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Obama Calls for End to Bigotry, in Implicit Rebuke of Donald Trump

December 10, 2015
Julie Hirschfeld Davis | The New York Times
President Obama on Wednesday called for Americans to reject “bigotry in all its forms” and keep pressing for equality “no matter what ugliness might bubble up,” appearing to use the 150th anniversary of the constitutional amendment abolishing slavery to challenge the incendiary anti-Muslim politics espoused by Donald J. Trump.
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Are politics of fear driving anti-Muslim sentiment?

December 8, 2015
The threat of attacks at home can drive divisive and dangerous rhetoric. How do we keep our fear in check? Gwen Ifill explores that question with Ronald Brownstein of The Atlantic, Dalia Mogahed of the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding and Khaled Beydoun of the Barry University School of Law.
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Political outrage at Trump's Muslim proposal

December 9, 2015
Jeff Zeleny | CNN
Donald Trump's recent Muslim proposal has caused rage and debate. CNN's Jeff Zeleny reports.
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Some Muslim Americans Irritated By Obama's Call For Them To 'Root Out' Extremism

December 9, 2015
Tom Gjelten | NPR
President Obama's request that Muslim Americans help "root out" and confront extremist ideology in their communities is getting mixed reactions. Muslim leaders say they want to help, but some are not happy that they are being singled out.
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Trump: Shut Muslims Out of U.S.

December 8, 2015
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
Donald Trump called for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States” on Monday, garnering criticism from Republicans and Democrats alike.

Speaker John Boehner Resigns, Pope Francis’ U.S. Tour & Obama Hosts President Xi Jinping

September 25, 2015
Speaker Boehner to resign in October, Pope Francis addresses Congress, Obama hosts Chinese president Xi Jinping and Scott Walker drops out of the 2016 race.
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Obama-Putin at the United Nations and the fickle GOP electorate

September 25, 2015
Conflicting agendas for the Obama-Putin meeting in NYC.
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Pope Francis at Congress: A spiritual leader’s advice to politicians

September 25, 2015
Dan Balz | The Washington Post
It was a historic appearance, and Pope Francis seized the moment when he addressed a joint meeting of Congress on Thursday at the Capitol.
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Pope Gives Nods To Thomas Merton, Dorothy Day In Speech At Congress

September 25, 2015
Tom Gjelten | NPR
In his address to Congress, Pope Francis highlighted four Americans whom he said have set examples and represent America's cultural tradition. Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, Jr. are well known figures. Less widely acknowledged are Thomas Merton and Dorothy Day.
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