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Obama pitches U.S. tourism

Cooperstown Invoking America’s pastime throughout his speech, President Barack Obama pitched tourism as a way to boost the economy and create jobs during Thursday’s visit to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Obama called for America to welcome more foreign tourists and held up attractions like the Hall of Fame as “an engine of the economy.” “When it comes to tourism, the good news is we’ve got a good product to sell,” Obama said to 120 invited guests in the iconic Plaque Gallery. Obama also was a tourist himself, walking through the Hall of Fame to see artifacts including Babe Ruth’s bat and President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Green Light Letter, which declared that baseball…