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Shared Vision, Varying Styles
New York Times, by Peter Baker & Matt Apuzzo

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Posted By:StormCnter, 8/21/2014 5:00:55 AM

WASHINGTON — The two men in open-collar shirts sat facing each other, papers and a BlackBerry strewn on a coffee table, sober looks on both their faces. One leaned forward, gesturing with his left hand, clearly doing the talking. The other sat back in his chair, two fingers pressed to his temple as he listened intently. When violence erupted last week after a police shooting in Missouri, President Obama and Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. huddled on Martha’s Vineyard where both were on vacation. But as the most powerful African-Americans in the nation confront its enduring racial divide, they come

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bpl40, 8/21/2014 9:25:46 AM     (No. 9974840)

A hatred of the US Constitution, the liberties it guarantees and the culture of traditional values from which it sprang and thrived, seems to be the core of what they share at this time.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 8/21/2014 1:03:53 PM     (No. 9975265)

Another piece of tripe from the Times.

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