In The New York Timesread about President Barack Obama's upcoming speech at Barnard's Commencement ceremony on May 14. An excerpt:

“As the father of two daughters, President Obama wanted to speak to some of America’s next generation of women leaders,” a White House official said.

Women’s issues have been taking center stage in this presidential election year, with angry debates on the campaign trail and in Washington over contraception, abortion and women’s roles outside the home."

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