January 15th, 2014
06:00 AM ET
11 months ago

In North Carolina, Obama makes move in 'year of action'

(CNN) – President Barack Obama traveled to North Carolina Wednesday to announce another bid to revive America's manufacturing sector, a first step in his newly imposed "year of action" that avoids Congressional approval for measures to boost the economy.

“The pieces are there to restore some of the ground that the middle class has lost in recent decades, start raising wages for middle class families – but it requires us to take action. This has to be a year of action,” reaffirmed Obama.

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Obama offers preview of economic message in speech to supporters
July 22nd, 2013
09:57 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama offers preview of economic message in speech to supporters

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama gave some of his most active and rowdy former campaign supporters on Monday an early glimpse of his return to speaking about jobs and the economy as he prepares for a three-speech tour to refocus his administration's message.

Speaking at an event sponsored by Organizing for Action, the political advocacy group formed from his campaign organization, the president urged his backers to help rally support for some of his second-term priorities, even as some of those issues languish in Congress.
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