Illinois Legislature votes to honor Barack Obama's birthday


Illinois Legislature votes to honor Barack Obama's birthday
  1. Illinois Legislature votes to honor Barack Obama's birthday
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    The Legislature in Barack Obama's home state has decided to honor the 44th president's…
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -

The Legislature in Barack Obama's home state has decided to honor the 44th president's birthday.    A plan to mark Obama's August 4 birthday as an honorary holiday gained approval 87-0 in the Illinois House Friday. The state Senate endorsed the measure in March. It now moves to the Republican governor's desk.    The proposal would officially recognize Obama's efforts to protect the rights of Americans and build "bridges across communities."    Obama began his political career serving in the Illinois Senate in 1997. He served there until…

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    Westkentuckystar.com - Kentucky (KY)
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