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CNN's Wolf Blitzer says that President Obama should have attended this year's NAACP convention in Houston and "should not take the African-American vote for granted." Blitzer praised Mitt Romney for attending, saying "it was the smart political move."
President Barack Obama's re-election campaign insisted a "scheduling conflict" is behind the president's decision to skip the convention. Vice President Biden delivered the conference's keynote address Thursday. The president, however, did make a brief appearance in a taped video that ran before the vice president's speech.
Mitt Romney was booed at an NAACP event for vowing to repeal the president's signature health care law.
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CNN's Brian Todd reports on the effort by the Dallas branch of the NAACP to abolish the Texas lottery.
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