President Obama and Steve Jobs Meet To Talk Education and Energy


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Sometimes Apple and politics seem to go hand in hand.  With Apple continuing record profits despite a soured economy, and Steve Jobs becoming practically a household name, leaders are starting to take notice, which includes one in particular.  The Commander in Chief.

Earlier today, President Barack Obama and Apple Chief Steve Jobs met and conversed about education, energy policy and ways to go about creating jobs, said the White House.  The President had been in California for a political event, and met with Jobs at a San Francisco hotel.

“They discussed American competitiveness and education, especially reforms such as the President’s Race to the Top initiative,” said White House press secretary Robert Gibbs in a statement.  “They then talked about energy independence and ways to increase job creation.”

Gibbs had told reporters that the President’s meeting with Jobs was “a meeting the President was interested in having.”  President Obama was “eager to talk to him about the economy, innovation and technology, education,” said Gibbs.

Prior to today, President Obama and Jobs had last met during the 2008 campaign, said Gibbs.

In the past, Jobs has thrown support behind Democratic candidates and organizations.  He had donated ,000 to the Democratic National Committee in 2000 and ,700 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in 2006, according to the records of the Federal Election Commission.  Jobs also donated ,000 to Rahm Emanuel when he was running for the U.S. House in 2004.

via Bloomberg

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