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Obama to hit the road, selling economic progress
Obama to hit the road, selling economic progress

President Obama is heading back to Washington on Saturday after a two-week holiday visit to Hawaii, but he won't stick around for long. Eager to stay on the offensive as new Republican majorities are seated in Congress, the president plans to take a more bullish economic message on the road next week in something of an early test drive of his State of the Union message. During stops in Michigan, Arizona and Tennessee, Obama plans to draw a connection between actions his administration took early in his presidency and increasingly positive economic trends in sectors such as manufacturing and housing. Officials say he'll also offer specific new proposals -- some that he'll...

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