Obama asks UN speakers not named ‘Obama’ to avoid exceeding allotted time

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President Obama is participating in meetings at the United Nations today, and is working to keep things on schedule while he chairs a Security Council meeting:

Pres Obama urges leaders at UN Security Council meeting to keep their remarks brief.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) September 24, 2014

After 14 min Argentina speech Pres Obama reminds everyone of time constraints http://t.co/UsoCDdlqVv (h/t @nicninh) pic.twitter.com/sdd5U3Wp2J

— Jeremy Art (@cspanJeremy) September 24, 2014

Got a tee time, Mr. President?

Earlier in the day, speaking to the General Assembly, Obama made an exception to the request for brevity because there was a speaker he wanted to hear more from:

Pres Obama spoke for 38 mins 34 secs ignoring UNGA Pres plea for 15 mins max.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) September 24, 2014

How, er, surprising.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/09/24/shocker-obama-asks-un-speakers-not-named-obama-to-avoid-exceeding-allotted-time/

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