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Obama: Government has to stop discouraging marriage

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As President Obama offered proposals to build “ladders of opportunity,” he suggested that many problems in Chicago trace back to the absence of strong families in the city. Obama placed the remarks in a very personal context. “I wish I’d had a father around, who was involved,” he said, after acknowledging the “heroic” women who raise children alone. “Loving supportive parents . . . those...

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