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Obama Asks Where Are All The Oval Office's 'Cool Phones'?

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As the AP reports, Obama used the White House as an example of "bottlenecks in technological innovation." He reportedly called the federal government's technology 30 years behind the curve.

On a more serious note, the hot mic also picked up Obama's candid remarks on budget negotiations with Republicans.

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