Then: On Election Night in 2008, a jubilant Barack Obama greeted supporters in Chicago. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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As Economy Has Sputtered, So Has Obama's 'Brand'
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President Obama greets residents after a discussion in the backyard of the Clubb family home in Des Moines, Iowa, on Sept. 29. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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Coming Face To Face With The President
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Oil Spill Legacy: 'Obama's Katrina'? Probably Not
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President Obama, shown last week arriving at a town hall meeting sponsored by MTV and BET, has renewed his call for $50 billion to improve roadways and airports. But with nervous lawmakers worried about their jobs, that may be a tough sell. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Fed-Up Voters Want The Right Party For The Job(s)
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Science Integrity Rules On Hold
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White House Faults Pakistan's Battle Against Militants
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Obama Announces Rahm's Departure
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Economic Cloud Hovers Over Obama's Backyard Talks
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President Obama holds a conversation Wednesday in the backyard of Jeff and Sandy Clubb in Des Moines, Iowa. Tim Sloan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Obama's Backyard Chats Aim To Connect With Voters
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Obama Tells Crowd 'We Need You To Stay Fired Up'
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During last week's town hall meeting on CNBC, Velma Hart (at right) drew much attention for telling President Obama that she hasn't seen the "meaningful" change she thought he would bring to Washington. Handout/Getty hide caption

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Obama Woos Young, Middle Class As Voting Day Nears
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President Obama, speaking at the White House in January, is surrounded by some of his economic advisers at the time including Christina Romer, Timothy Geithner and Lawrence Summers. The president is now considering candidates to direct the National Economic Council when Summers departs later this year. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Advice On A New Obama Economic Adviser
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Buyers Promised Simplified Mortgage Paperwork
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Democrats Latch On To Defending Social Security
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