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Obama Accepts Reid's Apology

Republicans’ calls on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to resign after it was revealed he described President Obama as a “light skinned” black man “with no Negro dialect” are going nowhere quickly. President Obama has issued a statement saying, “Harry Reid called me today and apologized for an unfortunate comment reported today. I accepted Harry's apology without question because I've known him for years, I've seen the passionate leadership he's shown on issues of social justice and I know what's in his heart. As far as I am concerned, the book is closed." For good measure, Rep. Barbara Lee, the chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, also says she accepts Reid’s apology.