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Gingrich, Bush defend school speech

Good for Newt Gingrich (in photo), Laura Bush and others for responding to complaints about President Obama's speech to schoolchildren today on the importance of education and staying in school. Former House Speaker Gingrich said that the attacks on the speech are without merit. "It's a good speech," Gingrich said on NBC's "Today" show," adding that "I would love to have every child in America read it, think about it and learn that they should stay in school and they should study." The former first lady told CNN that "there's a place for the president of the United States to talk to schoolchildren and encourage schoolchildren" to stay in school.

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