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Romney to Receive Intelligence Briefings

Scott Olson/Getty Images(MUTTONTOWN, N.Y.) -- Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, will start receiving intelligence briefings next week, the campaign said Thursday night.

“For the last several weeks, the Romney campaign has been in touch with the intelligence community to arrange intelligence briefings for Gov. Romney and Rep. Ryan, consistent with tradition,” Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul said. “They will begin next week and, beyond that, we will have no further comment.”

The announcement comes after Romney officials said Wednesday that the candidate had not received intelligence briefings.

Romney has condemned the Obama administration’s handling of the Libya crisis, but he too has been criticized for issuing a statement on the incident before the White House and before all the details were known.

Romney has maintained that it is never “too early” to condemn attacks like those in Libya that left four Americans dead this week.

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Obama Brings Manufacturing Pitch to Arizona

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(CHANDLER, Ariz.) -- Taking the stage in his second event of the day, President Obama seemed to bask in the glow of being back on the road as he courted voters in Arizona, a state he hopes to turn blue come November.

“You can’t have better weather than this, can’t do it,” the president, having removed his jacket, told workers gathered outside at an Intel chip manufacturing plant that is under construction.

The president called the plant “an example of an America that is within our reach.”

It will be “a factory so big, I’m told that right there is the world’s largest land-based crane,” the president said, with the massive crane looming in the background.

“I decided I had to check this out for myself -- because, honestly, first of all, who wants to miss out a chance to see the crane? That thing is huge,” Obama said, prompting laughs from the crowd.

As he did in his earlier speech in Iowa, the president repeated the themes of Tuesday night’s State of the Union address.

“Our economy is getting stronger and we’ve come too far to turn back now. After all that’s happened, there are folks in Washington who want to do that, who want to turn back,” he said. “They want to go back to the very same policies that got us into this mess -- same policies that have stacked the deck against middle-class Americans for too many years, a philosophy that says we’re better off if everybody is just fending for themselves and everybody can play by their own rules....I’m here to say they’re wrong.”

The president said he was happy to see Rep. Gabby Giffords, D-Ariz., at the State of the Union address Tuesday night.

“I was able to give her a big hug and just tell her we could not be more happy to see her,” he said. “She just looked gorgeous last night. She’s been an inspiration.”

Giffords retired from Congress Wednesday to focus on her recovery after she was shot in the head at a meet-and-greet event last year in Tucson, Ariz.

“Michelle and I are going to be thinking of her as she continues her recovery here in Arizona,” Obama said. “And she loves this state and she loves all of you. So it was wonderful to see her.”

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Obama's Weekly Address: 'The Lesson on Display at Intel'

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- After his two-day swing to the West Coast where he dined with business leaders and toured Intel President Obama says that the nation needs to create the next Intel, the next Google and the next Microsoft.
“If we want to win the global competition for new jobs and industries, we’ve got to win the global competition to educate our people,” President Obama says in his weekly address. “We’ve got to have the best trained, best skilled workforce in the world.  That’s how we’ll ensure that the next Intel, the next Google, or the next Microsoft is created in America, and hires American workers. “
The message is one that the president not only carried with him to the West Coast but one he’s been hammering home since the State of the Union address at the end of January. Taped from inside Intel after a tour the president uses his weekly address to hold up Intel as an example of a company that competes even as global competition has intensified over the years.
“Companies like Intel are proving that we can compete -- that instead of just being a nation that buys what’s made overseas, we can make things in America and sell them around the globe,” Obama says, “  Winning this competition depends on the ingenuity and creativity of our private sector -- which was on display in my visit today.  But it’s also going to depend on what we do as a nation to make America the best place on earth to do business. “
Next week President Obama will travel to Cleveland, Ohio to hold a jobs forum with local businesses “to get ideas about what we can do to help their companies grow and create jobs.”

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