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Tag: Barack Obama

January 21, 2013 | 9:00 am

Video Replay, Full Text: President Obama’s Inaugural Address

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  Full text of the speech as released by the White House… Vice President Biden, Mr. Chief Justice, Members of the United States Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens: Each time we gather to inaugurate a president, we bear witness to the enduring strength of our Constitution. We affirm the promise of our democracy. We […]

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Obama Lays Out 2nd Term Agenda in Inaugural Address

January 21, 2013 | 8:50 am

Obama Lays Out 2nd Term Agenda in Inaugural Address

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring “our journey is not complete,” President Barack Obama took the oath of office for his second term before a crowd of hundreds of thousands Monday, urging the nation to set an unwavering course toward prosperity and freedom for all its citizens and protect the social safety net that has sheltered the […]

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Inaugural Notebook: Inferior Decorating For Freshmen Members of Congress

January 17, 2013 | 4:49 pm

Inaugural Notebook: Inferior Decorating For Freshmen Members of Congress

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The halls of the U.S. Capitol are stately and ornate. Statues of important people (almost all men), majestic paintings and white marble everywhere. The Congressional office buildings for most senators and House members are a little less fancy, but still impressive. But for freshmen members, they’re very much works in progress. You can’t blame them. […]

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Inaugural Notebook: Hardball Politics in the D.C. Metro

January 16, 2013 | 4:06 pm

Inaugural Notebook: Hardball Politics in the D.C. Metro

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Washington D.C. is a company town. And the company is the U.S. government. Everywhere you go — cafes, restaurants, hotel lobbies, bookstores — you overhear people talking politics. So maybe it should come as no surprise that riders on the Washington D.C. Metro system are bombarded with political messages aimed at politicians, staff, lobbyists, think […]

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January 16, 2013 | 9:09 am

Video Replay: Obama Announces Gun Control Measures; Read Full Text of the Proposals

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(AP) Without waiting for Congress, President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced a sweeping $500 million program to curb gun violence, setting up a fight over universal background checks and bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, in the wake of the Connecticut school shooting. Obama also used his presidential powers to issue 23 […]

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Obama Announces Gun Control Measures

January 16, 2013 | 8:54 am

Obama Announces Gun Control Measures

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Braced for a fight, President Barack Obama on Wednesday unveiled the most sweeping proposals for curbing gun violence in two decades, pressing a reluctant Congress to pass universal background checks and bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines like the ones used in the Newtown, Conn., school shooting. A month […]

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Inaugural Notebook: 85-Year-Old Charlie Brotman, Official Parade Announcer Since Eisenhower

January 15, 2013 | 9:13 am

Inaugural Notebook: 85-Year-Old Charlie Brotman, Official Parade Announcer Since Eisenhower

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A week from now Barack Obama will place his hand on a Bible once owned by Martin Luther King, Jr. and take the oath of office to begin his second term. It’s a reminder of just how much has changed since we were here four years ago on the edge of a new era, one […]

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Analysis: For Some Lawmakers, Fiscal Cliff Breach Makes Political Sense

December 31, 2012 | 2:30 pm

Analysis: For Some Lawmakers, Fiscal Cliff Breach Makes Political Sense

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The House will miss the midnight Monday deadline lawmakers set for voting to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” House Republicans notified lawmakers that the chamber will vote Monday evening on other bills. President Barack Obama and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Monday they are near a deal to avoid wide-ranging tax increases […]

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Video, Full Text: President Obama’s Speech at Memorial for Connecticut School Shooting Victims

December 17, 2012 | 5:22 am

Video, Full Text: President Obama’s Speech at Memorial for Connecticut School Shooting Victims

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“I am very mindful that mere words cannot match the depths of your sorrow, nor can they heal your wounded hearts,” President Barack Obama told those who gathered Sunday night in Newtown, Connecticut to remember the victims of Friday’s school shooting. “I can only hope it helps for you to know that you’re not alone […]

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December 14, 2012 | 12:34 pm

Video, Full Text: President Obama’s Statement on Connecticut Shooting

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President Obama delivered an emotional statement on the Connecticut school massacre this afternoon…

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