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Obama’s Speech to Asian Americans

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release                                 May 8, 2012 REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT THE 18TH ANNUAL GALA OF THE ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR CONGRESSIONAL STUDIES Ritz Carlton Washington, D.C. 5:46 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you.  (Applause.)  Thank you very much.  Thank you. AUDIENCE:  Four more years!  Four more years!  Four more years!  Four more years! THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you so much.  Thank you.  Everybody, please, please, have a seat.  Have a seat.  You’re making me blush.  (Laughter.)  Mahalo! AUDIENCE:  Mahalo! THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you so much.  Thank you, Norm, for that kind introduction.  More importantly, thank you for your lifetime of distinguished service to our country.  I want to thank all the...

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Media Cuts Emperor of Japan’s Speech

The Emperor of Japan’s speech gets cut down or censored. The offending lines look simple. “As this earthquake and tsunami caused the nuclear power plant accident, those living in areas designated as the danger zone lost their homes and livelihoods and had to leave the places they used to live. In order for them to live there again safely, we have to overcome the problem of radioactive contamination, which is a formidable task.” But the lines also point out that work needs to continue and the nuclear accident is still not complete as somewhat reported. [youtube]37ZAzFLZQFs[/youtube] (The Atlantic – Emperor)

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