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Obama Jokes, Avoids Jobs Talk

11:58 AM, Jul 6, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
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President Obama spent the first few minutes of his remarks today in Poland, Ohio cracking jokes with the crowd, and avoiding having to address today's disappointing jobs report:

His jokes largely centered on his family, though he did address his weight, too. "People've been commenting: I need to gain some weight," said Obama.

Several minutes later, Obama did address the jobs report, calling it a "step in the right direction":

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