Obama opens road trip in Nebraska • omaha, neb.» President Obama and his Cabinet members fanned out across the country Wednesday, hoping to drive home the key messages in the president’s State of the Union address in a series of living-room and town-hall meetings.
Obama traveled to Omaha, where he met with Lisa and Jeff Martin and their family. Lisa, an English teacher, had written to the president as a new mother about her worries for her newborn son Cooper in the face of climate change.
Afterward, Martin introduced Obama as he delivered a speech at the University of Nebraska’s jam-packed Baxter Arena.
Cruz to amend reports, include 2012 loan • Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz said he’ll amend finance reports from his successful 2012 Texas Senate bid, if necessary, to show he used loans to cover campaign costs.
Cruz made the comments Wednesday after a New York Times report said he and his wife, Heidi, obtained low-interest loans from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Citigroup Inc. in the first half of 2012. The funds totaled as much as $750,000 and increased to a maximum of $1 million, according to The Times, and weren’t disclosed in campaign finance reports at the time. Heidi Cruz is on leave from her job as a managing director at Goldman Sachs. Denver Post wire services