For the first time ever, President Barack Obama met Wednesday with progressive bloggers and took their questions. Obama met with Joe Sudbay of AMERICABlog; Duncan Black ("Atrios"), who runs the site Eschaton; Barbara Morrill, who writes for the DailyKos; and Oliver Willis, of the site of the same name. The full text of the nearly hour-long session, as transcribed by the White House, appears below:
3:14 P.M. EDT
THE PRESIDENT: Well, listen, I know we've got limited time, so I'm not going to give a long speech on the front end.
I thank you guys for coming in to see me. Obviously a huge part of my base reads you guys, cares about what you do. Many of my staff is gay and we very much appreciate you inoput and opinions. I think that what the blogosphere has done is to create a conversation that encourages progressive and LGBT activism across our c
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