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Obama's Words Downplay Conflict

These days when you're president, not only is your every word analyzed, but your choice of words over the course of many months is analyzed too. Politico ran nearly every word that President Obama uttered in public since taking office and found that he downplays conflict while giving extra attention to domestic concerns. "He has spoken the words 'health' and 'economy' each more often than the words 'Iraq,' 'Iran,' 'Afghanistan' and 'terrorism' combined," Politico reports. Obama mentioned "jobs" four times more than "war." One guess for what the most-used word is..."America" and "American" (duh!) One of the least-mentioned words? (Shouldn't come as a surprise, either) "Abortion," which Obama spoke only 15 times.