Obama travels to Philadelphia, New York next week

U.S. President Barack Obama pauses during a statement on the ongoing developments in Libya in Brasilia, Brazil, Saturday, March 19, 2011. Obama authorized limited military action against Libya Saturday. "This is not an outcome US or any of our partners sought," he said. "We cannot stand idly by when a tyrant tells his people there will be no mercy." (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

April 1, 2011 2:52:22 PM PDT
The White House says President Barack Obama will travel to Philadelphia and New York next week to continue pressing his energy policies and to attend an annual meeting of a civil rights group headed by activist Al Sharpton.