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The History Lessons Obama Hopes We’ll Learn

The History Lessons Obama Hopes We’ll Learn

Presidents use references to great events as a way of acknowledging that what unites Americans is not ethnicity or even language but ideas and a shared past. President Obama cited historical moments in his inaugural; look for similar touchstones at the State of the Union address.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Eerie Echoes From The First State Of The Union

Eerie Echoes From The First State Of The Union

What were the issues George Washington raised in the State of the Union address 223 years ago? Some of the same ones you’re likely to hear from President Obama on Tuesday night.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Children Of Latino Immigrants Skew Even More Democratic Than Parents, Study Says

Children Of Latino Immigrants Skew Even More Democratic Than Parents, Study Says

The report also found that Latinos and Asian-Americans born in the U.S. are more likely to support abortion and gay rights than their foreign-born parents.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Critics Question Witness List Ahead Of Immigration Hearing

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro on Tuesday may be one of the few to call for a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. Some worry that the House hearing signals Republicans’ continued opposition to compromise.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Republicans Scramble To Repair Breech With Hispanics

The election thumping Republicans got Tuesday at the hands of Latino voters was severe. To formulate a fix for what went wrong, the party will need help from influential Republicans like former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Republicans Scramble To Repair Breach With Hispanics

Republicans Scramble To Repair Breach With Hispanics

The election thumping Republicans got Tuesday at the hands of Latino voters was severe. To formulate a fix for what went wrong, the party will need help from influential Republicans like former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Final Pre-Election Jobs Report Has News For Both Obama And Romney To Spin

The final jobs report before Election Day had news both presidential campaigns could use. President Obama can point to the number of new jobs created to claim that his policies are working. And Mitt Romney can point to an uptick in the jobless rate to make the case that the economy is at a standstill.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

Re-Election Campaign Reveals A President Looking For The Right Balance

Re-Election Campaign Reveals A President Looking For The Right Balance

Over the course of a long campaign, Americans have gotten a chance to learn more about President Obama. His personality and his performance as a leader, a debater and a candidate have all been under the microscope.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

‘Des Moines Register’ Endorses Romney With Eye Toward Economy

The Iowa paper favored Barack Obama for president in 2008 and hasn’t endorsed a Republican since Richard Nixon in 1972. “The president’s best efforts to resuscitate the stumbling economy have fallen short,” the Register writes.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us

In Search Of Obama’s Second-Term Agenda

In Search Of Obama’s Second-Term Agenda

The president has been relatively mum during the campaign about what he would do if given a second term. He outlined more specific ideas this week — but he hasn’t explained how he would get those ideas through Congress.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us