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Obama's take on tea party

President Obama said that the tea party movement involves people who "are legitimately concerned about the deficit, who are legitimately concerned that the federal government may be taking on too much." But, he told NBC's "Today" show, there is also a "core group" of people who question whether he is a U.S. citizen and believe he is a socialist. He said that polarization and anger are spun up by "24/7 news cycle, cable chatter and talk radio and the Internet and the blogs, all of which try to feed the most extreme sides of any issue instead of trying to narrow differences and solve problems."

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