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President Obama to visit UNLV next week, officials confirm

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President Barack Obama greets people after arriving at McCarran Airport in Las Vegas on Wednesday, March 21, 2012.

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President Barack Obama will visit UNLV next week, according to university and White House officials.

Obama is expected to be on campus June 7 for an "official event," a White House official said Wednesday. Other details of Obama's trip have not been released and it was not known if the event would be open to the public.

The last time the president was at the university was in July 2010, when he made a campaign stop for U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, who was facing a difficult midterm re-election fight.

This will be the third trip to the Las Vegas Valley this year for Obama, who is running for re-election this fall. Obama made an overnight visit in January and made a midday stopover in March. On both of those trips, the president promoted his administration’s energy policies.

Earlier this month, first lady Michelle Obama was in Las Vegas for a campaign fundraiser.

It was not immediately known what the focus of next week’s presidential visit would be.

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, was in Las Vegas on Tuesday for a fundraiser and campaign stop.

Nevada is seen as one of the so-called "swing states" that are seen as key to winning the White House in November.

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  1. We don't want him or his entourage here, its costs us money and he takes away from our economy. In other words, he's poison and not welcomed here. He needs to go to California where liberals flourish and where he'd be appreciated.

  2. Mr. Wiggin,

    You should learn to use "I" instead of "We" in your posts.

    You don't speak for everyone in this valley.

  3. Alright!!!

    Welcome back, Mr. President.

    Heretic...Wiggins...
    you mad, bro???

  4. Of course President Obama is welcome to Las Vegas.

    Don't pay attention to the usual crowd of haters that populate the LV Sun website.

    One thing that will be certain is that Krolicki and Sandoval will trip over themselves to go suck up to Trump and Romney, but when President Obama comes to Las Vegas, they run and hide like jackals.

    But then what do you expect from birthers?

    Sorry, can't help drawing the parallel. It's guilt by association. Trump, Romney, Sandoval and Krolicki. All together. That makes all of them idiots birthers.

    Anyways, Sandoval and Krolicki don't particpate in anything dealing with America. They won't even greet President Obama at the airport.

    In her defense, and I absolutely detest her, Governor Brewer of Arizona, even though she played a horse's butt when she did it, she met President Obama at the airport in Phoenix.

    Do you think either Sandoval or Krolicki will?

    No.

    They'd rather suck up to Trump and his lacky, the spineless Romney.

    Shows the serious priorities of our stupid government here in Nevada.

    Obama/Biden 2012! AND a Democratic Party majority in both the Senate and the House.

  5. Hi vegaslee,
    As far as I can tell Tim Wiggins barely speaks for himself and maybe a handful of the more delusional right wing posters. Delusions of grandeur?

  6. When Obama said not to spend money in Las Vegas, he was NOT putting Vegas down. We need to understand the message.

    He was simply saying that people should be responsible with their finances. We know how we Americans spend more than we can afford. That is why we have this mess we are in now.

    It's amazing how we can twists other people's words to serve our own purpose.

    I think we need to grow up.

  7. Did anyone notice that Mitt Romney could not fill a room with more than a few hundred "supporters" even with Donald Trump promoting the event?

    While President Obama garners THOUSANDS of supporters at his events?

    BTW: Romney wins the Texas Republican Primary and Ron Paul and his little revolution is over - LOL!

  8. Exactly Chuck. I am a teacher and I KNOW that words have meaning. We interpret what we hear based on our own frame of reference and nobody can change that.

    My understanding of words is a little bit broader than most.

    Thank you for pointing that out.

  9. Shaffer, I speak clear for myself; we as in 70% of America can't stand your leader or anything else that has the word or meaning of a liberal in it.

    Let there be no misunderstandings, the liberal breed under Obama has flourished and Americans are going to rise to the occasion and boot him and his kind out of office. He and his kind aren't welcomed in Nevada on my dime, I'm sick and tired of money I pay in taxes being used where it shouldn't be, liberals.

    But not for liberals and their sick minds and their lazy pathetic ways, America wouldn't be so screwed up and we surely wouldn't be in the mess we're in now.