04 Sep '11, 3am

Unpopular US Congress faces debt, jobs fights

WASHINGTON: US lawmakers return to work next week after a month-long break, facing pitched battles over government spending, trade, and boosting the job-starved economy as the 2012 White House race heats up. Polarized politicians got bracingly bad news Friday as the US government reported the economy added no jobs in August, ending 10 months of gains and fueling fears of recession in the world's richest country. And new polls showed the US public angry and disgusted with Washington, with President Barack Obama hitting an all-time low of voters disapproving of him by 52 to 42 percent in a Quinnipiac University survey. The Congress fared even worse, slumped at 13 percent approval in a Gallup study. The data raised the already high stakes for Obama's speech to a rare joint session of the US Congress on Thursday, when he lays out his plan for assaulting 9.1 percent unemploymen...

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