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Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 02/ 7/2011

President Obama speaks at U.S. Chamber of Commerce

By Ariana Eunjung Cha

President Obama extended another olive branch to the business community Monday morning with a speech to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

The relationship between the president and the chamber, which represents 3 million companies and is considered to be the most powerful business lobby in Washington, was somewhat chilly during his first two years in office. The chamber and the president butted heads on foreign money in elections. And the group strongly opposed financial services regulations and health-care reform -- arguably the two most important legislative projects on Obama's agenda.

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By Ariana Eunjung Cha  | February 7, 2011; 11:28 AM ET
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Comments

What a joke. Real unemployment is at least double what the press reports. People are desperate to keep their homes, their jobs, and their sanity. All the while Nerobama fiddles as DC burns!

Posted by: jeandark | February 7, 2011 6:58 PM | Report abuse

The only jobs created under Nomobama are with the government at business and other tax payers expense. Locobama should get out of the way.
NO confidence.

Posted by: 1uncle | February 7, 2011 2:14 PM | Report abuse

"President Obama extended another olive branch to the business community Monday morning"

LOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!! That is the funniest thing I have heard in a while!! This president has tried to mandate businesses to buy health insurance for their workers, refused to permanently extend the Bush tax cuts, increased regulation and on and on and on. I am sorry but I must have missed something, where are the olive branches? A speach? Stop insulting our intelligence!!

Posted by: CTLangis | February 7, 2011 1:33 PM | Report abuse

"President Obama extended another olive branch to the business community Monday morning"

LOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!! That is the funniest thing I have heard in a while!! This president has tried to mandate businesses to buy health insurance for their workers, refused to permanently extend the Bush tax cuts, increased regulation and on and on and on. I am sorry but I must have missed something, where are the olive branches? A speach? Stop insulting our intelligence!!

Posted by: CTLangis | February 7, 2011 1:32 PM | Report abuse

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