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All About Timing: Obama Recognizes Women's Equality Day

Ending a week that began with Rep. Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" comments, Obama issues proclamation calling on Americans to "recommit to realizing gender equality in this country." The 1971 resolution from Congress declaring the day has resulted in presidential proclamations since LBJ.

Posted on August 24, 2012, at 4:06 p.m. ET

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