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Updated with WaPo report.. Pics: The President and First Lady at the CBC Phoenix Awards.. [View all]

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At Congressional Black Caucus gala, Obama focuses on health care and gun control

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A combative President Obama reiterated Saturday night that he refuses to negotiate with Congress over funding for his signature health-care law and warned that Republican lawmakers are threatening to plunge the nation back into a painful recession.

In a fiery speech at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation gala, Obama also renewed his push for sweeping new restrictions on firearms purchases. The president cited the recent rash of deadly shootings in his home town of Chicago, as well as Monday’s rampage at Washington’s Navy Yard, and exhorted lawmakers, “We’ve got to get back up and go back at it.”

Obama continued to blast House Republicans, charging that their “top agenda” was depriving millions of Americans of health-care coverage. On Friday, the House passed a plan that would avert a government shutdown and keep the government operating through mid-December but would also strip funding for the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare.

“It is not going to happen,” Obama said of the defunding measure. “We have come too far. We’ve overcome far darker threats than those.”


There's more..
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/at-congressional-black-caucus-gala-obama-focuses-on-health-care-gun-control/2013/09/21/01f74a46-2328-11e3-b73c-aab60bf735d0_story.html?hpid=z1






A very enthusiastic chap among PBO's supporters! rofl

TheObamaDiary.com @TheObamaDiary

President Obama greets Rev Al Sharpton and Trayvon Martin's mother Sybrina Fulton at the CBC awards pic.twitter.com/mi8ZvVktWX5:55 PM - 21 Sep 2013


h/t http://theobamadiary.com/2013/09/21/chat-away-240/

snip// Tweet quotes from Prez at CBC Phoenix Awards~

@NerdyWonka

PBO: “Be willing to fight for what you
believe. Don’t be timid at it. Don’t waver. We’re going to need the same
courage as a Bayard Rustin!”


8:28 PM – 21 Sep 2013

Nerdy Wonka

@NerdyWonka

POTUS on GOP cutting SNAP funding for millions: “Farm subsidies are okay, but help feeding your child is somehow not.”

8:24 PM – 21 Sep 2013

@NerdyWonka

POTUS on GOP: “This is an interesting
thing to ponder; that somehow, your top priority is to deny 20M people
from having healthcare.”


8:25 PM – 21 Sep 2013

@NerdyWonka

POTUS: “Knowing you can offer your family
the security of healthcare for the price of your cellphone bill. That’s
change we can believe in!”


8:16 PM – 21 Sep 2013

Nerdy Wonka

There's more..
http://3chicspolitico.com/2013/09/21/president-obama-speaks-at-the-cbc-foundation-annual-phoenix-awards/

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To President Obama and First Lady Michelle~

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