This week, President Obama stood by his commitment to take American troops out of Iraq in the next two years. His comments came during a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki at the White House on Tuesday. The president also said he plans to redirect government spending away from large financial companies and toward small businesses. The new spending plan is intended to provide relief to struggling small businesses by freeing up credit and increasing caps on existing loans. On Wednesday, it was all about hula hoops and healthy foods at the White House. Michelle Obama hosted a “healthy kids fair” on the South Lawn where she encouraged dozens of area children to eat better and get more physical activity.

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