The Case of the Edited Transcript

An omission in the official transcript comes at a time of tensions over access and coverage between the White House and the press corps.
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People around President Barack Obama have heard the joke before: When he and his family left Chicago for Washington, the move happened so fast that he left some unpaid bills on his desk.  But apparently a White House stenographer has never heard it. 

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