Obama: ‘America is coming back’

HOUSTON (AP) ? President Barack Obama is declaring “America is coming back” as the nation’s economic recovery picks up speed.

Obama spoke at the first of two political fundraisers in Texas on the same day as a new report showed February was another strong month of job creation.

Without naming names, Obama accused the Republicans seeking his job of wanting to reinstate the policies that caused the nation to fall into a recession.

He said he did not believe in a philosophy in which people must fend for themselves because, in his words, “we’re always greater together than we are on our own.”

The president spoke to more than 600 people Friday at Union Station at Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros, with tickets starting at $500 per person.