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President Obama In Texas Thursday

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    President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk off Air Force One at Dallas Love Field, Wednesday, April 24, 2013, in Dallas. The President will be in attendance Thursday at the George W. Bush presidential library dedication. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    The White House says President Barack Obama's trip to Austin, Texas, on Thursday will kick off a series of day trips aimed at highlighting his proposals on jobs and the economy.

    While in Texas, Obama will visit a technical high school and meet with entrepreneurs. He'll also drop in on a tech company and talk with blue-collar workers.

    The trip shows Obama wants to keep Americans focused on his economic proposals even while Congress is busy with an immigration overhaul and confirmation for Obama's second-term Cabinet nominees.

    The White House says Obama will travel every few weeks and will emphasize his State of the Union proposals to expand pre-kindergarten and raise the minimum wage.