Obama: jobs will be main topic of State of the Union
January 22nd, 2011
07:23 PM ET

Obama: jobs will be main topic of State of the Union

(CNN) - President  Obama said jobs and the economy would be central to his upcoming State of the Union address in a videotaped preview of the speech that was sent to supporters on Saturday.

"My principal focus, my number one focus, is going to be making sure that we are competitive, that we are growing, and we are creating jobs not just now but well into the future," Obama said.

The message, taped Friday, went up on YouTube and went out to backers of the Democratic National Committee's Organizing for America initiative on Saturday.

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Obama talks economic competitiveness
January 22nd, 2011
05:07 PM ET

Obama talks economic competitiveness

(CNN) – Three days after hosting Chinese President Hu Jintao in talks defined largely by economic issues, President Obama championed plans to make America more competitive during his weekly radio address Saturday. 

White House aides have said increasing American competitiveness will be a theme of the president's State of the Union speech to Congress on Tuesday.

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