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President Obama's focus on job creation and calls for bipartisanship may have given him a second chance with independents. Tim Sloan/Pool via AP hide caption

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Independents Praise Focus Of Obama Speech

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President Obama is seeking to reassure voters that he is determined to create jobs. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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For Obama, Steady Unemployment Numbers Disappoint

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Budget Office Director Peter Orszag (far right) has found a way to turn walking into a competitive sport on Capitol Hill. Here, he walks through the Eisenhower Executive Office Building with Vice President Biden, President Obama and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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