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President Barack Obama visits with Norma Haan, 68, center at the Whiteside County Fair, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, in Morrison, Ill.
President Barack Obama visits with Norma Haan, 68, center at the Whiteside County Fair, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, in Morrison, Ill.
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President Barack Obama stands in the front of his bus as he leaves a town hall meeting at Wyffels Hybrids Inc. seed company, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, in Atkinson, Ill.
President Barack Obama stands in the front of his bus as he leaves a town hall meeting at Wyffels Hybrids Inc. seed company, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, in Atkinson, Ill.
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President Barack greets people in downtown Decorah, Iowa, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011.
President Barack greets people in downtown Decorah, Iowa, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011.
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President Barack Obama waves as he leaves a town hall meeting at Wyffels Hybrids Inc. seed company, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, in Atkinson, Ill.
President Barack Obama waves as he leaves a town hall meeting at Wyffels Hybrids Inc. seed company, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, in Atkinson, Ill.
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Residents of Atkinson, Ill., line up on Illinois Route 6 to show support for President Barack Obama on Wednesday Aug. 17, 2011, in Atkinson, Ill.
Residents of Atkinson, Ill., line up on Illinois Route 6 to show support for President Barack Obama on Wednesday Aug. 17, 2011, in Atkinson, Ill.
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President Barack Obama speaks during a town hall meeting at Wyffels Hybrids Inc. seed company, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, in Atkinson, Ill.
President Barack Obama speaks during a town hall meeting at Wyffels Hybrids Inc. seed company, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, in Atkinson, Ill.
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Construction continues on the new fire station being built Wednesday Aug. 17, 2011, in Atkinson, Ill. The construction job, which won a $1.3 million grant, is testament to the stimulus plan the Obama administration hoped would rescue the nation's economy.
Construction continues on the new fire station being built Wednesday Aug. 17, 2011, in Atkinson, Ill. The construction job, which won a $1.3 million grant, is testament to the stimulus plan the Obama administration hoped would rescue the nation's economy.
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President Barack Obama stops for breakfast with small business owners at Rausch's Cafe in Guttenberg, Iowa, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011.
President Barack Obama stops for breakfast with small business owners at Rausch's Cafe in Guttenberg, Iowa, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011.
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President Barack Obama visits the Whiteside County Fair during livestock judging, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, in Morrison, Ill.
President Barack Obama visits the Whiteside County Fair during livestock judging, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, in Morrison, Ill.
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President Barack Obama visits with owner Kimberly Collier, third from left, and members of her family at Grasshoppers antique and gift shop, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, in LeClaire, Iowa.
President Barack Obama visits with owner Kimberly Collier, third from left, and members of her family at Grasshoppers antique and gift shop, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, in LeClaire, Iowa.
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President Barack Obama greets audience members during a town hall meeting, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, at Wyffels Hybrids Inc., in Atkinson, Ill.
President Barack Obama greets audience members during a town hall meeting, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, at Wyffels Hybrids Inc., in Atkinson, Ill.
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President Barack Obama speaks during a town hall meeting at Wyffels Hybrids Inc., seed company, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, in Atkinson, Ill.
President Barack Obama speaks during a town hall meeting at Wyffels Hybrids Inc., seed company, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, in Atkinson, Ill.
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President Barack Obama boards his bus after visiting Maquoketa High School, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, in Maquoketa, Iowa.
President Barack Obama boards his bus after visiting Maquoketa High School, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, in Maquoketa, Iowa.
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President Barack Obama arrives at a town hall meeting, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, at Wyffels Hybrids Inc., in Atkinson, Ill.
President Barack Obama arrives at a town hall meeting, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, at Wyffels Hybrids Inc., in Atkinson, Ill.
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President Barack Obama pauses to listen to questions during a town hall meeting, Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, at the Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, Iowa.
President Barack Obama pauses to listen to questions during a town hall meeting, Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, at the Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, Iowa.
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President Barack Obama speaks during a Rural Economic Forum, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, at Northeast Iowa Community College in Peosta, Iowa.
President Barack Obama speaks during a Rural Economic Forum, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, at Northeast Iowa Community College in Peosta, Iowa.
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President Barack Obama poses for a photo with summer school kids, Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, in Chatfield, Minn.
President Barack Obama poses for a photo with summer school kids, Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, in Chatfield, Minn.
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Ryan Rhodes, right, and another member of the Iowa Tea Party Revolution, speak to President Barack Obama at a town hall meeting, Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, at the Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, Iowa.
Ryan Rhodes, right, and another member of the Iowa Tea Party Revolution, speak to President Barack Obama at a town hall meeting, Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, at the Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, Iowa.
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President Barack Obama speaks during the Rural Economic Forum, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, at Northeast Iowa Community College in Peosta, Iowa.
President Barack Obama speaks during the Rural Economic Forum, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, at Northeast Iowa Community College in Peosta, Iowa.
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President Barack Obama tosses a bag of popcorn to the media after visiting Kernel Cody's Pop Corn Shoppe, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, in LeClaire, Iowa.
President Barack Obama tosses a bag of popcorn to the media after visiting Kernel Cody's Pop Corn Shoppe, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, in LeClaire, Iowa.
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President Barack Obama speaks during a town hall meeting at Seed Savers Exchange, Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, in Decorah, Iowa.
President Barack Obama speaks during a town hall meeting at Seed Savers Exchange, Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, in Decorah, Iowa.
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President Barack Obama visits the Maquoketa High School girls volleyball team, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, in Maquoketa, Iowa.
President Barack Obama visits the Maquoketa High School girls volleyball team, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, in Maquoketa, Iowa.
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President Barack Obama visits Maquoketa High School students, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, in Maquoketa, Iowa.
President Barack Obama visits Maquoketa High School students, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, in Maquoketa, Iowa.
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President Barack Obama arrives to speak at a Rural Economic Forum, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, at Northeast Iowa Community College in Peosta, Iowa.
President Barack Obama arrives to speak at a Rural Economic Forum, Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, at Northeast Iowa Community College in Peosta, Iowa.
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President Barack Obama walks with Sen. Al Franken, left, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, center, and others, upon his arrival at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in St. Paul, Minn.
President Barack Obama walks with Sen. Al Franken, left, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, center, and others, upon his arrival at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in St. Paul, Minn.
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President Barack Obama talks with a patron as he visits The Coffee Mill Restaurant, Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, in Zumbrota, Minn.
President Barack Obama talks with a patron as he visits The Coffee Mill Restaurant, Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, in Zumbrota, Minn.
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President Barack Obama jogs down an incline on his way to a town hall event at Lower Hannah's Bend Park in Cannon Falls, Minn., Monday, Aug. 15, 2011.
President Barack Obama jogs down an incline on his way to a town hall event at Lower Hannah's Bend Park in Cannon Falls, Minn., Monday, Aug. 15, 2011.
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President Barack Obama visits a little girl and her computer as he stops at The Coffee Mill Restaurant, Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, in Zumbrota, Minn.
President Barack Obama visits a little girl and her computer as he stops at The Coffee Mill Restaurant, Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, in Zumbrota, Minn.
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President Barack Obama waves as he boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, for a three-day bus tour through Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois.
President Barack Obama waves as he boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, for a three-day bus tour through Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois.
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President Barack Obama speaks during a town hall meeting at Lower Hannah's Bend Park in Cannon Falls, Minn.,Monday, Aug. 15, 2011.
President Barack Obama speaks during a town hall meeting at Lower Hannah's Bend Park in Cannon Falls, Minn.,Monday, Aug. 15, 2011.
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President Barack Obama visits summer school kids, Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, in Chatfield, Minn., outside the George H. Potter Auditorium .
President Barack Obama visits summer school kids, Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, in Chatfield, Minn., outside the George H. Potter Auditorium .
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