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Obama to deliver economic address in Osawatomie, Kan., site of famous Teddy Roosevelt speech
OSAWATOMIE, Kan. (AP) ' President Barack Obama plans to give an economic speech in Kansas about how he considers this a "make-or-break moment" for the middle class.
The White House said in a statement Saturday that Obama will be in Osawatomie on Tuesday. That's the same city where a century ago, President Teddy Roosevelt delivered a speech calling for a "New Nationalism." Roosevelt's speech extolled the government's role in promoting social justice and regulating the economy to help the underprivileged, and he criticized some fellow Republicans for refusing to tackle the economic power of the wealthy.
Ryan Mahoney, a spokesman for the Republican National Committee, said in an email that Obama is traveling the country "instead of working with Republicans to find solutions" to the economy.