Barack Obama

Barack Obama to Go Look at Things, Talk in Missouri While Washington Embroiled in Budget Debate

Visiting a factory in Liberty, Missouri, will address how he's better than Republicans


President Barack Obama will try to put some distance between himself and a battle with Republicans over government spending on Friday, touring a Ford plant in Missouri while the House of Representatives votes on a short-term budget bill.

The Republican-led House is expected to pass a bill that would avert a government shutdown on October 1, but would also gut Obama's signature healthcare law—the latest in a long series of fiscal fights between Obama and the Republicans.