LIVE: Obama shifts focus to economy

President Obama will host two events on the economy this week as Democrats seek to shift the political discussion away from ObamaCare.

Democrats reject the suggestion that the healthcare law will be a liability for the party in this year’s midterm elections, and celebrated the news last week that ObamaCare enrollments topped 7 million.

Still, they argue that jobs and the economy will be the central battleground in November.

“That’s the debate that the election will be about, jobs and the budget,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said last week.

On Monday, Obama will travel to Prince George's County, Md., to host an event on the economy. He will follow that up with another event Tuesday at the White House.

The renewed focus on the economy comes on the heels of new figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, released Friday, that suggested hiring is rebounding after a tough winter. In March, 192,000 jobs were added and the unemployment rate remained at 6.7 percent.