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February 08, 2013

White House: Obama to visit North Carolina after State of Union.

The White House confirmed Friday afternoon that President Barack Obama will travel to Asheville, N.C. on Wedneday following the State of the Union.

Obama will use the visit to further agenda items that he discusses during his State of the Union speech, said Emmet Carney, chair of the Buncombe County Democratic party.

Obama is expected Tuesday to call for an extensive overhaul of the nation's immigration laws, push for greater controls to prevent gun violence and ways to boost the economy.

The White House said no additional travel details were available.

Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2013/02/08/182473/state-of-the-union-could-be-call.html#storylink=cp


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