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Obama plans to visit Warrensburg on Wednesday
07/18/2013 3:31 PM
07/18/2013 3:54 PM
President Barack Obama will visit Warrensburg next week, White House officials said Thursday.
The visit will be on Wednesday, and the subject will be the economy, but officials released no other details. More information will be forthcoming “in the coming days,” a White House official said.
The visit will be his first to the area since he visited Osawatomie, Kan., in December 2011. In his speech there, the president called for an end to “you’re on your own economics” in an address that presaged his campaign re-election themes the next year.
This week, the Obama administration has begun an aggressive push to tout the benefits of his new national health care law as congressional Republicans voted for the 38th time to repeal the controversial measure.
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