Barack Obama’s Crisis-Driven Second Term

In his January inaugural address sketching out the promise of a second presidential term, here are some things Barack Obama did not mention: Surveillance. Drones. Syria. Chechnya. North Korea. Benghazi. Guantanamo. And yet from roughly March 6, the day Rand Paul staged his 13-hour Senate filibuster to protest Obama’s drone policies, the White House has been whiplashed from one foreign […]

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Obama’s Second Inaugural: A New Term, a More Progressive Tone

For his second Inauguration, Barack Obama delivered the campaign speech he never got to give before his re-election, a paean to progressive values that called for a new movement of citizen activism to combat global warming, push for more gun control, protect entitlements and strive for greater equality among economic classes, genders and sexual orientations. “You and I, as citizens, […]

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Obama’s Cabinet Shuffle

The composition of President Barack Obama’s second term Cabinet became clearer Wednesday, with Labor Secretary Hilda Solis resigning and three other members of the president’s team deciding to stay on amid concerns about diversity in Obama’s inner circle. Solis, a former California congresswoman and one of the highest-ranking Hispanics in the Cabinet, said she was departing after leading the department […]

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