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Obama battles to recharge presidency

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he gets it and today he takes it on the road in an effort to bring his no-quit State of the Union message to more people.

Obama told the nation yesterday that he knows Americans have been unhappy and frustrated about the pace of change since he was elected. He's promising to redouble efforts to get millions back to work and to do something about Wall Street greed and Washington bickering.

He'll be in Florida today to announce $8 billion in funding for a national high-speed rail system. He and Vice President Joe Biden will tell a town hall meeting the initiative will create jobs.

Obama also urged Congress last night to pass a second jobs bill and he's proposing a new tax credit for small businesses that hire workers or raise the wages of current ones.

Republicans say Obama is spending more than the country can afford.

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  • by steve on Jan 28, 2010 at 06:00 PM
    I think his batteries have been ran down for a long down.
  • by NotBuyingIt Location: Kentucky on Jan 28, 2010 at 07:12 AM
    The State of the Union Address was just another campaign speech and a outright attempt to reenergize his popularity since his numbers have dropped. There was little info on the state of the union (which you would have to be deaf, dumb and blind not to know the state we are in). More promises about "change". Well we all know what one year has done.....NOTHING except change for the worse ! Wake up people and take off your rose colored glasses where Obama is concerned. 2012 can't come soon enough !
  • by Diane Location: Mt. Sterling on Jan 28, 2010 at 06:51 AM
    Was this before or after he bullied the Supreme Court justices?? He didn't help his cause at all by doing that.


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