Iowa City first stop on Obama healthcare blitz

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Iowa City first stop on Obama healthcare blitz

WASHINGTON, March 25 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama was to travel to Iowa on Thursday for his first big speech touting healthcare reform since signing the most sweeping new U.S. social policy in decades into law.

Taking his public relations blitz outside of Washington as he seeks to overcome public doubts and stiff Republican opposition, the president was scheduled to make an afternoon speech at the University of Iowa Field House in Iowa City.

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