US President Barack Obama speaks about his administration's drone and counterterrorism policies, as well as the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, at the National Defense University in Washington, DC, May 23, 2013.
And it gained a ground swell of support on both sides because Governor Romney and Obama were pushing for it.
In a dramatic departure from existing White House procedures, President Obama requested today that his staff start cc’ing him on stuff.More quotes »
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