The president chastises Democrats for not addressing soaring gas and food prices and the housing crisis.
Monday's ruling gives a green light to aggressive antifraud efforts often favored by the GOP.
Democrats tackle issues from college tuition to healthcare.
Economists foresee renewed economic growth over the next few months, but increased inflation and declining wealth will take a bigger toll.
The party's 30-second spot highlights US economic woes.
A convincing win spurs the fight forward, but does little to close the gap in delegate count with Obama.
The move brings greater focus to the conflict in Afghanistan. Lt. Gen. Odierno is set to succeed Petraeus in Iraq.