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Obama Is Using The Curiosity Landing To Push Government Spending

President Barack Obama congratulated NASA on its successful mission to send a robotic rover to Mars tonight, calling the landing of the Curiosity an "unprecedented feat of technology." Here's what he tweeted right after the landing: In a statement Monday, the President also used the opportunity to make another push for government spending on "innovation, technology, and basic research," saying that the mission "reminds us that our pre-eminence" depends on this type of government investment.
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News : Yahoo! News: The Upshot (17 hours ago)

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Politics : Business Insider: Politix (2 years ago)

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