The Las Vegas Review-Journal previews Obama's event today in Las Vegas. "The president is scheduled to hold an event touting the effects of the federal stimulus package this morning at Nellis Air Force Base, where he also will tour a solar energy installation."
The Las Vegas Sun, meanwhile, notes that Obama didn't mention the controversy surrounding his remarks back in February that companies receiving taxpayer help shouldn't take trips to Vegas on the public's dime. "President Barack Obama's speech at a Harry Reid fundraiser Tuesday night made no reference whatsoever to the remarks that sent Vegas boosters -- and Mayor Oscar Goodman in particular -- into a fury a few months ago… Local tourism officials and elected leaders, led by Goodman, said that the comments, regardless of context, created the perception among the public that the city was off limits. Notably, they have offered little to no evidence that declining business is related to the president's comments."
They're not the only ones who are unhappy… "Some California Democrats are upset with President Obama for skipping past the state's Central Valley, devastated by foreclosures and high unemployment, as he heads to a $3 million Hollywood fundraiser Wednesday night," The Hill writes. "'He's not showing us any empathy,' said Rep. Jim Costa (D-Calif.), who endorsed Obama over then-Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) in the Democratic primary last May. 'He told us he would visit the heartland of California. He's coming again and he's not doing so.'"