President speaks on women's rights in weekly address
March 12th, 2011
05:18 PM ET

President speaks on women's rights in weekly address

Washington (CNN) – President Obama noted that March is Women's History Month, calling it a time to celebrate "the progress that women have made" and the "women throughout history who have made that progress possible," in the weekly presidential address.

He recalled how Eleanor Roosevelt challenged President Kennedy to find qualified women for top posts in his administration, and that Kennedy asked her to head a new presidential commission to study the status of women in America in response. "It's been almost fifty years since the Roosevelt commission published its findings - and there have been few similar efforts by the government in the decades that followed," the president remarked.

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March 12th, 2011
11:16 AM ET

White House week in review

WASHINGTON (CNN) – President Obama talked about education, bullying, and fuel prices this week. He even got a 4 a.m. phone call.  Check out the 1600 Report's week in review.