Monday, July 22, 2013

Obama’s eighth pivot to jobs

Less than two days after President Obama devoted a rare impromptu press briefing entirely to a single local Florida crime story, Obama senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer sent an email to select reporters Sunday accusing the rest of Washington of taking “its eye off the ball on the most important issue facing the country.” - Conn Carroll/Washington Examiner @conncarroll

Pfieffer then announced that Obama would be giving two economic speeches Wednesday, one at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., and another at University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Mo.

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Obama’s address will contain little but leftover and forgotten items from past policy addresses, according to the AP. He’ll “talk about efforts to expand manufacturing, sign up the uninsured for health care coverage, revitalize the housing industry and broaden educational opportunities for preschoolers and college students.” He is also expected to claim American businesses are in desperate need of millions of new immigrant employees at a time when the unemployment rate is 7.6 percent, and rising, and 22 million Americans are underemployed.