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Obama plans several escapes from Washington next week

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After taking his first flight as President on Air Force One last night, Barack Obama will be making heavy use of the big blue jet next week, flying out of Washington four out of five days.

When asked whether the President found the White House confining, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told Friday’s press briefing, “he is a bit of a restless soul.”

Travel for a "restless soul"

The President will make day trips Monday and Tuesday of next week to conduct town hall meetings selling his economic stimulus program. On Monday, he will travel to Elkhart, Indiana where in the past year the unemployment rate has jumped from 4.7 percent to 15.3 percent, Mr. Gibbs said.
Then on Tuesday, Mr Obama will fly to Fort Myers, Florida where the jobless rate has risen from 6 percent a year ago to 10 percent now.

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