, economy in Pennsylvania (AP via Yahoo! News)
On the heels of his White House jobs summit, President Barack Obama travels to Pennsylvania to promote his ideas for the economy and job creation.
AP Interview: Karzai praises Obama’s deadline (AP via Yahoo! News)
President Hamid Karzai put a brave face Thursday on President Barack Obama’s decision to start pulling out troops in mid-2011, telling The Associated Press in his first public response that it will push Afghans to take control of their own destiny.