DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — President Barack Obama is venturing from Iowa into politically familiar territory, taking his bus motorcade into his home state of Illinois as he wraps up a three-state tour through the cornfields, towns and cities of the Midwest.

The president will hold two town hall meetings Wednesday in western Illinois, the state he once served as senator. He’ll then return to Washington for the start of a vacation.

The tour — covering Minnesota and Iowa as well as Illinois — has given Obama a chance to command attention just after Republican presidential candidates dominated the news with a debate and straw poll in Iowa.

He has used the trip to criticize his presidential and congressional opponents and to outline modest economic proposals in advance of Congress’ return to Washington next month.

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Comments (3)
  1. StraycatStrut says:

    Magical Mystery Tour continues. But BO has an Economic Plan to be unvailed in September. Hold onto your seats….. the debt will continue to increase. Our leaderless leader has a plan after almost 3 years in office.

    1. Anita Newpresident says:

      The Magical Misery Tour featuring the Debt Man Driving

      Short bus rolling over a small town near you reminding all the bitter clingers to “eat their peas”

      Our “historic” president is a laugh a minute isn’t he

      1. UNITA GUETTALIFE says:


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