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Obama to Biden: Talk to Me About High Speed Rail

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At today's official announcement of high speed rail funds given to various states, including here in California, in Tampa, Florida, President Barack Obama turned to train lover Vice President Joe Biden--he used to ride 250 miles a day--and asked, "Now, Joe, in terms of the high-speed rail here, do you have something specific to say?"

Biden's talks about awards in Republican-Governor states (like California), why we won a big award and the costs of building roads vs. tracks. His answer is below: