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Obama Giving Patriotism Speech

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Barack Obama is traveling to the aptly named
town of Independence to give speech about patriotism.
The Democratic presidential candidate's campaign says he will
talk about "what patriotism means to him and what it requires of
all Americans who loves this country and want to see it do
The speech in Missouri Monday comes in the run-up to the July 4
holiday and as Obama seeks to reassure voters about his commitment
to the country as well as to counter questions about his
patriotism. He's recently started wearing a flag pin on his lapel.
Obama faced questions about and criticism of his patriotism
during the Democratic nomination fight.
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