Obama Heads to MI for ‘Cliff’ Rally

    ADVANCE FOR SUNDAY, AUG. 19 ANF THEREAFTER / FILE - In this July 14, 2012, file photo, President Barack Obama holds a campaign rally in a downpour at the historic Walkerton Tavern & Gardens in Glen Allen, Va.  Nearly four years after Barack Obama was elected to the most powerful office in the most powerful country in the world, the question remains: Who is he?  This is a man who seemed to come out of nowhere. He had served seven years in the Illinois state Senate, and less than four years in the U.S. Senate _ a meager political resume, augmented by a stirring speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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    President Obama will address Michigan autoworkers Monday, imploring them to support his plan to pull the country back from the fiscal cliff. The stop in Redford, Mich., is an attempt by the president to gather popular support behind his plan to deal with the looming combination of spending cuts and tax increases. A main sticking point in negotiations with Republican lawmakers so far has been the president’s request to make the top 2 percent of America’s wealthy pay more into the public coffers.

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