The 9 best moments from Obama’s speech in Springfield

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — From cracking jokes about his early political years to waxing poetic about Abraham Lincoln, President Obama delivered a memorable speech Wednesday in Springfield, Ill.

Here are some of the best moments and one-liners from Obama’s talk in front of the Illinois General Assembly:

Obama on his ‘first lesson in humility’

Obama on getting ‘hazed’ about his name

Obama calls out Ken Dunkin: ‘We’ll talk later’

Obama on being in Gen. Assembly: ‘We didn’t call each other idiots or fascists’

Obama: America mirrors Illinois more than any other state

Obama: Politics have never been gentle

Obama blasts ‘incendiary’ media

Obama on Lincoln’s legacy

Obama: ‘Reason matters, facts matter’


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