Washington (CNN) – Continuing a presidential tradition of traveling to the heartland of America after delivering his State of the Union address, President Obama will fly to Manitowoc, WI on Wednesday January 26. Presidents have historically visited politically important states following the annual speech in order to highlight themes and programs outlined in the address.
Manitowoc, WI is located on Lake Michigan ninety minutes drive north of Milwaukee. The mayor Justin Nickels is a mere 24 years old. He was 22 when elected to the post.
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STRASBOURG, France (CNN) – Protesters in Strasbourg, France, forced a last-minute detour for First Lady Michelle Obama Saturday.
She and spouses of other leaders attending the NATO summit there had planned to tour a hospital. But protests blocked the way to the event, the first lady’s office said, prompting the visit to be scrapped.
Instead, France’s first lady, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, met Mrs. Obama and the other spouses for a tour of the Palais Rohan. They then resumed their planned schedule with a visit to Strasbourg’s Cathedral of Notre-Dame.