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Obama Gives Boehner Shout-Out in SOTU


Urging Congress to pass legislation to create more opportunity for Americans, President Obama cited his background and John Boehner’s to illustrate the point, drawing a thumbs-up from the speaker of the House.

[Americans] believe, and I believe, that here in America, our success should depend not on accident of birth, but the strength of our work ethic and the scope of our dreams. That’s what drew our forebears here,” he said. ”It’s how the daughter of a factory worker is CEO of America’s largest automaker; how the son of a barkeeper is Speaker of the House; how the son of a single mom can be President of the greatest nation on Earth.


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