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Obama to Focus on Jobs, Rural Economy in Two-Day Midwest Trip

President Barack Obama embarks on a two-day, campaign-style swing through the rural Midwest today to talk about the U.S. economy and jobs as he turns attention to what will be a top issue in the November midterm elections.

With stops in Illinois, Iowa and Missouri to highlight his economic policies, the president’s trip will include two town hall meetings, stops at a Siemens AG wind-turbine plant and a Poet LLC ethanol refinery, and talks with farmers, small business owners and local leaders.