In a major policy speech at a high school in Galesburg, Ill., the president outlined a series of proposals that he argued would boost middle-class security and enable better economic mobility. But ... more 
In a major policy speech at a high school in Galesburg, Ill., the president outlined a series of proposals that he argued would boost middle-class security and enable better economic mobility. But Obama also nodded to the political challenges he?s encountered. Washington has ?taken its eye off the ball? and gridlock ?has gotten worse,? he said, placing the blame squarely with the House GOP. U.S. President Barack Obama sought to inject momentum into his economic and domestic policy agenda with a speech designed to clarify his vision for his second term and hammer Republicans in the House of Representatives for getting in his way. Fighting to retake the initiative on Americans' No. 1 concern, President Barack Obama pushed Republicans to stop their "meaningless" assaults on Obamacare and help him shrink income inequality and help America's middle class. less 
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Thu, Jul 25, 2013 3:34 AM EDT