President Obama In Omaha

January 13, 2016 - 8:00pm

Wednesday, 1/13/16 7:45 p.m.

President Obama followed up Tuesday's State of the Union address with a speech in Omaha Wednesday.  In his speech at Baxter Arena on the University of Nebraska at Omaha campus, he emphasized unity and American strength, reinforcing several State of the Union topics with a local focus.

 

Wednesday, 1/13/16 3:15 p.m.

Crowds formed early Wednesday at Baxter Arena as thousands wait to see the president.


Tuesday, 1/12/16 3:00 p.m. CT

President Obama travels to Omaha Wednesday to deliver remarks following Tuesday's State of the Union address.  

Obama delivers the speech Tuesday night at the U.S. Capitol, and a trip the following day is tradition.

Obama is expected to talk in Omaha, and again on Thursday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, about progress under his leadership, as well as an agenda for his remaining year — and the years to come — to keep it going.

The White House notes that unemployment in both Nebraska and Louisiana has fallen significantly since the height of the Great Recession.  

Obama will speak at Baxter Arena at the University of Nebraska Omaha.  Doors open at 1:00 p.m. CT.  Tickets were handed out previously for the event.  

Follow President Obama's visit to Omaha throughout the day Wednesday on the NET Nebraska News Facebook and Twitter accounts.  You can watch the president's speech live Wednesday afternoon on NET World Television and a live stream on the NET website.  You can also listen to live coverage of the speech on NET Radio.  

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