President Barack Obama hugs West Wilkes High School Superintendent Dr. Stephen Laws after introducing him to speak to the school in Millers Creek, N.C., Monday, Oct. 17, 2011. Obama is on a three-day bus tour promoting the American Jobs Act.
President Barack Obama hugs West Wilkes High School Superintendent Dr. Stephen Laws after introducing him to speak to the school in Millers Creek, N.C., Monday, Oct. 17, 2011. Obama is on a three-day bus tour promoting the American Jobs Act.
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published Monday, October 17th, 2011
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FLETCHER, N.C. — Rolling through small Southern towns in a campaign-style bus, President Barack Obama on Monday pressed lawmakers back in Washington to start taking up pieces of his rejected jobs bill and mocked the Republicans who had shot it down in total. The Senate moved to vote soon on one part, a plan to help states hire teachers, but the proposal seemed doomed.

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