1. ON THE REBOUND

    Perry Outlines Jobs Plan

    17 May 2011, DALLAS, TX, USA --- Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks in Dallas to a gather of state Republican officials from across the country at a luncheon of the Republican National Committee at the Westin Park Central Hotel in Dallas on Monday, May 16, 2011. (Lara Solt/The Dallas Morning News) --- Image by © Lara Solt/Dallas Morning News/Corbis

    Lara Solt, Dallas Morning News / Corbis

    After weak performances in recent debates and losing his front-runner position in the GOP race, Texas Gov. Rick Perry attempted to stage a comeback on Friday while outlining his jobs plan. Speaking at a steel plant near Pittsburgh, the Republican presidential candidate said he could create 1.2 million jobs if elected in 2012. Perry slammed President Obama for favoring “green technologies that are not producing as many jobs as promised” and said he would immediately roll back federal regulations that are stifling economic growth and “tap American energy” (oil and gas). He also said he would repeal the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority over greenhouse-gas regulations.

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