MILWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) - President Barack Obama was back in Milwaukee for Labor Day, where he spoke of economic opportunity at LaborFest 2014.
Obama touched on topics of equal pay for women and a higher minimum wage. He says, "I'm not asking for the moon, I just want a good deal for American workers."
Obama arrived at the airport Monday at 1 p.m. He was greeted by Gov. Scott Walker, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and others.
Obama recalled visiting LaborFest as a candidate in 2008. He also remembered visiting Wisconsin Dells with his wife and two daughters.
In a 30-minute speech, Obama urged the crowd of about 6,000 not to grow frustrated with Republican obstructionism in Congress. He counseled them to be persistent, saying that's the same strategy he used to get Michelle to marry him.
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