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Obama back in Ind. pushing a broader agenda

President Barack Obama was in Elkhart, Ind., on Monday, drumming up support for a stimulus package set to top $820 billion. The city of about 52,000 in America’s heartland seems a rather random choice for campaigning, but it wasn’t Obama’s first visit there.

He swung by the city six months ago as a presidential candidate to promote a more specific agenda — energy. “We can save $130 billion on our energy bills just by taking some basic energy-efficient steps,” Obama told Elkhart in August of 2008. A lot has changed since then ...

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