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Obama Freeway Coming Soon?

Calif. state senator sure hopes so
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 23, 2016 12:17 PM CST
Obama Freeway Coming Soon?
President Barack Obama at the 102nd Abraham Lincoln Association banquet in Springfield, Ill., in 2009.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

(Newser) – Barack Obama may soon have more in common with Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln than his soon-to-be former residence. If Resolution SCR8 is passed by the California Senate and Assembly, Obama—like his aforementioned predecessors—will have a road named after him in Los Angeles, specifically a section of the 134 Freeway close to Occidental College, which Obama attended from 1979 to 1981, reports the Los Angeles Times.

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State Sen. Anthony Portantino, the brains behind the "President Barack H. Obama Freeway," justified the move like so, per the San Gabriel Valley Tribune: "For his contributions as a community activist, constitutional scholar, US senator, and president, it is only fitting to honor our 44th President by naming a part of a freeway he most certainly used while living in the area." (Read more Barack Obama stories.)

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