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  • Today in the news: Romney campaign on the defensive after secret video

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  • Quotes of note
    "When you are president of the United States, you are president of all the people, not just the people who voted for you. You have heard the president saying so many times, because he deeply believes it, that we are in this together - all of us." – White House spokesman Jay Carney
    "We do not believe that the role of government is to equalize the results of people's lives. It's a very different idea. Government is instituted to protect our natural rights. The idea of government is not to invent new rights so that ... we can have a government-centered society that defines and regulates our rights. That's up to us." – Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan
    Both men were responding to the video that showed Mitt Romney talking bad about 47 percent of the population. The Romney campaign is in defensive mode and is trying to move past this controversy.
    News to know
    A new report says that half of U.S. adults will be obese by 2030. The report, done by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, builds on data released earlier this year from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that reported 35.7 percent of adults are now obese, as are almost 17 percent of kids.
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