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Press Conference

In Obama's speech addressing the withdrawal from Iraq, the Star Tribune makes a couple of changes to tell the story better and get the information across more efficiently.

For one thing, the article only uses a couple partial quotes, choosing to paraphrase much more often. This helps the writer summarize the president's points much faster than delivering what he actually said would. The article also gives us some background information regarding the plan; how it has been received in Washington and who supports/opposes it.

The article also gives us some information regarding the site of the speech, which was the same site George Bush used in 2003 to deliver one of his speeches, and what some political figures thought of the decision.

The article basically uses the speech as a jumping off point but focuses much more on the news itself than the actual speech. It gives background information and opinions regarding the speech as well as excerpts from the speech.