Political Musings March 30, 2014: Obama meets with Pope Francis, exchange gifts and bond over economic inequality

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Obama meets with Pope Francis, exchange gifts and bond over economic inequality

 

By Bonnie K. Goodman

On the last day of his trip to Europe that is part of his foreign policy spring trip, President Barack Obama spent his day on Thursday, March 27, 2014 in Italy where he met for the first time with Pope…READ MORE
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History Headlines March 19, 2013: Thousands Pack St. Peter’s Square for Pope Francis’ Inaugural Mass

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Thousands Pack St. Peter’s Square for Pope Francis’ Inaugural Mass

Source: ABC News Radio, 3-19-13

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Tens of thousands of people filled St. Peter’s Square on Tuesday to welcome Pope Francis, the first Latin American pontiff, and celebrate his inaugural Mass in front of numerous heads of state from around the world.

The 76-year-old Argentine rode around the square in an open-air jeep as he waved and kissed babies along the way.  He exited the jeep at one point to bless a man who was in a wheelchair….READ MORE

Political Headlines March 13, 2013: A First? President Barack Obama Gets Standing Ovations from House Republicans at Capitol Meeting

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A First? President Obama Gets Standing Ovations from House Republicans

Source: ABC News Radio, 3-13-13

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President Obama got standing ovations at the beginning and end of his meeting Wednesday with House Republicans on Capitol Hill — his first such meeting in four years….

The biggest laugh line: The president informed the group that there was white smoke at the Vatican, and Rep. Billy Long of Missouri yelled out, “Does that mean the White House is open for tours?” Obama responded: “No, but the Vatican is.”…READ MORE

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