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Obama speaks to White House Press Corps about Henry Louis Gates

Yep, I saw this coming. When President Obama said that Cambridge police officers acted stupidly by arresting Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates at his house, I knew this was going to escalate. Again, notice how President Obama handles this differently than President Bush would. Obama went directly to the press corps and spoke directly to the police officer. I think that President Obama did an excellent job in acknowledging that both parties could have handled this better (Professor Gates and the Cambridge police). Of course, he could have “calibrated those words differently.” Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News

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Henry Louis Gates gets arrested in his own house (updated with video)

Over the last month there have been a number of stories that have reminded Americans that we still have some racial issues in this country. Pat Buchanan, Newt Gingrich and other conservatives took a racial view of Sonia Sotomayor. In Philly, there was the pool incident that got national attention. Now, we have nationally known Harvard professor, Henry Louis Gates, who gets back from a trip to China and can’t get into his own house. He tries to break in and his neighbor calls the cops. He reportedly shows his license and his Harvard ID. Here’s where his story deviates from the police’s version. The cops want

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