Why Is President Obama Spending So Much Time In Alaska?
The president's trip to Alaska is scheduled to be his longest so far this year. So what's the big deal? It's about Alaska's geography and politics.By Sebastian Martinez | September 1, 2015
By the end of President Obama's scheduled tour of Alaska, he will have spent more than three days in the state. That might not seem like much, but it could be his longest presidential visit so far this year. So what makes Alaska so special? (Video via KTVA)
In short: its geography and its politics.
Way up at the top of North America, Alaska is the only U.S. state in the Arctic Circle, which brings its own challenges.