President Barack Obama’s bid to shift his focus to employment and the economy took on more political urgency Friday with news the U.S. shed an additional 85,000 jobs last month.
But a message blitz that was supposed to dominate the opening days of 2010 has instead been swamped by the issue that consumed Mr. Obama’s predecessor: terrorism.
Mr. Obama went to the microphones for the seventh time in 12 days Friday, and for the first time in that stretch he didn’t talk about the administration’s response to the botched Christmas Day airline bomb plot. Instead, he talked about jobs.
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