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Boehner fine with talk that Obama is Muslim

Showing House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, a clip from a Fox News focus group in Iowa in which half a dozen participants said they believe President Obama is a Muslim, "Meet the Press" host David Gregory asked: "As the speaker of the House, as a leader, do you not think it's your responsibility to stand up to that kind of ignorance?" Boehner said, "The president says he's a Christian. I accept him at his word." But the speaker deflected any responsibility to correct such people, saying, "It's not my job to tell the American people what to think."