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Echoes of FDR: Obama’s Inspiring Address Links Freedom With Security and Dignity

So much for the “Grand Bargain”—or at least for the not-so-grand gutting of Social Security and Medicare that the “very serious” thought-leaders of Washington political and media circles have always found so appealing.

Posted on Jan 23, 2013 READ MORE



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The Amazing Grace of It All

Reflect for a moment: A black man stood on the Capitol steps and took the oath of office as president of the United States. For the second time. Meaning that voters not only elected him once—which could be a fluke, a blip, an aberration, a cosmic accident—but turned around and did it again.

Posted on Jan 21, 2013 READ MORE



Obama’s Historic Inaugural Speech, Powell Slams GOP Idiocy, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including President Obama’s promise on climate change and Paul Ryan gets a less than favorable response on Inauguration Day.

Posted on Jan 21, 2013 READ MORE


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President Obama’s Inauguration 2013 Speech: Full Text

Barack Obama, the nation’s 44th president, was ceremonially sworn in for his second term Monday. Here is the entire text of the inaugural address that the president delivered at the Capitol.

Posted on Jan 21, 2013 READ MORE


Inauguration 2013: Obama Stumbles Over Presidential Oath Again

For the second time in as many inaugurations, the president flubbed the oath (albeit just slightly this time), getting tripped up over—of all portions—the “office of the President of the United States” part. 

Posted on Jan 21, 2013 READ MORE


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