Winston-Salem, N.C. (AP) - President Barack Obama is calling for new investments in education and innovation, a glimpse at a 2011 agenda designed to place the U.S. in a better competitive position in the world.
Obama was scheduled to speak at a community college here where he also planned to press Congress to extend Bush-era tax rates and jobless benefits.
The president's trip to
A White House official says Obama will renew his opposition Monday to any upper-income tax-cut extension unless unemployment benefits also are extended. The official spoke on condition of anonymity ahead of Obama's remarks.
Obama's call for investments in education and innovation to boost
"This is a framing speech to talk about what we should be focused on for the next year,"
He offered no specific examples of the initiatives Obama might promote, but said the president would offer no details in his community college speech.