Obama takes US economic bright spell on the road

US President Barack Obama waves from Air Force One prior to departing from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, January 7, 2015Riding high on a stronger economy, President Barack Obama is setting out on a US tour to highlight the improved numbers, with hopes that his approval rating follows suit. A newly elected Congress led by Obama’s Republican opponents and forthcoming 2016 elections mean a combative year lies ahead where hot-button topics such as energy and health care are concerned. We are better off,” Obama said at a year-end press conference, before leaving for vacation in Hawaii.

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