U.S. President Barack Obama devoted his weekly address Saturday to the recognition of Easter and Passover.
The president said whether it is Jews gathering for a second Seder Saturday, retelling the story of Exodus, or Christians celebrating the resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday, both holidays give people strength to face the future through faith.
Obama, a Christian, says elements of Jesus' story of triumph over despair can resonate with everyone.
In the Republican address, Governor Mary Fallin of the central state of Oklahoma chastised President Obama for not fully supporting a pipeline to transport oil from Canada into the U.S.
She says the Obama administration has ignored energy infrastructure projects that could create new jobs and boost revenues to states.
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