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Obama: 'I've got nothing against you men'

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During a visit at Valencia College in Orlando, Fla., President Obama joked that although he is promoting economic success for women, he had nothing against the men in the audience.

"I just want to be clear, I've got nothing against you men," Obama said as the crowd laughed. "We're working hard to make sure that you're doing the right thing too -- and your'e getting opportunity as well.

Obama said that he had a "personal stake" in making sure that women could get in ahead in today's economy, because 80 percent of his household was women.

"If you count my mother-in-law, and I always count my mother-in-law," Obama said.

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