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Unplugged: More Back to School Speech Controversy?

After a chorus of criticism from conservatives over President Obama's back to school speech to children across the country, the speech this morning in Virginia seemed tame, the Washington Post's Scott Wilson said.

CBS News' Nancy Cordes asked Wilson whether he felt the president tried to "indoctrinate" children on "Washington Unplugged" today.

"There was a heavier emphasis on hand washing and cleanliness than there was on socialism," he joked. "Last night the White House did take the unusual step of releasing this speech a day early to try to get parents and critics a chance to see what he planned to say."

Scott admitted that even some of the most vocal critics of the speech seemed to have been convinced that the speech was less harmful than originally feared.

More coverage of Mr. Obama's message to students from CBSNews.com

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Watch the whole show above, which also includes a discussion of Mr. Obama's address to a joint session of Congress and a special feature on helicopter rides for Washington's VIPs. "Washington Unplugged" appears live on CBSNews.com each weekday at 12:30 p.m. ET. Click here to check out previous episodes.


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