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    President Obama Extends Easter, Passover Greetings

    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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    by: NVO
    April 08, 2012 2:53 PM
    NO! ALL Scripture is given by inspiration of God and is profitable for DOCTRINE, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, throughly equipped for every good work.=2nd Timothy3:16. NOTHING dangerous about that, except a SECULAR like you that is devoid of the TRUTH!

    by: NVO
    April 07, 2012 3:01 PM
    Which claim is more in agreement from a doctrinal point of view from Scripture?: Obamas so-called "Christian" claim that "there are many ways to heaven" OR the Bible that says over 400 TIMES THAT JESUS IS THE ONLY WAY? Don't be deceived by a so-called "Christian" that makes claims that are in DIRECT OPPOSITION to the Word of God. You are NO Christian, Obama making a false claim like that. WAKE UP!

    by: NVO
    April 07, 2012 2:22 PM
    VOA should be ashamed of themselves for saying Obama is a Christian. They should have said "a so-called Christian". Compare his claim that "there are many ways to heaven" WITH what The Bible has to say. Do your homework, VOA, before you make FALSE statements. SHAMEFUL!!!

    by: Thomas Arking
    April 07, 2012 5:37 AM
    Odd, I didn't think Muslims celebrated Passover?

    by: michael
    April 07, 2012 5:34 AM
    If Easter gives us a chance to give passage to simple tests for identity and freedom to express faith, then we don't have to engulf everything, so, thankfully, it will be a good observance this year

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