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Obama Promises Focus on Jobs; GOP Returns to Health Care Critique (CQPolitics.com via Yahoo! News)

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.

Obama: Efforts aimed at economy’s long-term health (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama on Saturday sought to reassure Americans frustrated by high unemployment that he’s concentrating on jobs, while defending his administration’s efforts to strengthen the economy on several fronts.

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.

Obama vows steps to restart job growth (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama pledged on Saturday to do all he could do reignite U.S. job growth as he defended his handling of the economy amid Republican attacks.

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.

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

Even as he heralded the first unemployment drop in months, President Barack Obama began putting the finishing touches Friday on a fresh job creation proposal he’s planning to send to Congress next week.

Obama shifts Copenhagen visit to boost deal (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama on Friday abruptly altered the timing of his upcoming appearance at an international climate summit in Copenhagen, hoping to capitalize on steps by India and China and build a more meaningful political accord, the White House said.

AP source: Obama shifting date of Copenhagen visit (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama on Friday abruptly altered the timing of his upcoming appearance at an international climate summit in Copenhagen, hoping to capitalize on steps by India and China and build a more meaningful political accord, a White House official told The Associated Press.

Obama eyes bank bailout funds to spur new jobs (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama will extend his push to revive the U.S. economy next week with a speech outlining job creation ideas, from encouraging home insulation programs to diverting funds meant to rescue failing banks, officials said on Friday.

Obama prods banks to lend more, welcomes job news (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama on Friday prodded large U.S. banks to boost lending to Main Street and cautiously welcomed news of an unexpected drop in the unemployment rate.