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Obama cancels visit to Indiana factory

April 7, 2011

President Barack Obama has canceled his trip to Indiana.

The White House announced Thursday night that Obama had postponed a scheduled trip to Indianapolis for Friday morning. The news came after Obama and congressional leaders failed to reach agreement on a compromise to cut spending and head off a midnight Friday government shutdown.

Obama was scheduled to visit Allison Transmission, a supplier plant that makes transmission systems for hybrid vehicles. The president's last stop in Indiana was a November visit to a Chrysler transmission plant in Kokomo, where he and Vice President Joe Biden lauded the factory as proof that the federal bailout of struggling U.S. automakers succeeded.

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