Obama Allies Call for Jobs Plan as Debt Dominates Debate

Obama Allies Call for Jobs Plan as Debt Dominates Debate

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U.S. President Barack Obama greets attendees after speaking at Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria, Virginia, U.S. If job growth stays weak, voters could add Obama’s name to the ranks of the unemployed: No president since World War II has won a second term with unemployment higher than 7.2 percent on Election Day.