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11/15/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Obama At AFL-CIO: WATCH LIVE VIDEO

Going before groups of autoworkers and union members, President Barack Obama is trying Tuesday to assure blue-collar audiences that the economy is coming back -- and that his administration deserves credit for saving some of their jobs.

The president is addressing the AFL-CIO convention in Pittsburgh, where he will urge the nation's largest labor union to support his health care overhaul.

"We didn't come here just to respond to crises; we came here to address America's prosperity in the future, and I think that's what he'll outline," White House spokesman Robert Gibbs told reporters Monday, previewing the president's message.

WATCH OBAMA LIVE AT 1:30 P.M. EASTERN TIME:

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