08 May '11, 7pm

Obama pivots from Osama's death to US economy - TODAYonline

WASHINGTON - A day after meeting the United States commandos who killed Osama bin Laden, President Barack Obama yesterday turned from national elation over the killing of America's most wanted foe to face the threat that high fuel prices and unemployment pose to his re-election hopes next year. Six days after announcing the slaying of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, the President offered a sober message in his weekly radio address that he understood many Americans were still struggling through hard times. "Although our economy hasn't been the focus of the news this week, not a day goes by that I'm not focused on your jobs, your hopes and your dreams," he said. Public anger over rising prices at the pump has put pressure on Mr Obama to look for ways to provide quick relief for consumers as he seeks re-election next year. Mr Obama's approval rating jumped sharply after the ...

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