Obama to visit Chicago this week

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President Barack Obama will visit Chicago Friday,  the White House announced Sunday.

According to a statement from the White House, the President will attend an event in the city “to discuss proposals, unveiled in the (State of the Union) speech, that focus on strengthening the economy for the middle class and those striving to get there.”

The Chicago Tribune reports that a White House official says Obama will “of course, also talk about the gun violence that has tragically affected too many families in communities across Chicago and across the country.”

Obama will also attend similar events in Asheville, North Carolina and Atlanta, Georgia.

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  • itsclose

    So on top of the tragic deaths of Hadiya and so many others, and his efforts to tightly restrict or even abolish the rights of law-abiding citizens to bear arms, and the Fast and Furious debacle, and all of the other crushing perplexities plaguing our society and economy, he could not have come here WITH his wife to the funeral and save us a few bucks on the logistics, personnel, equipment, fuel, accommodations, etc. involved for TWO trips instead of one?

    • Conservator

      You are SO right.
      His excellency, BHO, has no regard for saving any money.
      In his usual double talking way, he promotes green causes when it's convenient for him.
      Let's run Air Force One at $185,000 an hour, not including the entourage.
      After all he has limitless funds, he'll just borrow more at our cost.
      Sorry excuse for a chief executive.

      • sobeit

        If he the the head of a were the head of a corporation they would have fired him.. he's incompetent, and we all can thank those liberals and those who feel they are entitled..He should keep his … in DC and remember who he works for … and as for Mrs. Obama being here… yep just a waste of taxpayer $$ however Jesse boy said it was where she was suppose to be… yep coming from the father of a bipolar son, maybe he should have stayed with him..