Obama tells vets jobs must be created "faster"
August 30th, 2011
02:28 PM ET

Obama tells vets jobs must be created "faster"

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (CNN) – Speaking to vets at the American Legion convention in Minneapolis President Obama again touted his jobs plan set to be unveiled "next week."

"A plan to create jobs and reduce our deficit – a plan I want to see passed in Congress. We need to get this done," the president said.

The president's plan, that will be a mix of old and new ideas is "not fully baked," a senior administration official told CNN. The official explained that there was "still work to be done on the policy."

While it was the president himself who first announced yesterday that the speech would be next week, the White House is still guarding the exact time and date.

"No additional guidance on which day yet," the senior official told CNN.
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POTUS schedule August 30, 2011
August 30th, 2011
07:38 AM ET

POTUS schedule August 30, 2011

President Obama heads to Minneapolisto speak at the 93rd American Legion’s Convention where he we will make remarks to veterans and their families.

As the administration points out President Obama will "thank our veterans for their service in our nations wars and, as we approach the 10th anniversary of 9/11, he will pay special tribute to the 9/11 Generation of troops and their families who have borne the burden of a hard decade of war.  He will discuss how responsibly ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan must include meeting our obligations to take care of our troops and veterans as they come home, and will review the Administration's efforts in meeting our obligations to all veterans."

The Obama administration has recently begun a new initiative to combat unemployment among veterans, especially post-9/11 service members. He is expected to touch on a variety of issues that affect veterans and their families in his remarks at 12pm ET.

the full schedule is after the jump

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