Obama: Overall economy headed ‘in the right direction’

POLAND, Ohio — It took President Obama about 10 minutes before addressing today’s sluggish jobs report, showing just 80,000 jobs created and the unemployment rate unchanged at 8.2 percent.

But he said the economy overall is heading “in the right direction.” He blamed any sluggishness not on his policies, but on a “stalemate in Washington.” 

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