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Obama 'Pivots' for 19th Time

9:27 AM, Jul 24, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
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AUGUST 2011: Yahoo! News Headline: “Obama ‘Pivots’ To Jobs – But What Can He Do?” (Zachary Roth, “Obama ‘Pivots’ To Jobs – But What Can He Do?,” Yahoo! News’ The Lookout, 8/5/11)

SEPTEMBER 2011: Politico Headline: “President Obama Pivots To Jobs – And Dares GOP To Follow” (Glenn Thrush, “President Obama PivotsTo Jobs – And Dares GOP To Follow,” Politico, 9/8/11)

JUNE 2012: The Wall Street Journal Headline: “Obama To Revisit Economic Debate” (Carol E. Lee and Laura Meckler, “Obama To Revisit Economic Debate,” The Wall Street Journal, 6/11/12)

JULY 2012: MSNBC: “The Jobs Pivot: With The Economy Struggling, How Does President Obama Make The Case To Be Reelected?” (MSNBC’s “NewsNation,” 7/6/12)

FEBRUARY 2013: National Journal Headline: “Stung By Media’s Focus On Liberal Agenda, Obama Pivots Back To Economy” (Ron Fournier, “Stung By Media’s Focus On Liberal Agenda, Obama Pivots Back To Economy,” National Journal, 2/8/13)

  • ABC’s Rick Klein: “He’s Pivoted Enough To Have Spun Himself Around, More Than A Few Times.” “ABC’s Rick Klein: He’spivoted enough to have spun himself around, more than a few times. But President Obama’s latest turn toward jobs, in tomorrow’s State of the Union address, will be about as memorable as the other turns so long as the fiscal and budget debates that have paralyzed Washington for two years now remain unresolved.” (Michael Falcone, “The State Of The Union Is…,” ABC News’ The Note, 2/11/13)

FEBRUARY 2013: The Associated Press Headline: “Obama Will Pivot Back To Jobs In State Of The Union” (Julie Pace, “Obama Will PivotBack To Jobs In State Of The Union,” The Associated Press, 2/9/13)

APRIL 2013: The Wall Street Journal Headline: “In Mexico Visit, Obama To Pivot From Security To Economy” (Thomas Catan, “In Mexico Visit, Obama To Pivot From Security To Economy,” The Wall Street Journal, 4/30/13)

MAY 2013: ABC News Headline: “Obama Pivots To Jobs Tour At End Of Scandal Filled Week” (Arlette Saenz, “Obama Pivots To Jobs Tour At End Of Scandal Filled Week” ABC News’ The Note, 5/18/13)

JULY 2013: BuzzFeed Headline: “Obama Will Pivot Back To Attacking Republicans On The Economy In A Series Of Policy Speeches” (Evan McMorris-Santoro, “Obama Will Pivot Back To Attacking Republicans On The Economy In A Series Of Policy Speeches,” BuzzFeed, 7/21/13)

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