President Barack Obama talks to reporters following his meeting with Congressional Democrats and Republicans appealing for bipartisanship on fixing the economy, in the White House press briefing room in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 15, 2012 7:10:24 AM PST
ERICA WERNER Associated Press
WASHINGTON - January 14, 2012 --
President Barack Obama is promoting new initiatives to make the government leaner and more efficient and bring jobs back to the U.S. from overseas.