Obama tries to put upbeat face on his record during Minnesota visit
With Washington bogged down in partisan gridlock, President Barack Obama came to the Twin Cities on Thursday afternoon to talk to ordinary citizens and put an upbeat face on a record that has taken a beating.
He held a town hall meeting with about 350 Minnesotans in Minnehaha Park, grabbed a burger at a Minneapolis bar with a struggling young mother and took a side trip to St. Paul’s Grand Avenue to chat with small-business owners.
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