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Obama Proposes $450 Billion American Jobs Act

Before a joint session of Congress Thursday night, President Obama outlined what he called the American Jobs Act, and he repeatedly called on lawmakers to pass it "right away." Among other things, the proposal includes a cut in payroll taxes for both employers and employees.
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Obama Argues For Jobs Plan, Pressures GOP To Act

With the nation facing the specter of a renewed recession and Washington virtually paralyzed by partisan gridlock, President Obama sought to pressure GOP lawmakers in his speech to a joint session of Congress. He dared the Republican-led House to block his proposals for a new stimulus of targeted tax cuts and spending.

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A Look At Reaction To Obama's Jobs Speech

President Obama outlines his jobs plan before the nation and Congress. For more, Robert Siegel talks to NPR's Andrea Seabrook.
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Economists Discuss Obama's Jobs Speech

Robert Siegel talks to economists Phillip Swagel, a former assistant secretary for economic policy at the Treasury Department, and Christina Romer, President Obama's first chair of the Council of Economic Advisers.
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Schakowsky Discusses Obama's Speech

President Obama presented his plan for job creation. For more, Robert Siegel talks to Rep. Jan Schakowsky, an Illinois Democrat.
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A Recap Of Obama's Jobs Speech

President Obama presented his plan to create jobs before a joint session of Congress Thursday night. Robert Siegel talks to NPR's Mara Liasson for more on the president's speech.
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Price Discusses Obama's Speech

President Obama presented his plan for job creation. For more, Robert Siegel talks to Rep. Tom Price, a Georgia Republican.
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Obama Presents His Jobs Plan To Congress

President Obama presented his jobs plan to a joint session of Congress. For more, Robert Siegel talks to NPR's Mara Liasson, NPR's Scott Horsley and NPR's Andrea Seabrook.
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A Preview Of Obama's Jobs Speech

President Obama is slated to present his plan for job creation Thursday night. For more, Robert Siegel turns to NPR's Mara Liasson, NPR's Scott Horsley from the White House and NPR's Andrea Seabrook from the House chamber.

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