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Apr 19, 6:01 AM EDT

Obama: Easter a time to reflect on hope, renewal

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is encouraging Americans to draw strength and inspiration from the Easter and Passover holidays.

In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says Holy Week and Easter are times for reflection and renewal. He says the common threat of humanity is a shared commitment to loving our neighbors as ourselves. He says there's no better time for people to rededicate themselves to that mission.

Obama also says the Easter story is one of hope and faith that better days are yet to come.

In the Republican address, Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee says Republicans want to enable Americans. He says Republicans believe government should be a platform for opportunity and freedom, while Democrats want to mandate what Americans must do.

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Obama address: www.whitehouse.gov

GOP address: www.youtube.com/user/gopweeklyaddress

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