Investing in America - A CNBC Town Hall with President Obama

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    This is the live blog from today's CNBC Town Hall Meeting with President Barack Obama. The most recent posts are at the top. To read the full blog from beginning to end, start at the bottom.

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    President Obama will speak Monday to a cross-section of Main Street, Wall Street and Washington gathered at a CNBC-sponsored town hall, with the economy at a crossroads and the nation's precarious political structure hanging in the balance.

  • NEWSEUM in Washington, DC.

    For Monday's town hall with President Barack Obama, CNBC's John Harwood and I will be the only reporters in attendance. Let me clarify that just a little.

  • Here are the up-to-the-minute videos from CNBC's exclusive town hall with President Barack Obama.

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    Americans worried about the economy want to extend Bush tax cuts.

  • U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-TN)

    Washington has a spending problem, not a revenue problem, and most Americans realize the difference, GOP Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee told CNBC.

  • An exclusive CNBC poll conducted by Public Opinion Strategies/Hart Research shows two-thirds of those surveyed believe the country is on the wrong track, 49 percent disapprove of the job President Obama is doing, and the number one issue facing the US is the economy and jobs.

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    President Obama told a town-hall meeting that stimulus measures his administration has taken have "worked" but said they're considering additional incentives to spur hiring.

  • President Obama repeated his position that tax cuts should be extended for the middle class--"the people whose wages didn't rise"—but not the top earners because doing so would cost $700 billion.

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    President Barack Obama strongly denied vilifying businesses at CNBC's Town Hall event on Monday.

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    President Obama will speak Monday to a cross-section of Main Street, Wall Street and Washington gathered at a CNBC-sponsored town hall, with the economy at a crossroads and the nation's precarious political structure hanging in the balance.

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    Sharing an hour with a largely friendly crowd, Obama defended his record toward business while deriding his critics.

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    Green energy, getting banks to start lending again and being an advocate for technology jobs—three issues that would have come up during President Obama's CNBC-sponsored town meeting but didn't.

  • With issues about the economy driving the debate in America, President Barack Obama goes face to face with his shareholders (you) from Wall Street to Main Street. Here are some behind-the-scenes images from the town hall event with the President live from Washington, DC.

    With the country's confidence shattered, and the American Dream slipping away, President Barack Obama goes face to face with his shareholders (you) from Wall Street to Main Street.

  • President Obama, Allentown, PA
  • President Obama continues to propose an end to the Bush Tax cuts, which are set to expire at the end of December. The tax cuts were enacted in 2001 and 2003 under President Bush and lowered rates across the board on income, dividends and capital gains. The potential impact of a dividend hike—up to 20 percent or higher—is driving a sudden boom in business activity.

  • Velma Hart

    Velma Hart, the middle-class American who gained fame at Obama’s town hall in September told CNBC Tuesday that she would vote for the President twice, if she could—on Tuesday and when he runs for re-election.

  • Velma Hart

    Velma Hart, who famously told President Obama at a September town hall that she was "exhausted" of defending him and became the face of disappointed Americans, has lost her job.

  • Velma Hart

    Velma Hart, who told President Obama last fall she was "exhausted" defending his economic performance, has a new job.

  • Investing in America: A CNBC Town Hall with President Obama

    CNBC's John Harwood moderates a town hall meeting with President Barack Obama that covered numerous topics, ranging from Chinese currency manipulation to allegations of Wall Street bashing to his reaction to the success of Tea Party candidates in last week's primaries.

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