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Obama Says To Look At "Videotape" For His Flip-Flops

The President hit Mitt Romney for flip-flopping today on the campaign trail in Iowa saying you can look at videotape of his past positions and not see flip-flops. The President, however, has engaged in his own of political gymnastics as well.

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Obama today: I'm the same guy I was 10-12 years ago.

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Obama in 1996: Answers a questionnaire and says he supports banning assault weapons, handguns.

Obama in 2004: My religious faith dictates marriage is between a man and a woman, gay marriage is not a civil right.

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Obama in 2004: We need to decriminalize our marijuana laws. In 2007 debate he said he opposed decriminalizing marijuana.

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Obama in 2007: The Bush Administration "hides behind executive privilege." He later asserted it on Fast and Furious.

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Obama in 2008: I oppose an individual mandate.

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Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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