Obama Seeks to Focus on Domestic Issues

President Barack Obama is ordering his Cabinet to focus on domestic issues, despite the unresolved debate over Syria's chemical weapons.

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by Associated Press

WSHINGTON- President Barack Obama is ordering his Cabinet to focus on domestic issues, despite the unresolved debate over Syria's chemical weapons.

Obama says that while Syria still requires international attention, his administration must also focus on issues important to the American people.
The president singled out upcoming budget battles with congressional Republicans, the rollout of key parts of his health care law, and immigration reform that is stalled on Capitol Hill.
Obama spoke Thursday during a Cabinet meeting at the White House. His remarks underscore a desire to move forward after a three-week stretch consumed by the situation in Syria.