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Obama at Illinois, Hawaii ball: "represents our roots."

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WASHINGTON--President Obama just spoke and danced with First Lady Michelle at the Illinois-Hawaii "home states" ball.

Said Obama, "This is a special ball because it represents our roots, Hawaii, Illinois, together you've given us so much. So many of you got involved not just in my campaign, but got involved in our lives, many, many years ago...."

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Too bad he snubbed The Salute to Heroes Inaugural Ball. The first President to do so since its creation in 1953. This is a sad day for our troops.

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