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President Barack Obama gestures as he talks about his vision for rebuilding the economy, Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at Knox College in Galesburg Ill. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Obama: Washington has ‘taken eye off’ the economy

GALESBURG, Ill. (AP) — Seeking to build momentum for looming fiscal fights, President Barack Obama on Wednesday cast himself as the champion for middle-class Americans struggling to make ends meet. He chided Washington for having […]


President Barack Obama speaks to reporters in the Brady Press Briefing room of the White House in Washington on July 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, file)

Obama to begin new series of economic addresses

WASHINGTON (AP) — Drawing renewed attention to the economy, President Barack Obama will return this week to an Illinois college where he once spelled out a vision for an expanded and strengthened middle class as […]



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