President Obama discusses jobs and the economy during a town hall-style gathering hosted by CNBC, Monday, Sept. 20, 2010, at the Newseum in Washington. The White House press pool, reporters who accompany the president, were not allowed in the event and watched Mr. Obama on a video screen from a holding room. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Photo by: J. Scott Applewhite

President Obama discusses jobs and the economy during a town hall-style gathering hosted by CNBC, Monday, Sept. 20, 2010, at the Newseum in Washington. The White House press pool, reporters who accompany the president, were not allowed in the event and watched Mr. Obama on a video screen from a holding room. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)