5/11/2012 12:05:20 PM

Times Union: Obama hits Congress, lauds region

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ALBANY — Instead of a new initiative or a dose of fresh funding, President Barack Obama used his third trip to the Capital Region to offer a "to do list" for Congress that included tax incentives and action to prevent student loan interest rates from doubling.

The Democratic President took the stage Tuesday in a half-finished clean room at the University at Albany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering to offer his election-year vision of the future.

"Now I want what's happening in Albany to happen all across the country — places like Cleveland and Pittsburgh and Raleigh," Obama said. "I want to create more opportunities for hardworking Americans to start making things again, and selling them all over the world stamped with those proud words: Made in America. That's the goal."

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