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Obama agenda: "I'm in Miami…"

“President Obama turns back to the economy Friday during a visit to a pivotal political state, Florida,” USA Today notes. “The president plans to stress road and bridge construction during remarks at the port in Miami, where he will also tour a new tunnel project.”

The trip isn’t without controversy. The Miami Herald: President Barack Obama will use the construction cranes and cargo containers at PortMiami as a backdrop Friday to speak about boosting the economy through investments in ports, roads and bridges. But as the seaport dusted off its welcome mat Thursday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott had a less inviting message for the president: Bring your checkbook. The state kicked in $77 million two years ago to fund the port’s $180-million ‘deep dredge’ project, which will allow Miami to accommodate larger cargo ships and create more than 30,000 new jobs. Now Florida wants its money back.”

Said Scott: “We’re certainly glad President Obama is coming to the port of Miami tomorrow, but he’s late to the party. … “We could not wait for the federal government to come to the table with their share of the project.”

USA Today: “Standing among a group of mothers who have lost children to gun violence, President Obama on Thursday attempted to increase pressure on Congress to pass a package of gun-control bills.”

USA Today: “North Korean leader Kim Jong Un warned Friday that his rocket forces were ready ‘to settle accounts with the U.S.,’ unleashing a new round of bellicose rhetoric after U.S. nuclear-capable B-2 bombers dropped dummy munitions in joint military drills with South Korea.” And: “North Korea's provocative and ‘bellicose’ actions in recent weeks must be taken seriously, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday.”