Clinton summit: Romney and Obama address key issues
Mitt Romney called Tuesday for an overhaul of America's expensive foreign aid, suggesting the unrest in the Middle East and elsewhere could be tempered if the U.S. would stop handing out billions of dollars with few strings attached and start linking aid to free enterprise programs with the help of the private sector.
The Republican presidential nominee, in a speech relatively free of campaign-trail talking points, addressed the Clinton Global Initiative conference in New York a few hours before President Obama took the stage.
In the president's address early Tuesday afternoon, Obama focused almost exclusively on the issue of human trafficking.
"It is a debasement of our common humanity," Obama said, describing the international problem as "modern slavery."
The president touted his administration's efforts to sanction countries with the worst trafficking records, and announced new plans for monitoring the problem inside U.S. borders.
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