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Walks back.

"Newt walks back 'racist' line"


"White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs on Monday called Vice President Biden an 'enormous asset to the administration,' insisting that the loose-lipped No. 2 is not a distraction even after the State Department had to walk back his thorny comments on Russia."


"The Arizona senator calls Sotomayor a judicial activist who tried to walk back from that record during her confirmation hearings."

(Associated Press)

"President Obama's walk-back on Biden's comment was halfhearted at best: 'I would actually--rather than say misread, we had incomplete information,' he lamely told NBC's Chuck Todd."

(National Journal Online)

"Here's what you need to know from today's briefing by Robert Gibbs and President Obama: POTUS made a surprise appearance at the top of the briefing to walk back his comments on the arrest of Henry Louis Gates Jr. and relate a conversation he had with Cambridge Police Sergeant James Crowley."


"So Obama's statement today can be read as both a walk-back of Emanuel's remarks and support of them."

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Title Annotation:Cliche Corner
Publication:American Journalism Review
Date:Aug 1, 2009
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