President Barack Obama was expected to arrive in Oregon just after 10 a.m. this morning to tour Intel and advocate for National Investment in Education. Obama wants to spend more on education despite his call for a five-year freeze on other government spending. He says an educated work force will attract jobs and help the U.S. compete with the rest of the world. The budget proposal he unveiled this week seeks $13 billion more for education. Political analysts say his visit to politically friendly areas on the West Coast is partly designed to spotlight his focus on education and prod Republicans to support the higher spending. Republicans are pursuing steep spending cuts instead.