Before it's even announced, spat over jobs bargain
July 30th, 2013
01:51 PM ET
1 year ago

Before it's even announced, spat over jobs bargain

(CNN) – As President Barack Obama flew to Tennessee Tuesday to announce a new proposal to spur job growth, Republicans in Washington were already characterizing the plan as a one-sided dud.

On Twitter, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner said his office first learned of the so-called "grand bargain" proposal through media reports.

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Filed under: Jobs • John Boehner • Mitch McConnell • President Obama
Obama to talk about economy at Illinois college
July 21st, 2013
08:00 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama to talk about economy at Illinois college

(CNN) – President Barack Obama will hit the road again to talk about jobs and the economy, resetting the message amid a busy summer that's so far been dominated by immigration reform efforts, the IRS scandal, national security leaks and the president's trips to Europe and Africa.

Obama will return to Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois on Wednesday to kick off a series of speeches about his economic plan, White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer wrote in an e-mail to supporters Sunday evening.
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Filed under: Economy • Jobs • President Obama
Republicans quick to say jobs report not good enough
July 5th, 2013
10:11 AM ET
1 year ago

Republicans quick to say jobs report not good enough

Washington (CNN) – Both the White House and Republicans are weighing in on the new unemployment report. And as expected, their reactions were completely different.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released a better than expected jobs report Friday, with 195,000 jobs added to the economy while the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 7.6%.
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Filed under: Alan Krueger • Economy • Jobs • John Boehner • President Obama • Reince Priebus
June jobs report: Hiring beats expectations
July 5th, 2013
08:58 AM ET
1 year ago

June jobs report: Hiring beats expectations

New York (CNNMoney) - The job market made some headway last month, as hiring continued at a pace that beat expectations.

The economy added 195,000 new jobs in June, the Labor Department reported Friday, the same as the hiring pace in May, which was revised higher. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 7.6%.

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Filed under: CNNMoney.com • Economy • Jobs
New jobs numbers not good enough, Republicans say
June 7th, 2013
09:45 AM ET
1 year ago

New jobs numbers not good enough, Republicans say

(CNN) - While Friday's new employment numbers show the U.S. economy added 175,000 jobs in May, Americans are "still waiting for the recovery President Obama promised years ago," according to the Republican National Committee's chairman.

"President Obama has given plenty of speeches about jobs, but he's done very little to support the kind of commonsense pro-growth policies Republicans have offered year after year," Reince Priebus said in a statement. "Instead, his government has been wasting precious time and money."
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Filed under: Jobs • Reince Priebus • RNC
Obama promotes jobs tour in weekly address
May 18th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama promotes jobs tour in weekly address

(CNN) - President Barack Obama highlighted his recent jobs tour Saturday, emphasizing a need to focus on improving the economy rather than getting distracted by other issues in the nation’s capital.

“That’s why I like getting out of the Washington echo chamber whenever I can – because too often, our politics aren’t focused on the same things you are,” Obama said in his weekly address. “Working hard. Supporting your family and your community. Making sure your kids have every chance in life.”
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Filed under: Economy • Jobs • President Obama
Obama: We can't get distracted
May 17th, 2013
02:41 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama: We can't get distracted

Baltimore (CNN) – After a week where the Obama administration appeared knocked off course by a number of controversies, President Barack Obama sought to get back on track Friday by focusing on his jobs agenda.

"I know it can seem frustrating sometimes when it seems like Washington's priorities aren't the same as your priorities…Others may get distracted by chasing every fleeting issue that passes by, but the middle class will always be my number one focus. Period," he said during a campaign-style stop at a dredge manufacturing company in Baltimore, the second leg of what the White House has dubbed his "Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity Tour."
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Filed under: Jobs • Maryland • President Obama
Obama goes small on Texas jobs tour
May 9th, 2013
07:50 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama goes small on Texas jobs tour

Austin, Texas (CNN) – In Texas on Thursday, President Barack Obama used some small-scale campaign tactics to help push his political message.

On a one-day trip the White House called a “Middle Class Jobs and Opportunity Tour,” the president made four separate stops.
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Filed under: Jobs • President Obama • Texas
In Texas, Obama will unveil executive actions on jobs
May 9th, 2013
07:49 AM ET
2 years ago

In Texas, Obama will unveil executive actions on jobs

(CNN) – President Barack Obama will debut two executive actions designed to spur job growth when he visits Austin, Texas, on Thursday, fulfilling a vow he made during his State of the Union address to further bolster American manufacturing.

The trip south is the first in a series of day-long jaunts Obama will take to promote his jobs agenda, which was a major part of last year's presidential race but has been overshadowed by recent legislative fights over gun control and government spending.
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Filed under: Jobs • President Obama • Texas
Improved jobs report still prompts GOP ire
May 3rd, 2013
10:08 AM ET
2 years ago

Improved jobs report still prompts GOP ire

(CNN) – A better-than-expected jobs report Friday was still cause for concern among Republicans, who said the wide swath of Americans still looking for work were being poorly served by President Barack Obama's policies.

"Today's jobs report brings some good news for a lucky few who found jobs–but not nearly enough hope for the millions of Americans who still need work," wrote Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus in a statement issued shortly after the jobs report's release. He singled out the Affordable Care Act, Obama's sweeping health care law, as a cause for further unemployment.
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Filed under: Jobs • John Boehner • Reince Priebus
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