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Why Obama is following Teddy Roosevelt to Kansas

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President Obama is in Kansas on Tuesday--the state where his mother was born--to pitch his jobs and economy plans and to echo Teddy Roosevelt's call for a square deal.

He will also push Republicans to confirm Richard Cordray as chief of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau--the agency founded with the help of Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic who is running for a Massachusetts Senate seat.

Republicans did not like Warren, don't like the agency and don't want Cordray unless the agency's power is diluted.

Real Clear Politics White House correspondent Alexis Simendinger has a complete over-view story on Obama, Teddy Roosevelt and his populist message.

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