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Obama: Taking Action to End Sexual Assault

President Barack Obama, Jan. 23, 2014.President Barack Obama, Jan. 23, 2014.
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President Barack Obama, Jan. 23, 2014.
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U.S. President Barack Obama said his administration is taking steps to fight the crime of sexual violence.

In his weekly address Saturday, Obama said he has created the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. He said his administration is going to help schools do a better job of preventing and responding to sexual assault on their campuses, noting that one in five women is sexually assaulted at college.

Beyond the concern at schools, President Obama said his administration is going to keep working to stop sexual assaults wherever they occur, in part by strengthening the country's criminal justice system.



Obama said that while government has its job to do, it is up to all Americans to do their part, especially in teaching young men to show women the respect they deserve.

In the Republican address, Senator Roy Blunt said Obama's economic policies are hurting poor Americans.

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by: lou hodges from: louisville ky
January 26, 2014 11:32 AM
What did the strategy team do, sit down and make a list of the most emotionally charged topics that would take attention away from Obama's total incompetence? Don't be obvious or nothing.


by: EMEKA from: NIGERIA
January 26, 2014 5:35 AM
The crux of this matter should also be seen from the life-style of so-called "right/freedom to dress and behave as they like." Male genes are created to "biologically" respond to certain perceptible actions of an opposite sex. Should the females not be advised to adhere to certain levels of "restricted freedom to dress as they like," for a more civil society. However, this is not an endorsement of sexual harrassement.

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by: lou hodges from: louisville ky
January 26, 2014 5:50 PM
He's not interested in sexual assault or women's issues, he's just trying to change the subject of his complete incompetence - he's a chauvenist - he flirts with women in front of his wife - he's a perv

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