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Obama making return trip to Las Vegas next week


Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

President Barack Obama speaks at his ceremonial swearing-in at the U.S. Capitol during the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013.

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President Barack Obama makes a toast during a luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, following his ceremonial swearing-in during the 57th Presidential Inauguration. from left are, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., Vice President Joe Biden, Jill Biden, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., chairman of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies first lady Michelle Obama and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio. Launch slideshow »

President Barack Obama will be coming to Las Vegas on Tuesday, according to the White House.

No details about the purpose of the visit — or whether Vegas would be the only stop on his itinerary — were immediately available.

But the president has spent the first days of his second term promoting his agenda for the next four years.

Immigration and clean energy are two issues of interest in Nevada that Democrats heavily campaigned on in the last election. Those issues and gun control are matters to which the president has given the most attention in the new year.

Obama visited Nevada 10 times during the 2012 election. Vice President Joe Biden and First Lady Michelle Obama also campaigned here.

Obama won Nevada, beating Republican challenger Mitt Romney by almost seven points in November. The trip is the first of his second term, which officially began on Jan. 20.

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