Washington (CNN) — President Barack Obama holds more campaign-like events on the economy this week after speaking on Monday to the group that helped him get a second term in the White House.
Here are five stories to watch in the week ahead.
1. Taking the show on the road
After two weeks in Washington, Obama will take his case on the economy directly to the American people.
The president travels to Galesburg, Illinois, and Warrensburg, Missouri, on Wednesday to hold events on the economy. The next day, Obama visits Jacksonville, Florida, to speak again on the country’s economic conditions.
Polls indicate that the economy remains the top issue on the minds of Americans.
“The economy, and the things we can do to help it grow and strengthen and secure and expand the middle class, has been, is and will be the central focus of the president’s domestic policy,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said on Friday.
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Carney would not confirm reports the president would also include a pitch for immigration reform during his Wednesday-Thursday swing, but he did repeat the White House line that comprehensive immigration reform would significantly reduce the country’s deficit and expand growth. Maybe that’s a hint.