Obama heads to Texas for "Jobs and Opportunity" tour

05/6/2013 | Washington Times, The · Washington Post, The

President Barack Obama will be in Austin, Texas, this week to launch a campaign-style tour aimed at promoting his second-term economic agenda. The goal of the tour is to galvanize public support for the president and give him leverage with lawmakers. "We need to build on the progress we've made over the last four years, and that means investing in things that are already creating good-paying, stable jobs that can support a middle class family," White House deputy press secretary Josh Earnest said.

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