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.
Obama boosts climate talks with changed plans (AFP via Yahoo! News)
US President Barack Obama delivered a boost to UN climate talks in Copenhagen, agreeing to delay his visit until the end of the meeting, when the drive for a global warming pact will climax.
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 Delays Trip to Copenhagen by One Week (International Herald Tribune)
The White House said Friday that President Obama was delaying his appearance in Copenhagen at the international summit on climate change by a week so he could be there at the same time as other world leaders.
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 approval rating below 50 percent (CNN)
Support for President Obama has dropped below 50 percent for the first time in a CNN poll despite high marks for his recently announced Afghanistan policy.
Tenn. mayor claims Obama blocked ‘Peanuts’ special (AP via Yahoo! News)
The mayor of a suburban Memphis city accused President Barack Obama of deliberately timing his speech about the war in Afghanistan this week to block the airing of the “Peanuts” Christmas television special.
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.