Amid foreign crises, Obama takes solace in U.S. economic turnaround

Obama delivers remarks at Laborfest 2014 at Maier Festival Park in Milwaukee, WisconsinBy Steve Holland MILWAUKEE (Reuters) – Throughout much of his presidency, Barack Obama has been under siege about the state of the U.S. With his handling of foreign policy under fire in confronting challenges from Ukraine to the Middle East, Obama made a Labor Day trek to Milwaukee’s annual Laborfest event to underscore how he feels his leadership on the economy has paid off.

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