The president said he is not someone who believes that constantly talking about race can solve racial tensions. To address that problem, it will mean fixing the economy, putting people to work, making sure that people have health care and ensuring that children are learning, Obama said.
"I think if we do that, then we'll probably have more fruitful conversations," Obama said in the interview Friday aboard Air Force One.
In a speech to Justice Department employees marking , Holder said that while the country has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, "in things racial we have always been and I believe continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards."
Congress has yet to pass a budget for the current fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30, and Democratic leaders now are scrambling to get enough votes to pass a $410 billion spending bill to bridge the gap.
But with the federal deficit widening from economic relief efforts, would it be better to pass no bill at all and simply let the government reap the savings of continuing to operate at 2008 spending levels?
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