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Obama in the heartland

<p>President Barack Obama tours an organic farm in Mount Pleasant Iowa April 27, 2010. Obama's three-state trip in the latest segment of his "White House to Main Street" tour to discuss ideas for rebuilding the economy. Flanking Obama are farm owner Morgan Hoenig (R) and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.      REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque </p>

President Barack Obama tours an organic farm in Mount Pleasant Iowa April 27, 2010. Obama's three-state trip in the latest segment of his "White House to Main Street" tour to discuss ideas for rebuilding the economy. Flanking Obama are farm owner...more

President Barack Obama tours an organic farm in Mount Pleasant Iowa April 27, 2010. Obama's three-state trip in the latest segment of his "White House to Main Street" tour to discuss ideas for rebuilding the economy. Flanking Obama are farm owner Morgan Hoenig (R) and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>President Barack Obama greets patrons at a restaurant in Mount Pleasant, Iowa April 27, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  </p>

President Barack Obama greets patrons at a restaurant in Mount Pleasant, Iowa April 27, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Barack Obama greets patrons at a restaurant in Mount Pleasant, Iowa April 27, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>President Barack Obama (2nd L) inspects a wind turbine blade at the Siemens Wind Turbine Blade Manufacturing Plant in Fort Madison, Iowa April 27, 2010.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque </p>

President Barack Obama (2nd L) inspects a wind turbine blade at the Siemens Wind Turbine Blade Manufacturing Plant in Fort Madison, Iowa April 27, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Barack Obama (2nd L) inspects a wind turbine blade at the Siemens Wind Turbine Blade Manufacturing Plant in Fort Madison, Iowa April 27, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>President Barack Obama tours an organic farm in Mount Pleasant Iowa April 27, 2010. Flanking Obama are farm owner Morgan Hoenig (L) and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.      REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  </p>

President Barack Obama tours an organic farm in Mount Pleasant Iowa April 27, 2010. Flanking Obama are farm owner Morgan Hoenig (L) and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Barack Obama tours an organic farm in Mount Pleasant Iowa April 27, 2010. Flanking Obama are farm owner Morgan Hoenig (L) and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>President Barack Obama is greeted as he tours an organic farm in Mount Pleasant, Iowa April 27, 2010.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  </p>

President Barack Obama is greeted as he tours an organic farm in Mount Pleasant, Iowa April 27, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Barack Obama is greeted as he tours an organic farm in Mount Pleasant, Iowa April 27, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>President Barack Obama (C) speaks to workers at the Siemens Wind Turbine Blade Manufacturing Plant in Fort Madison, Iowa April 27, 2010.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  </p>

President Barack Obama (C) speaks to workers at the Siemens Wind Turbine Blade Manufacturing Plant in Fort Madison, Iowa April 27, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Barack Obama (C) speaks to workers at the Siemens Wind Turbine Blade Manufacturing Plant in Fort Madison, Iowa April 27, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>President Barack Obama waves as he arrives to speak at a town hall meeting in Ottumwa, Iowa April 27, 2010.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque </p>

President Barack Obama waves as he arrives to speak at a town hall meeting in Ottumwa, Iowa April 27, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Barack Obama waves as he arrives to speak at a town hall meeting in Ottumwa, Iowa April 27, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>President Barack Obama takes a question during a town hall meeting in Ottumwa, Iowa April 27, 2010.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  </p>

President Barack Obama takes a question during a town hall meeting in Ottumwa, Iowa April 27, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Barack Obama takes a question during a town hall meeting in Ottumwa, Iowa April 27, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>President Barack Obama (L-R) tours POET Biorefining with POET General Manager Steve Burnett and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack in Macon, Missouri April 28, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque </p>

President Barack Obama (L-R) tours POET Biorefining with POET General Manager Steve Burnett and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack in Macon, Missouri April 28, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Barack Obama (L-R) tours POET Biorefining with POET General Manager Steve Burnett and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack in Macon, Missouri April 28, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>A photo of former U.S President Ronald Reagan hangs on a wall as President Barack Obama tours POET Biorefining in Macon, Missouri April 28, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque </p>

A photo of former U.S President Ronald Reagan hangs on a wall as President Barack Obama tours POET Biorefining in Macon, Missouri April 28, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A photo of former U.S President Ronald Reagan hangs on a wall as President Barack Obama tours POET Biorefining in Macon, Missouri April 28, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>President Barack Obama (L) sits with diners at Peggy Sue's Cafe in Monroe City, Missouri April 28, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque </p>

President Barack Obama (L) sits with diners at Peggy Sue's Cafe in Monroe City, Missouri April 28, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Barack Obama (L) sits with diners at Peggy Sue's Cafe in Monroe City, Missouri April 28, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>President Barack Obama (C) greets locals in Monroe City, Missouri April 28, 2010.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque </p>

President Barack Obama (C) greets locals in Monroe City, Missouri April 28, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Barack Obama (C) greets locals in Monroe City, Missouri April 28, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>President Barack Obama (L) listens to Lowell Schachtsiek as they tour his farm in Palmyra, Missouri April 28, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque </p>

President Barack Obama (L) listens to Lowell Schachtsiek as they tour his farm in Palmyra, Missouri April 28, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Barack Obama (L) listens to Lowell Schachtsiek as they tour his farm in Palmyra, Missouri April 28, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>President Barack Obama (C) sits at the kitchen table with the family of Lowell Schachtsiek during a visit to their farm in Palmyra, Missouri April 28, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque </p>

President Barack Obama (C) sits at the kitchen table with the family of Lowell Schachtsiek during a visit to their farm in Palmyra, Missouri April 28, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Barack Obama (C) sits at the kitchen table with the family of Lowell Schachtsiek during a visit to their farm in Palmyra, Missouri April 28, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>President Barack Obama looks up as he tours the farm of Lowell Schachtsiek (R) in Palmyra, Missouri April 28, 2010. At left is Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  </p>

President Barack Obama looks up as he tours the farm of Lowell Schachtsiek (R) in Palmyra, Missouri April 28, 2010. At left is Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Barack Obama looks up as he tours the farm of Lowell Schachtsiek (R) in Palmyra, Missouri April 28, 2010. At left is Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>President Barack Obama speaks about Wall Street reform during a visit to Quincy, Illinois April 28, 2010. 
    REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  </p>

President Barack Obama speaks about Wall Street reform during a visit to Quincy, Illinois April 28, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Barack Obama speaks about Wall Street reform during a visit to Quincy, Illinois April 28, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>President Barack Obama speaks about Wall Street reform during a visit to Quincy, Illinois April 28, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque </p>

President Barack Obama speaks about Wall Street reform during a visit to Quincy, Illinois April 28, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Barack Obama speaks about Wall Street reform during a visit to Quincy, Illinois April 28, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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<p>President Barack Obama stops to have his picture taken with a supporter after speaking about Wall Street reform during a visit to Quincy, Illinois April 28, 2010.     REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  </p>

President Barack Obama stops to have his picture taken with a supporter after speaking about Wall Street reform during a visit to Quincy, Illinois April 28, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Barack Obama stops to have his picture taken with a supporter after speaking about Wall Street reform during a visit to Quincy, Illinois April 28, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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