U.S. President Obama speaks at a fundraiser for Missouri's Secretary of State Carnahan in Kansas City, Missouri

 
U.S. President Obama speaks at a fundraiser for Missouri
U.S. President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks at a fundraiser for Missouri's Secretary of State Robin Carnahan (L) in Kansas City, Missouri July 8, 2010. Obama on Thursday defended his handling of the U.S. economy and said his policies would boost job growth, as he began a two-day campaign for fellow Democrats before November's congressional elections. Obama was raising cash for the U.S. Senate campaigns of Carnahan and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY)