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MUSCATINE - Police warned Kristy Reiser about traffic in front of her house on 2nd Street in Muscatine: “They told me that it would be closed from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. That’s it.” That was Tuesday, and Reiser probably didn't mind. After all, it's not everyday that the vice president of the People's Republic of China comes to your neighbohood. The next day, Reiser seemed clearly amused, because the view from her porch looked like a bad day outside the United Nations, only with heckling from Tea Party members added to the mix. China’s vice president and the likely next president Xi Jinping (pronounced: she-jin-ping) was in town after spending Valentine’s Day in Washington, D.C.. in lengthy discussions with President Barack Obama about economic and military relationships with China.
ByEmily Hoerner, Jonathan Stefonek, and Guannan Huang |
President Obama visits Aloca in Davenport, a manufacturing plant, as part of his Advanced Manufacturing Partnership tour throughout the United States. He encouraged further development in advanced manufacturing technology at the event.
Take an in-depth look at former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, the most recent addition to the republican presidential nomination race. Nicknamed T-Paw by his supporters, has spent considerable time in the Hawkeye state.