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Does President Obama still have political juice?

Does President Obama still have political juice?

The central question of President Obama’s Thursday press conference was asked in its early moments by NBC’s Chuck Todd.

“Are you worried about your own powers of persuasion and maybe that the American public is not listening to you any more?” Todd asked.

What Todd — a Fix friend, in the interest of full disclosure — was really getting at is this: Does Obama still have the political juice to convince his party in the Senate to pass some version of his $447 billion job-creating proposal?

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President Obama’s press conference: The Live blog!

President Obama will hold a press conference at 11 a.m. this morning as he seeks to build momentum behind his jobs bill.

And, the Fix will be there — live-blogging, naturally!

Haven’t participated in our live blogs before? Think of it like “Mystery Science Theater 3000” but for politics. And without the robots.

The live-blogging will get started right around 10:45 a.m.. Come hang out with us!

President Obama to hold Thursday press conference

President Obama will hold a press conference today at 11 a.m. as he continues to pressure Congress to pass his jobs plan.


(President Obama will hold a press conference today to sell his jobs plan.)
It’s Obama’s first press conference since July 15 — in the heart of the debt-ceiling negotiations. Of late, he has been on an aggressive nationwide push for passage of the American Jobs Act, which neither the House and Senate has acted on yet.

We’ll be live-blogging the proceedings here on the Fix. Stay tuned.