Obama Urges Action on Jobs, Europe

The president spoke after several days of difficult turns for his re-election prospects, including last Friday's report that the unemployment rate had risen slightly to 8.2 percent in May as job creation had slowed

Friday, Jun 8, 2012  |  Updated 8:37 AM PDT
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Obama Urges Action on Jobs, Europe

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President Barack Obama talks about the economy, Friday, June 8, 2012, in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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The economy at risk, President Barack Obama accused Republicans on Friday of pursuing policies that would weaken the U.S. recovery and simultaneously urged European leaders to prevent a looming overseas debt crisis from dragging down the rest of the world.

In a brief White House news conference, Obama urged passage of legislation that he says would create jobs -- proposals that Republicans have long blocked.

Read more here at MSNBC. 

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