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    President Barack Obama Gets Heckled By Anti-Drone Protester, Decides to "Cut Her Some Slack"

    Today, President Barack Obama gave a speech at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C., in which he defended his use of drones ("These strikes have saved lives") and once again discussed his desire to shut down Guantanamo Bay. 

    He was also heckled by Medea Benjamin, cofounder of Code Pink, an antiwar group.

    Not to be confused with Madea, the protagonist and sometimes antagonist of most Tyler Perry films. Though they both seem equally likely to cause trouble.

    "Can you tell the Muslim people their lives are as precious as our lives?" Medea can be heard yelling. Obama seemed momentarily agitated before pausing to listen as Benjamin continued, "I love my country. I love the rule of law. The drones are making us less safe and keeping people in indefinite detention in Guantanamo is making us less safe."

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    Medea was removed from the room and Obama went "off script," explaining, "The voice of that woman is worth paying attention to. Obviously I do not agree with much of what she said, and obviously she wasn't listening to me and much of what I said.

    "But these are tough issues. And the suggestion that we can gloss over them is wrong," he continued. "I'm willing to cut the young lady who interrupted me some slack, because it's worth being passionate about." 

    This is not Medea's first time at the heckling rodeo. She interrupted a speech by the vice president of the NRA post-Sandy Hook and a speech by CIA Director John Brennan. Practice makes perfect.

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