Obama Renews Focus on Economy as Partisan Battles Loom

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Bill Clinton made “it’s the economy, stupid” a rule of American politics.  Now Barack Obama says Washington “has largely taken its eye off the ball.” Nobody disagrees, but Republicans were trashing the President’s latest “pivot” to jobs and the Middle Class even before today’s “major speech” was delivered. We’ll hear what Mr. Obama has to say as he kicks off another public relations campaign.  What about job growth, stimulus spending and the sequester? 

Credits

Guests:
Jim Tankersley - New York Times - @jimtankersley, Gerald Seib - Washington Bureau Chief, Wall Street Journal - @GeraldFSeib, Heidi Shierholz - Economist, Economic Policy Institute - @EconomicPolicy, Doug Holtz-Eakin - American Action Forum - @djheakin

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Kerry Cavanaugh, Katie Cooper, Evan George, Anna Scott, Caitlin Shamberg