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Published:May 13th, 2015 11:27 EST

Obama Speaks on Poverty in America: Video

By SOP newswire3

Today at Georgetown University, President Obama sat down with Harvard professor Robert Putnam and American Enterprise Institute president Arthur Brooks to share his views on poverty in America and what we can do to ensure every American " no matter who they are, where they come from, or where they live " has access to the opportunities they deserve.


The conversation, hosted by the Washington Post`s E.J. Dionne, touched on economic solutions that can broaden opportunity, the political will to support initiatives that expand those opportunities, and the minority communities that are disproportionately impacted by the decision " or failure " to make those investments. The President also offered his candid and personal views on how growing up without a father shaped how he sees these issues today.

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