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One year ago today: Obama last prime time East Room Press conference (and that Gates question)

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lynnobama.jpgWhite House press conference, July 22, 2009

WASHINGTON--It's been one year since President Obama's last East Room prime time news conference, where Obama's answer to my question about the arrest of Harvard professor Skip Gates triggered a national conversation about race-- and the White House "beer summit." The anniversary comes as the nation debates race again--and the role of media--in the firing of USDA worker Shirley Sherrod, who was on Wednesday offered a job back when it became clear to the White House and USDA secretary Tom Vilsack she never made a racist speech to the NAACP.


The story behind my question here.

My Politics Daily story here

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