Obama rips GOP in election-year economic salvo - Article Photos 1/5

President Barack Obama makes his way through the crowd after he held a town hall meeting at Minnehaha Park ,Thursday, June 26, 2014, in Minneapolis. Obama said that Washington needs to stop "playing to the most fringe elements of politics" and help Americans who are fighting to make ends meet, as he spent an afternoon with a working mother who wrote to him about her struggles. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)