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    After SOTU, Obama Heads to Nebraska, Louisiana
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    President Barack Obama waves goodbye after giving his final State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. Vice President Joe Biden applauds, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. is at right.

    President Barack Obama is hitting the road after his final State of the Union address.

    Obama was visiting Omaha, Nebraska, on Wednesday, and following with an appearance Thursday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

    He's expected at both stops to tout progress under his leadership and goals for his final year in office.

    The White House notes that unemployment in the pair of Republican-leaning states has fallen significantly since Obama took office. More than 2.5 million Nebraska and Louisiana residents have also gained coverage under his health care law.

    Obama wants more states to take advantage of the law and expand Medicaid to cover more people.

    Louisiana's new Democratic governor started that process this week. Nebraska lawmakers are expected to reconsider Medicaid legislation this year.