Obama rips GOP in election-year economic salvo - Article Photos 2/5

President Barack Obama greets a small child on the sidewalk outside of Matt's Bar in Minneapolis, Thursday, June 26, 2014, after having lunch with Rebekah Erler. Obama traveled to Minnesota to begin a two-day trip, where he plans to put a human face on the economic policies he and Democrats are championing, and met with Erler, who wrote the White House about her struggles to make ends meet. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)