"Obama Touts Economic, Energy Policies In CMU Speech "

"President Barack Obama, in a speech at Carnegie Mellon University, this afternoon touted his policies to repair the economy and diversify the sources of the nation's energy while saying that past Republican positions on those issues had failed.In his first appearance in Pittsburgh since the G-20 Summit in September, Mr. Obama also pointed to technology being developed in the region, including medical advances, as an example of how to improve the economy.The remarks at Weigand Gymnasium were delivered to an invitation-only audience of about 375, including leaders of a number of economic development groups.Mr. Obama addressed the opposition of congressional Republicans to his economic plans and also addressed the Gulf oil leak.""As November approaches, leaders in the other party will campaign furiously on the same economic argument they've been making for decades. Fortunately, we don't have to look back too many years to see how that turned out.""For much of the last 10 years, we tried