US President Barack Obama made a stop in downtown Orlando Tuesday evening — to have a beer at an Irish pub right across from Vain Orlando, a bar popular with UCF students.

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Obama had a drink of Guinness with Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and unemployed construction workers at the Harp and Celt Irish pub on Magnolia.

Obama has beer in Orlando
Obama was pushing his “jobs plan” while stopping to meet with the unemployed construction workers, saying they are a reason it should be passed and that it would help the economy. Republicans killed the jobs plan around the same time tonight, saying it would amount to a tax increase that would hurt the economy.

A Republican primary debate was also held tonight. Check back to stay up to date on the race for the White House in 2012.