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Obama touts new online-style town hall meeting

WASHINGTON – President Brack Obama kicked off a first-of-its-kind Internet era Town Hall at the White House, thanking online participants for watching it online.

Speaking before taking questions sent in by online readers and from people assembled at the White House, Obama said the precedent-setting online town hall meeting Thursday was an “an important step” toward creating a broader avenue for information about his administration.

The president said, “When I was running for president, I promised to open the White House for the American people. This is an important step toward achieving that goal.”

Before the meeting got under way, the White House had gotten over 100,000 online questions.



Submit questions or watch the streaming video: www.whitehouse.gov/

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