Barack Obama

Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is the President-elect of the United States. He is the first African American to be elected President of the United States. Obama was the junior United States Senator from Illinois from 2005 until his resignation on November 16, 2008

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America's strong bonds with Israel are well known - this bond is unbreakable.
There is not a liberal America and a conservative America - there is the United States of America. There is not a black America and a white America and latino America and asian America - there's the United States of America.
What Washington needs is adult supervision.
Yes, we can!
Nothing can stand in the way of the power of millions of voices calling for change...
You know, my faith is one that admits some doubt.
A good GI bill would increase the recruit pool.
America is not - and never will be - at war with Islam. We will, however, relentlessly confront violent extremists.
Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
Democracy demands that the religiously motivated translate their concerns into universal, rather than religion-specific, values.
I don't oppose all wars. What I am opposed to is a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war.
I think when you spread the wealth around it's good for everybody.
I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits - either now or in the future. Period.
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
In the unlikely story that is America, there's never been anything false about hope.
Issues are never simple. One thing I'm proud of is that very rarely will you hear me simplify the issues.
My job is not to represent Washington to you, but to represent you to Washington.
My parents shared not only an improbable love, they shared an abiding faith in the possibilities of this nation. They would give me an African name, Barack, or blessed, believing that in a tolerant America your name is no barrier to success.
Politics didn't lead me to working people. Working people led me into politics.
That was pretty impressive. I got the sucker! (after killing a miserable fly during an interview)
Today we are engaged in a deadly global struggle for those who would intimidate, torture, and murder people for exercising the most basic freedoms. If we are to win this struggle and spread those freedoms, we must keep our own moral compass pointed in a true direction.
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Amnesty is the immigration system we have today, millions of people who live here without paying their taxes or playing by the rules.

Barack Obama

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1 month ago

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And terrorists who seek to harm our citizens will feel the long arm of American justice.

Barack Obama

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16 days ago

Politics

And to those members of Congress who question my authority to make our immigration system work better, or question the wisdom of me acting where Congress has failed, I have one answer: Pass a bill.

Barack Obama

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1 month ago

Politics

Believe it or not, entertainment is part of our American diplomacy, it is part of what makes us exceptional, part of what makes us such a world power. Hundreds of millions of people may never set foot in the United States, but thanks to you, they've experienced a small part of what makes our country special. They've learned something about our values. We have shaped a world culture through you…in a way that has made the world better.

Barack Obama

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10 days ago

Opinion

Congress certainly shouldn't shut down our government again just because we disagree on this.

Barack Obama

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1 month ago

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Deval, you done good, man, you started with an outstanding state but you've burnished it and polished it and most importantly you've gotten people involved and made people believe in civic engagement.

Barack Obama

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4 days ago

Politics

During his decades in elected office in D.C., he put in place historic programs to lift working people out of poverty, expand opportunity, and begin to make real the promise of home rule.

Barack Obama

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29 days ago

US News

Earlier this week, a video released by his terrorist captors announced that Luke would be killed within 72 hours, i also authorized the rescue of any other hostages held in the same location as Luke.

Barack Obama

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16 days ago

World

Every hotspot is an ember that if not contained can become a new fire, so we cannot let down our guard even for a minute, and we can't just fight this epidemic, we have to extinguish it.

Barack Obama

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19 days ago

Health News

Every hotspot is an ember that if not contained can become a new fire, so we cannot let down our guard even for a minute, and we can't just fight this epidemic. We have to extinguish it.

Barack Obama

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19 days ago

Top News

Going into the fourth quarter, you usually get a time-out, i am now looking forward to a quiet time-out, Christmas with my family.

Barack Obama

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2 days ago

Latest Headlines

Governor, this is Barack Obama, formerly of Somerville. I've got a few complaints about service in and around the neighborhood, but I've moved down South since that time.

Barack Obama

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4 days ago

Politics

Had I been able to draft my own legislation, get it passed without any Republican votes, I suspect it would be slightly different.

Barack Obama

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8 days ago

Top News

I certainly agree that there were times when CIA officers exceeded the policy guidance that was given and the authorized techniques that were approved and determined to be lawful, they went outside of the bounds. ... I will leave to others to how they might want to label those activities. But for me, it was something that is certainly regrettable.

Barack Obama

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10 days ago

U.S.

I don't like the idea of waiting yet another two years for progress. We in Congress are going to act and we're going to move on jobs and the economy which is what people want us to work on. We're going to work on that whether we have a willing partner who wants to be bipartisan.

Barack Obama

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1 month ago

Politics

I never envisioned a day that we would ever see that kind of equipment used against protesters, but I also never imagined a day in 28 years when we would see that kind of criminal activity spin out of peaceful demonstrations.

Barack Obama

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22 days ago

Crime

I think first and foremost, keep protests peaceful.

Barack Obama

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1 month ago

US News

I think the American people, you know, they're gonna want, you know, that new car smell. They want to drive something off the lot that doesn't have as much mileage as me, if they want me to do some selective things, I'll be happy to do 'em, but I suspect that folks will be ready to see me go off to the next thing.

Barack Obama

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29 days ago

Politics

I think they made a mistake, nOT CAVED IN.

Barack Obama

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2 days ago

Company News

I think they made a mistake, we cannot have a society in which some dictator someplace can start imposing censorship here in the United States.

Barack Obama

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2 days ago

Media

I told John Boehner, 'I'll wash your car, walk your dog, whatever you need to do, just call the bill, and he didn't do it.

Barack Obama

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29 days ago

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I want to thank every American who participated in this election, whether you voted for the very first time, or waited in line for a very long time, By the way, we have to fix that.

Barack Obama

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1 month ago

Election 2012

I want to thank every American who participated in this election, whether you voted for the very first time, or waited in line for a very long time, by the way, we have to fix that.

Barack Obama

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22 days ago

Election 2012

I want to thank His Holiness, Pope Francis, whose moral example shows us the importance of pursuing the world as it should be, rather than simply settling for the world as it is.

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5 days ago

Top News

I will make it easier and faster for high-skilled immigrants, graduates and entrepreneurs to stay and contribute to our economy, as so many business leaders have proposed.

Barack Obama

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1 month ago

Company News

I wish they (Sony) would have spoken to me first, i would have told them, 'Do not get into a pattern in which you're intimidated by these kinds of criminal attacks.'.

Barack Obama

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3 days ago

Company News

I've heard you, young man, I’ve heard you. But what I’m saying is that this is just a first step.

Barack Obama

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1 month ago

Top News

I've seen the heartbreak and anxiety of children whose mothers might be taken away from them just because they didn't have the right papers.

Barack Obama

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1 month ago

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If there's one thing I know about Chuck, it is that he does not make this or any decision lightly, this decision does not come easily to him.

Barack Obama

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16 days ago

Top News

If they try to water down consumer protections that we put in place in the aftermath of the financial crisis, I will say no, and I'm confident that I'll be able to uphold vetoes of those types of provisions.

Barack Obama

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3 days ago

Politics

If they want me to do some selective things, I'll be happy to do 'em, but I suspect that folks will be ready to see me go off to the next thing.

Barack Obama

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29 days ago

Politics

If you ask me if I am optimistic that Putin suddenly changes his mindset, I don't think that will happen until the politics inside of Russia catch up to what's happening with the economy in Russia, which is part of the reason why we're going to maintain that pressure.

Barack Obama

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16 days ago

Politics

In the two years I have remaining as president, I'm going to make sure that we follow through.

Barack Obama

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20 days ago

Top News

It is a smart investment for us to make. It's not just insurance. It is knowing that down the road we're going to continue to have problems like this, particularly in a globalized world where you move from one side of the world to the other in a day.

Barack Obama

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19 days ago

Top News

It is time for the Syrian people to determine their own destiny.

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2 days ago

World

It's true that, theoretically, a future administration could do something that I think would be very damaging, it's not likely politically that they reverse everything that we've done, but it could be ... that some people then end up being in a disadvantageous position.

Barack Obama

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12 days ago

Top News

Jesus lived a life of peace, love, kindness and forgiveness, during the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season, may we all do our best to follow his example.

Barack Obama

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7 days ago

Politics

John, I will give you DC abortion. I am not happy about it, this was always a possibility but I think it is very, very disturbing that Democrats have given this away.

Barack Obama

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12 days ago

Politics

John, I will give you DC abortion. I am not happy about it.

Barack Obama

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13 days ago

Top News

Like the rest of America, Black America, in the aggregate, is better off now than it was when I came into office ... the gap between income and wealth of white and black America persists, and we've got more work to do on that front.

Barack Obama

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3 days ago

US News

Luke was a photojournalist who sought through his images to convey the lives of Yemenis to the outside world, the callous disregard for Luke ’s life is more proof of the depths of AQAP ’s depravity, and further reason why the world must never cease in seeking to defeat their evil ideology.

Barack Obama

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16 days ago

Politics

My administration will continue to work closely with allies and partners in Europe and internationally to respond to developments in Ukraine and will continue to review and calibrate our sanctions to respond to Russia's actions, we remain prepared to roll back sanctions should Russia take the necessary steps.

Barack Obama

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4 days ago

Politics

No, I don't think it was an act of war.

Barack Obama

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17 hours ago

Company News

OK, it's good to be back in Chicago.

Barack Obama

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26 days ago

Top News

On behalf of the American people, I offer my deepest condolences to Luke ’s family and to his loved ones, as this and previous hostage rescue operations demonstrate, the United States will spare no effort to use all of its military, intelligence and diplomatic capabilities to bring Americans home safely, wherever they are located. .

Barack Obama

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16 days ago

Politics

One of the strengths that makes America exceptional is our willingness to openly confront our past, face our imperfections, make changes and do better, rather than another reason to refight old arguments, I hope that today's report can help us leave these techniques where they belong—in the past.

Barack Obama

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12 days ago

Politics

Rather than another reason to refight old arguments, I hope that today's report can help us leave these techniques where they belong, in the past.

Barack Obama

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13 days ago

Politics

Right now, he's presiding over the collapse of his currency, a major financial crisis and a huge economic contraction, that doesn't sound like somebody who has rolled me or the United States of America.

Barack Obama

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1 day ago

Company News

She's not going to agree with me on everything.

Barack Obama

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29 days ago

Politics

Signing this legislation does not signal a change in the administration's sanctions policy, which we have carefully calibrated in accordance with developments on the ground and coordinated with our allies and partners.

Barack Obama

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4 days ago

Latest Headlines

So what I'm going to be laying out is the things that I can do with my lawful authority as president to make the system work better even as I continue to work with Congress and encourage them to get a bipartisan, comprehensive bill that can solve the entire problem.

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Some of this is the result of racial discrimination in this country and this is tragic because nobody needs good policing more than poor communities with higher crime rates. The good news is we know there are things we can do to help.

Barack Obama

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27 days ago

US News

The callous disregard for Luke ’s life is more proof of the depths of AQAP ’s depravity, and further reason why the world must never cease in seeking to defeat their evil ideology.

Barack Obama

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16 days ago

Politics

The callous disregard for Luke's life is more proof of the depths of AQAP's depravity, and further reason why the world must never cease in seeking to defeat their evil ideology.

Barack Obama

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15 days ago

Top News

The good news, despite the fact that obviously the midterm elections did not turn out exactly as I had hoped, is that there remains enormous areas of potential bipartisan action and progress.

Barack Obama

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18 days ago

Politics

The guy is so arrogant, I bet he talks about himself in the third person.

Barack Obama

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13 days ago

Company News

The notion that the same policies that we put in place in 1961 would somehow still be as effective as they are today, in the age of the Internet and Google and world travel, doesn't make sense, we have to continue to update our policies.

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5 days ago

Top News

They caused a lot of damage. And we will respond.

Barack Obama

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3 days ago

Company News

They're not known as wild-eyed liberal states, but it just goes to show you that this is an issue that's bigger than politics.

Barack Obama

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12 days ago

Company News

This by definition was a compromise bill. This is what is produced when you have a divided government that the American people voted for, had I been able to draft my own legislation, get it passed without any Republican votes, I suspect it would be slightly different.

Barack Obama

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8 days ago

Top News

This Christmas, we count our blessings and we give thanks to the men and women of our military who help make those blessings possible, and as we hold our loved ones tight, let's remember the military families whose loved ones are far from home. They are our heroes, and they deserve our heartfelt gratitude and our wholehearted support.

Barack Obama

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17 days ago

Lifestyle

This is a country that allows everybody ... to protest actions that they think are unjust, But using any event as an excuse for violence is contrary to rule of law, contrary to who we are.

Barack Obama

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1 month ago

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This is a country that allows everybody to express their views, allows them to peacefully assemble to protest actions that they think are unjust, But using any event as an excuse for violence is contrary to rule of law, contrary to who we are.

Barack Obama

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1 month ago

US News

Today, America chooses to cut loose the shackles of the past, so as to reach for a better future for the Cuban people, for the American people, for our entire hemisphere and for the world.

Barack Obama

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Top News

Today, our immigration system is broken, and everybody knows it, It's been this way for decades. And for decades we haven't done much about it.

Barack Obama

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1 month ago

Top News

Today, our immigration system is broken, and everybody knows it, You can come out of the shadows and get right with the law.

Barack Obama

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1 month ago

US News

Today, with solemn gratitude, we recall the sacrifice of all who served during World War Two, especially those who gave their last full measure of devotion and the families they left behind.

Barack Obama

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15 days ago

US News

Two brave men won't be going home to their loved ones tonight, and for that, there is no justification, the officers who serve and protect our communities risk their own safety for ours every single day - and they deserve our respect and gratitude every single day.

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Top News

We are a nation built on the rule of law and so we need to accept that this decision was the grand jury's to make, we need to recognize that the situation in Ferguson speaks to broader challenges that we still face as a nation. The fact remains that in too many parts of this country a deep distrust exists between police and communities of color.

Barack Obama

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27 days ago

Top News

We are not going to let up until we see a strengthening of the trust, and a strengthening of the accountability that exists between our communities and our law enforcement.

Barack Obama

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18 days ago

Top News

We are not going to let up until we see a strengthening of trust and strengthening of accountability that exists between our communities and our law enforcement.

Barack Obama

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18 days ago

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We can seize this future together because we are not as divided as our politics suggests.

Barack Obama

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1 month ago

Election 2012

We cannot have a society in which some dictator someplace can start imposing censorship here in the United States.

Barack Obama

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2 days ago

Media

We have serious differences over Russia ’s policy in Ukraine. As President Barack Obama's planned said at the G20 summit in Brisbane, we hope Russia will choose' a different path', to resolve the issue of Ukraine in a way that respects Ukraine ’s sovereignty and is consistent with international law.

Barack Obama

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1 month ago

Most Read Articles

We must define the nature and scope of this struggle, or else it will define us.

Barack Obama

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12 days ago

Politics

We need to accept that this decision was the grand jury's to make. There are Americans who agree with it and there are Americans who are deeply disappointed, even angry. It’s an understandable reaction.

Barack Obama

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27 days ago

US News

We will respond, we'll respond proportionally, and we'll respond in a place and time and manner that we choose.

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2 days ago

Media

We've been in conversations about how we can get Alan Gross home for quite some time, we continue to be concerned about him.

Barack Obama

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5 days ago

Top News

Well, my response is pass a bill.

Barack Obama

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29 days ago

Top News

What I know deep in my bones is that if you've done the same thing for 50 years and nothing has changed you should try something different.

Barack Obama

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3 days ago

Politics

What I'm describing is accountability, a common-sense, middle-ground approach, If you meet the criteria, you can come out of the shadows and get right with the law. If you're a criminal, you'll be deported.

Barack Obama

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1 month ago

Top News

Year after year, an ideological and economic barrier hardened between our two countries, meanwhile, the Cuban exile community in the United States made enormous contributions to our country, in politics, in business, culture and sports.

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4 days ago

Top News

You've been taking a lot of shots at my job, I've decided I'm going to go ahead and take a shot at yours, as you know I, Stephen Colbert, have never cared for our president.

Barack Obama

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13 days ago

Company News

[Foreigners] might not know the Gettysburg Address.

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10 days ago

Opinion

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