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President Obama says he first learned from news reports that his former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, used a private email account during her tenure, amid reports the White House and State Department may have known as far back as last August that Clinton did not use government email.

“The same time everybody else learned it, through news reports,” Obama told CBS’ Bill Plante, in response to a question of when the president learned of Clinton’s use of a private email account for conducting government business.

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|Many people, President Obama included, are weighing in on Hillary Clinton's email controversy from her time as secretary of state, except Clinton herself. Julianna Goldman reports on what is being left unsaid.

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President Obama says he first learned from news reports that his former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, used a private email account during her tenure, amid reports the White House and State Department may have known as far back as last August that Clinton did not use government email.

“The same time everybody else learned it, through news reports,” Obama told CBS’ Bill Plante, in response to a question of when the president learned of Clinton’s use of a private email account for conducting government business.

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FILE: Aug. 3, 2013: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., during the 133rd Annual Fancy Farm Picnic in Fancy Farm, Ky. (AP)

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Sunday that the Republican-controlled Congress won’t shut down the federal government or allow it to default as the Treasury Department quickly approaches its so-called “debt ceiling.”

“I made it clear after November that we won’t shut down the government or default on debt,” the Kentucky Republican told CBS’ “Face the Nation.

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President Obama says he first learned from news reports that his former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, used a private email account during her tenure, amid reports the White House and State Department may have known as far back as last August that Clinton did not use government email.

“The same time everybody else learned it, through news reports,” Obama told CBS’ Bill Plante, in response to a question of when the president learned of Clinton’s use of a private email account for conducting government business.

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FILE: Aug. 3, 2013: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., during the 133rd Annual Fancy Farm Picnic in Fancy Farm, Ky. (AP)

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Sunday that the Republican-controlled Congress won’t shut down the federal government or allow it to default as the Treasury Department quickly approaches its so-called “debt ceiling.”

“I made it clear after November that we won’t shut down the government or default on debt,” the Kentucky Republican told CBS’ “Face the Nation.

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Obama on the "clash of wills" at Selma
Sunday, 08 March 2015 11:02

On March 7, 1965, Alabama State Troopers attacked hundreds of peaceful civil rights protesters marching to the State Capitol in Montgomery.

On the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday," President Barack Obama spoke at the Edmund Pettus Bridge, site of the violent clashes that helped galvanize support for passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

In one afternoon fifty years ago, so much of our turbulent history -- the stain of slavery and anguish of civil war; the yoke of segregation and tyranny of Jim Crow; the death of four little girls in Birmingham, and the dream of a Baptist preacher -- all that history met on this bridge.

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President Obama says he first learned from news reports that his former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, used a private email account during her tenure, amid reports the White House and State Department may have known as far back as last August that Clinton did not use government email.

“The same time everybody else learned it, through news reports,” Obama told CBS’ Bill Plante, in response to a question of when the president learned of Clinton’s use of a private email account for conducting government business.

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​Obama on the legacy of Selma
Sunday, 08 March 2015 08:59

President Barack Obama marked the 50th anniversary of the "Blood Sunday" civil rights march in Selma, Ala., Saturday, telling those assembled -- many of whom had marched for voting rights that day -- that "our march is not yet finished."

In an exclusive interview with CBS News senior White House correspondent Bill Plante (who covered the civil rights marches in 1965) at the nearby National Voting Rights Museum, Mr. Obama spoke about Selma, then and now.

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President Obama says he first learned from news reports that his former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, used a private email account during her tenure, amid reports the White House and State Department may have known as far back as last August that Clinton did not use government email.

“The same time everybody else learned it, through news reports,” Obama told CBS’ Bill Plante, in response to a question of when the president learned of Clinton’s use of a private email account for conducting government business.

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