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After tough week, Obama tries to change the subject to jobs

libslayer Wrote: May 17, 2013 10:17 AM
The only job Obama can offer is a con job.

By Roberta Rampton and Mark Felsenthal

BALTIMORE (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Friday sought to turn the spotlight from controversies threatening to swamp his agenda back to his top priority - the economy - and announced he will try to cut in half the time it takes to get federal approval for large job-creating projects.

Obama traveled to Baltimore, a short helicopter ride from the White House, to talk about steps he is taking to streamline permits for infrastructure, early childhood education, and positive signs in the economy.

He did not mention the trio of storms that have beset...

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