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Summary of President Obama’s Press Conference Today

You can read the full transcript here, or my summary below:

Syria chemical weapon use? What red line?

Benghazi witnesses want to testify but are blocked? No idea what you’re talking about.

Did the CIA, FBI, DHS, etc. do everything they could to stop Boston? Hey, guys, this is “hard stuff.”

Has Russian been helpful? Yes! I even talked to President Putin. 

The hunger strike at Guantanamo? I want to close that place so blame Congress. 

Max Baucus says Obamacare is a “train wreck.” Agree? Hey, big things are hard to implement. And, “. . .for the 85 to 90 percent of Americans who already have health insurance, this thing’s already happened, and their only impact is that their insurance is stronger, better, more secure than it was before. Full stop. That’s it. Now they don’t have to worry about anything else.”


Gang of Eight? Let me be clear, any immigration-reform must make the border safer.

Security cooperation with Mexico? Well, um, we’re not really sure yet so ask me again once I take my trip to Mexico.

Jason Collins? It’s great that he can be who he really is and “can bang with Shaq.”



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