In another departure from the past eight years of a Republican-controlled White House, President Obama will not hold a public event tomorrow to signify National Prayer Day.

Instead, Obama will recognize the day with a paper proclamation, which is what presidents did routinely before Bush.

The scale-back has disappointed some Christian conservatives who want the celebration to be larger. Atheists are also pissed (aren't they always?) because they want the tradition to be done away with altogether. For his part, Obama just wants Friday to come already. Is this week still going?

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