September 21st, 2009
08:04 AM ET
5 years ago

King: Busy week for the president

President Obama discusses the economy and other topics with CNN's John King.
President Obama discusses the economy and other topics with CNN's John King.

(CNN) - A remarkably diverse issues portfolio in the week ahead, and if you prefer a neat theme to lump it all together, try this: Follow the leader - or leaders if you want a week with international flavor.

President Obama will explore the world, and many of its problems and crises, over the course of the week without traveling all that far. Two major international gatherings the United Nations General Assembly in New York and a G-20 economic summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, will bring a host of international dignitaries to the United States.

But back to the world stage in a moment.

The president begins the week looking to bolster public confidence in the strength of the U.S. economy - and in his handling of economic issues.

More confident is a good way to describe the president's mood when it comes to the overall economic outlook; extraordinarily cautious - his choice of words when looking at the economy from the perspective the matters most of everyday Americans.

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  1. Amazing

    Please do the country a favor and take a week off from wasting our money! I am so sick of seeing this man on TV. When will he start campaigning for re-election......2010? He could sit down in his office and go over everything line by line and eliminate all the waste............like he campaign promised! What about finding all those billions in savings from Medicare?

    September 21, 2009 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  2. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Fired up! Ready to go! Like someone else said: the President is running on all four cylinders. Try to keep up!

    September 21, 2009 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  3. Alan

    I cannot believe that this administration has caved in to the Russians. They can spin any way they want, but this was a cave.

    Lord help our brave fighting women and men that are being led by a bunch of coward politians!!!!

    September 21, 2009 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  4. RealityKing

    Only progressive fools believe the elegantly spoken words coming out of his mouth now..

    September 21, 2009 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  5. AstroTurf This

    Whoever thought we'd have a Democratic president whose policies are more far-left and disasterous than Jimmy Carter's? But his numbers are beginning to look an awful lot like Carter's. Foreign policy is getting mucked up like Carter. Obama is getting frustrated with the news media like Carter and he's starting to whine about the opposition he is getting. When you stop listening to the public you might want to take into account that they were the ones instrumental in putting you where you are. They will also be instrumental in voting you out. When you lie and say you'll run the country from the middle and then try to change the country to the far-left...you are doomed from the beginning and accomplish nothing. This will be a wasted 3 years. Everything Obama does will have to be reversed. All the hope people had that he would bring the country together and fix things is all a bunch of garbage. We are more divided and messed up than we were...and he's just been in office 8 months! What a joke.

    September 21, 2009 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  6. Kip Barkley

    Obama is a Harvard-educated idiot.

    September 21, 2009 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  7. Mark

    Oh my I can't believe we elected this intern to run the country.

    September 21, 2009 10:52 am at 10:52 am |
  8. JJ in NY

    Obama is a coward for not apperaing on FOX News. And hey, Barack, try answering some of the tough questions without dancing around them.... even the ones from all the government controlled media .

    September 21, 2009 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  9. Travis In Colorado

    Of course it's not a tax increase, it's a forced personal expense. I agree that people should not have to pay for illegals getting health care in this country. I don't have health coverage and I have to pay my bills off by making payments every month. If I can do it, any one can!

    September 21, 2009 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  10. G2

    Too busy this week to interview with FOX? or perhaps too scared? Avoiding FOX only makes the President appear weak. FOX has lead the media this year on important stories about healthcare, "cap and trade," the deficit, ACORN and the Czar situation. They may be biased but they are the only ones challenging the President's policies and frankly these policies need vigorous challenge and debate.

    September 21, 2009 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
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