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Crowd roars as Obama delivers speech at FAU

BOCA RATON, FL (WFLX) - President Barack Obama spoke to a crowd of more than 3,000 people Tuesday at Florida Atlantic University.

Obama landed at Palm Beach International Airport around 11:40 a.m. He then attended a high-dollar fundraiser in Palm Beach Gardens as his campaign prepares for a challenge from the presumptive Republican presidential nominee and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney.

President Obama's FAU speech, which started around 2:50 p.m., focused on economic fairness and the so-called Buffett Rule, an economic principle which would require the wealthiest Americans -- those who earn more than $1 million annually -- to pay no less than 30 percent of their income in taxes.

Political analysts said the purpose of the speech was two-fold: to put pressure on Congressional Republicans as Democrats introduce tax reform legislation, and draw attention to the income tax Romney paid in 2010 -- approximately 13.9 percent on $21.7 million.

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