Obama's plan: New jobs proposals, challenging GOP

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 | 10:38 p.m. CDT

WASHINGTON — Under fire in a nation desperate for jobs, President Barack Obama will soon announce a broad package of tax cuts, construction work and help for the millions of Americans who have been unemployed for months, a White House official said Wednesday. Republicans immediately cast doubt about any such plan, setting up a fresh economic showdown as the presidential campaign intensifies.