ON THE ROAD

Obama Pushes Jobs Bill in North Carolina

Cliff Owen

Despite GOP opposition, President Obama is soldiering on with his jobs bill, making a trip to North Carolina on Wednesday for his third speech in as many days in support of the plan. Obama will go to Raleigh-Durham to tour a machine factory and press the case for his proposal again, which he says will aid small businesses and spur hiring. Republicans, though, have balked. “I think most people see through all this,” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said of the $447 billion package.