August 30th, 2010
02:09 PM ET

Obama juggles thorny issues in week ahead

Kristi Keck

Programming Note: Special coverage of President Obama's speech starts at 7 p.m. ET Tuesday, live on CNN and CNN.com, followed by Obama's address at 8.

(CNN) - President Obama's vacation may have provided a much needed recharge as he jumps back into thorny issues this week.

Coming off a 10-day trip to Martha's Vineyard, Obama turns his attention to the economy and Iraq.

The economy is the No. 1 issue for voters, polls show, and as the midterm elections near, it's becoming increasingly clear that what the administration dubbed the "summer of recovery" has not yet met the public's expectations.

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  1. Maeve

    I wish I could have had 6 vacations this summer to clear my head and recharge but I had to settle with just... NONE. Couldn't afford it. And Why do I see the President on t.v. more than I see my own family.? Please, just do the job we hired you to do. Stop with all these back room deals while you stand in front of said door and claim the room is empty. He's lost me , that's for sure !!!

    August 31, 2010 at 12:04 am |
  2. Annie Kate

    I'm sure that Obama has many thorny issues to deal with – probably almost as many as the number of vacations he has taken so far since he took office. However, the economy should be at the top of the list; there are still layoffs, no new jobs created, untold numbers unemployed and out of benefits, everyone else scared to make any large changes in their life or employment, the recovery has "slowed" (stopped more likely) – how bad does it have to get to get some attention that actually results in improvements? From where I sit looking at the things Obama has said since he started his campaign through today, he has distinguished himself as being "change" – he seems pretty much like all the other politicians we have had for years.

    August 30, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  3. Charles rusinko

    Mr Obama has let this nation down, we believed he would be a person to respect. I cannot wait until the election two years from now.

    August 30, 2010 at 7:35 pm |
  4. aliou, FL

    Britain and other countries did it. That's how we got many brits in Australia, India, Africa and USA.

    August 30, 2010 at 6:14 pm |
  5. aliou, FL

    The president should make a bold move: Empower the poor and the middleclass. Unemployment can be solved by attaching any solution to each unemployed social security. IF a company hires anyone, then they get their stimulus or incentive after their 1st aniversary with the company.

    IF anyone can't get hired for 6 months, or if they so desire, they can use their incentive to start their own business, go to school, learn a trade, or relocate to another country.

    August 30, 2010 at 6:12 pm |