WH: Terror probe won't disrupt Obama's travel

AP News
Posted: Oct 29, 2010 5:04 PM
WH: Terror probe won't disrupt Obama's travel

The White House says President Barack Obama's weekend travel plans to campaign ahead of the midterm elections will not be affected by a terror probe on three continents.

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs says the president still plans to visit five states in the next three days. That includes stops in Philadelphia and Chicago, both cities involved in the investigation into suspicious packages sent from to the U.S. from Yemen.

Packages containing explosives in Dubai and England were addressed to Jewish organizations in the Chicago area. A plane was also investigated at Philadelphia's airport because it was believed to contain cargo from Yemen.

Gibbs says that while the president is taking the threat seriously, he doesn't think there's any reason for the public to change their own travel plans.