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Obama: Back in Iowa

The Des Moines Register: “President Barack Obama gave Iowans a heartfelt pitch not to abandon him, asking voters ground down by negative TV ads and cynicism to “cut through the nonsense.” “This was a state that gave me a chance when nobody else would,” Obama said today at a campaign event that was part nostalgia, part pep talk and part rallying cry. The president asked Iowans for understanding, saying there’s a stalemate in Washington right now, but this election can change that. “Ultimately, Cedar Rapids, that’s why I’m running for a second term as president, because I believe we can make progress right now that helps you and your families. That’s what I’m going to be fighting for,” he said.”