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What Is Twitter's Number One Burning Question for Obama? Twitter Wants to Know Whether Obama Will Legalize Marijuana

With our economy in the weeds, Twitter users want to know whether Obama would legalize marijuana. The two are more related than you think.

At 2 p.m. EST today, the White House will host its first ever #AskObama Twitter town hall. The question that's gotten retweeted the most? Whether the president would legalize marijuana.

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Tonight: Waiting for Superman Virtual Town Hall

Pose your questions to Arianna Huffington, Davis Guggenheim, and Joel Klein in tonight's virtual town hall discussion.


Tonight at 7 p.m. EST, you can participate in a virtual town hall, moderated by Arianna Huffington, which features Davis Guggenheim, director of Waiting for Superman, and Joel Klein, chancellor of NYC schools, among others, to talk about education reform in general and the film in particular.

The event, which is sponsored by EPIX and Paramount Pictures, will be streamed live here and is intended to evoke the atmosphere of a traditional town hall by encouraging discussion and debate around the making of the film and the issues that it raises. Viewers will be able to pose questions to the panelists in real time—as well as interact with each another.

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Are Teachers Under Attack?

Teachers at NBC's Education Nation Teacher Town Hall sound off on whether the members of their profession are under attack.

NBC kicked off its Education Nation summit yesterday with a two-hour teacher town hall moderated by NBC Nightly News Anchor Brian Williams. Dedicated teachers from all over the country gathered in New York City's Rockefeller Center to discuss everything from teacher tenure, science and math education, and charter schools. It was a rare opportunity to hear about the state of American education from a lot of the people in the trenches, rather than chancellors, political appointees, and researchers.

One question that Williams posed that led to some particular chippy chatter and passionate polemics: Are teachers under attack? Take a look at what the teachers assembled had to say about the perception that they are being labeled target number one in the fight for education reform.

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