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Obama sworn in as 44th U.S. President

President Barack Obama took the oath of office as the 44th president of the United States and delivered an inaugural address focusing on the themes of sacrifice and renewal on Tuesday, January 20, 2009.

Obama sworn in as 44th U.S. President

President Barack Obama took the oath of office as the 44th president of the United States and delivered an inaugural address focusing on the themes of sacrifice and renewal on Tuesday, January 20, 2009.


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President Barack Obama took the oath of office as the 44th president of the United States and delivered an inaugural address focusing on the themes of sacrifice and renewal on January 20, 2009.

Obama Speech Calls for 'Era of Responsibility'

JAKE TAPPER ABC News 20.01.2009
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President-elect Leads By Example; Pomp and Volunteer Work on MLK Day


'Anything possible,' Obama tells joyous crowd

DAVID ESPO and BEN FELLER AP 19.01.2009
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Two days from the White House, President-elect Barack Obama joined a vast throng Sunday at a joyous pre-inauguration celebration staged among marble monuments to past heroes. "Anything is possible in America," declared the man wh...

Economy now top issue for Hispanics, poll finds

JAMES PINKERTON Houston Chronicle  16.01.2009
Economy now top issue for Hispanics, poll finds

Worries over the U.S. economy have overtaken immigration among the top issues that Hispanics — the nation’s largest group of immigrants — say should be tackled by President-elect Barack Obama’s administration, according to a Pew Hispanic Center su...


Illinois House impeaches Governor Rod Blagojevich

Chicago Breaking News 10.01.2009
Illinois House impeaches Governor Rod Blagojevich

SPRINGFIELD---In a historic vote, the Illinois House has impeached Gov. Rod Blagojevich, directing the Senate to put the state's 40th chief executive on trial with the goal of removing him from office.

Congress makes it official for Obama

Janet Hook Los Angeles Times  09.01.2009
Congress makes it official for Obama

Washington -- It may seem as if Barack Obama has been president-elect for months. But it was only on Thursday that he officially gained that status, as Congress met in a joint session to tally and certify the vote of the electoral college.


Attorneys see echoes of Burris' actions on '92 appeal

MAURICE POSSLEY Chicago Sun-Times  07.01.2009
Attorneys see echoes of Burris' actions on '92 appeal

Roland Burris should walk away from Barack Obama's Senate seat, according to an attorney who resigned from handling criminal appeals when Roland Burris was state attorney general after he ignored her plea that he was prosecuting an innocent man.

Obama defends choice for CIA chief

Greg Miller and Peter Nicholas Los Angeles Times  07.01.2009
Obama defends choice for CIA chief

Washington -- After promising during the campaign to restore order and accountability to the nation's spy agencies, President-elect Barack Obama has been beset by uncharacteristic blunders in his effort to assemble an intelligence team. His select...


Paterson's Senate pick remains a guessing game

Dan Janison Newsday  07.01.2009
Paterson's Senate pick remains a guessing game

If this were an election campaign, the cliched question of the moment would be whether Caroline Kennedy peaked too soon. But because Kennedy is seeking appointment to the seat that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton expects to vacate, the law says Kenned...

Paterson to deliver somber State of the State speech

JAMES T. MADORE Newsday  07.01.2009
Paterson to deliver somber State of the State speech

ALBANY - In his first State of the State speech, Gov. David A. Paterson is expected today to stress urgency in closing a record budget deficit while also proposing to give young adults more access to health insurance.


Report: Meg Whitman to run for California governor

Meg Whitman, the former president and chief executive of eBay, is setting her sights on the most powerful CEO position in California.

Labor Unions' Top Priority Faces Delay

KRIS MAHER The Wall Street Journal  07.01.2009
Labor Unions' Top Priority Faces Delay

Unions likely won't see action soon on legislation that would make it easier to organize workers, but Democrats are moving to back a pair of less-controversial bills that would facilitate filing discrimination suits against employers.


Family Seeks to Block Use Of Fund to Close Florida Gap

COREY DADE The Wall Street Journal  07.01.2009
Family Seeks to Block Use Of Fund to Close Florida Gap

The family of former Florida Gov. Lawton Chiles has assembled a team of lawyers to try to block state officials from dipping into an endowment named for the late politician to help close a projected $2.3 billion budget deficit.

A President Forgotten but Not Gone

FRANK RICH The New York Times 06.01.2009
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WE like our failed presidents to be Shakespearean, or at least large enough to inspire Oscar-worthy performances from magnificent tragedians like Frank Langella. So here, too, George W. Bush has let us down. Even the banality of evil is too grandi...


Cheney: Bush's actions legal if not impeached

Andrew McLemore The Raw Story 06.01.2009
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If you don't get punished, you didn't go anything wrong, right? That's the message Vice President Dick Cheney gave in an interview with CBS' Bob Schieffer on Sunday, suggesting that a president's actions are legal if those actions didn't result in...

Palin Says New Parents Levi and Bristol 'Working Their Butts Off'

Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin says both her 18-year-old daughter Bristol, who gave birth to son Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston on Saturday, and fiance Levi Johnston are working hard to balance schoolwork with their new parental ob...


Extension sought in Blagojevich case

The Boston Globe 01.01.2009
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In the latest wrinkle in the Rod Blagojevich political soap opera, the chief federal prosecutor in the case asked yesterday for more time to indict the Illinois governor.

Gender divide on Kennedy's ability

Just over half of all Americans say that Caroline Kennedy is qualified to be a U.S. senator, while more than 40 percent disagree, according to a new poll.



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