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Tuesday, August 16, 2011 - 3:52pm

President Obama's bus tour of the Midwest continues; GOP contenders spread out across the map.

President Obama was in Iowa Tuesday on his campaign-style swing through the midwest, the state that put him on the path to the White House in 2008.

It's the same path Rick Perry hopes he's on for 2012.

The Texas governor was in iowa as well, targeting Barack Obama.

Perry brags about his jobs record.

Texas unemployment is a point lower than the us average.

Oil companies are profitable and tax revenue has not dropped in Texas.

Still, almost all of new Texas jobs are government jobs.

Some call perry reckless.

He's standing by this charge against the Federal Reserve.

"Printing more money to play politics at this particular time in American history is almost
treacherous, or treasonous, in my opinion," he told supporters.

Mitt Romney was in New Hampshire, and also talking jobs.

"I spent 25 years in business," he said, "and in that process I was part of helping to create jobs - I'd like to do that for the nation," Romney said.

In South Carolina, Michele Bachmann joked her jobs plan is to replace President Obama.

She also noted the date.

"Let's all say happy birthday to Elvis Presley today! Happy birthday!!!" she yelled to a cheering crowd.

Tuesday was not Presley's birthday.

Elvis, a Bachmann favorite, died on this date.
 

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