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A White House official said that Majority Leader Harry Reid has called President Obama to apologize for comments describing his ability to speak in something other than a "Negro" dialect.

And President Obama just issued this statement:

"Harry Reid called me today and apologized for an unfortunate comment reported today.  I accepted Harry's apology without question because I've known him for years, I've seen the passionate leadership he's shown on issues of social justice and I know what's in his heart.  As far as I am concerned, the book is closed."
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Marc Ambinder is an Atlantic contributing editor. He is also a senior contributor at Defense One, a contributing editor at GQ, and a regular contributor at The Week.

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