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  • Obama concedes he hasn't brought country together (Still gives himself a B+)

    01/13/2010 4:20:17 AM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 31 replies · 884+ views
    Breitbart (AP) ^ | January 13, 2010
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he has not succeeded in bringing the country together, acknowledging an atmosphere of divisiveness that has washed away the lofty national feeling surrounding his inauguration a year ago. "That's what's been lost this year ... that whole sense of changing how Washington works," Obama said in an interview with People magazine. The president said his second-year agenda will be refocused on uniting the country around common values, "whether we're Democrats or Republicans." "We all want work that's satisfying, pays the bills and gives children a better future and security," Obama said in the...
  • Please Freep this CNN Poll

    01/12/2010 5:21:42 PM PST · by NorwegianViking · 29 replies · 1,436+ views
    CNN ^ | 01/12/10
    How do you rate Obama's first year?
  • Obama's Brilliant First Year

    11/28/2009 10:11:29 AM PST · by takbodan · 20 replies · 1,045+ views
    Slate ^ | 11/28/09 | Jacob Weisberg
    About one thing, left and right seem to agree these This conventional wisdom about Obama's first year isn't just premature—it's sure to be flipped on its head by the anniversary of his inauguration on Jan. 20. If, as seems increasingly likely, Obama wins passage of a health care reform a bill by that date, he will deliver his first State of the Union address having accomplished more than any other postwar American president at a comparable point in his presidency.
  • Castro marks first year on sidelines (since Fidel "withdrew" from day-to-day government)

    07/31/2007 7:40:24 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 213+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/31/07 | Andrea Rodriguez - ap
    HAVANA - Cuba passed the one-year anniversary of Fidel Castro's withdrawal from power without official mention of the fact on Tuesday — but Castro published an essay proclaiming Cuba's victories at the Pan American games were a triumph for the revolution. "On 59 occasions we heard the spirited notes of the Cuban National Anthem playing — in spite of everything!" Castro wrote in the latest of a series of columns, referring to the 59 gold medals the country won during the hemispheric competition in Rio de Janeiro — second only to the United States. Castro, who turns 81 on Aug....