President set to tout innovation and jobs

Monday - 9/21/2009, 9:31am EDT

Mark Smith

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President Barack Obama, squeezing in an eleventh-hour pitch for his domestic agenda, is promoting his administration's promises of innovation at a New York community college before weeklong meetings on international priorities. He will point to more than $100 billion in economic stimulus dollars that Congress approved earlier this year to look for breakthroughs in areas as diverse as health, energy and information technology and to his spending priorities, which included the largest increase in basic research in history. Associated Press White House Correspondent Mark Smith is following President Obama, and he joins us with a preview of the speech.