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WNYC News

Obama on Immigration Overhaul: 'Now Is the Time'

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Declaring "now is the time" to fix broken immigration laws, President Barack Obama on Tuesday heralded a rare show of bipartisanship between the White House and Senate lawmakers on principles for putting millions of illegal immigrants on a pathway to citizenship, cracking down on businesses that employ people illegally and tightening security at the borders.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Poll: What Should Obama's 2nd Term Priority Be?

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Second Term Inaugural Message

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

President Obama's 2nd inaugural speech was a call to action on climate change, immigration, women's rights, and other issues. Clarence Page, syndicated columnist for the Chicago Tribune, Newsday and other national publications, talks about the inauguration, the speech, and the president's second term agenda.

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Schoolbook

Harlem Students Celebrate Obama's Second Inauguration

Monday, January 21, 2013

About a thousand students and family members turned out to watch President Barack Obama's second inauguration at a Harlem armory.

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WNYC News

Video and Transcript: President Obama's Second Inaugural Speech

Monday, January 21, 2013

(As prepared for delivery)

Vice President Biden, Mr. Chief Justice, Members of the United States Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens: 

Each time we gather to inaugurate a president, we bear witness to the enduring strength of our Constitution. We affirm the promise of our democracy. We recall that what binds this nation together is not the colors of our skin or the tenets of our faith or the origins of our names. What makes us exceptional – what makes us American – is our allegiance to an idea, articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Write the Next "Ask Not..."

Monday, January 21, 2013

Some of American rhetoric's most famous lines have been given during inaugural addresses.

What line would you write for Barack Obama's 2nd inaugural speech?

 

Submit one line (and one line only!) that will echo through the ages in the comments section below.

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WNYC News

Watch Live: President Obama's Second Inauguration

Monday, January 21, 2013

Watch President Barack Obama's second inauguration, live from the National Mall in Washington D.C. The ceremony will feature performances by Beyonce, James Taylor and poet Richard Blanco. As you watch, help us create a People's Poem, by Tweeting your ideas using #PrezPoem and follow along with the best responses.

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The Washington Report

What to Expect from Obama's Second Inauguration

Monday, January 21, 2013

It's Inauguration Day. In this week's Washington Report, David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, talks to Kerry Nolan about what to look for in President Obama's second inaugural address, and how this event compares to his first inauguration.

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Watch Live: President Obama and VP Biden Announce New Gun Measures

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

President Obama and Vice President Biden unveil new proposals addressing gun violence. Watch live and Tweet your reactions along with us

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Watch Live: President Obama News Conference

Monday, January 14, 2013

President Obama will host the final press conference of his first term today, weeks after a contentious debt ceiling negotiation. 

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WNYC News

Watch Live | Obama Statement on Fiscal Cliff

Monday, December 31, 2012

President Obama is expected to make a statement on the fiscal cliff at 1:30 p.m. Officials familiar with the negotiations say the contours of a deal have emerged.

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Watch Live | President Obama Makes Statement on Fiscal Cliff

Friday, December 28, 2012

Following a meeting with congressional leaders on the so-called fiscal cliff, President Barack Obama is expected to make a statement at 5:45 p.m.

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WNYC News

Tax Reform Options Spread Pain Differently for New Yorkers

Friday, December 21, 2012

As a compromise remains out of reach for President Obama and John Boehner on how to revamp spending and tax policies in 2013, a new analysis looks at five different scenarios for tax reform and how each would affect the annual bills paid by New Yorkers.

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Watch: President Obama on Policy After Newtown

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

President Obama speaks about the policy process the administration will pursue in the wake of the Newtown tragedy. Watch the remarks and read a transcript below.

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WNYC News

Obama Asks for $60.4B in Sandy Aid

Friday, December 07, 2012

The White House has proposed $60.4 billion in aid to states hit by Sandy. It's a figure that's less than the $82 billion in federal aid sought by New York, New Jersey and Connecticut in the aftermath of the storm.

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New Jersey News

On 'The Daily Show,' Christie Defends Relationship With Obama

Friday, December 07, 2012

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said he is hopeful that the federal government will give his state the money that it needs to recover from Sandy — and defended his relationship with President Barack Obama during his appearance on "The Daily Show" Thursday.

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WNYC News

Obama to Ask for $50B in Sandy Aid, Democrats Say

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Democrats on Capitol Hill say President Barack Obama is preparing to ask Congress for about $50 billion in additional emergency aid for states hit by Sandy.

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WNYC News

Conversation on Comprehensive Immigration Reform Changes After Election

Saturday, November 24, 2012

The tenor of the immigration debate is quickly changing following the elections. For the first time in years both Republicans and Democrats are talking about a possible path to citizenship for illegal immigrants.

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WNYC News

Obama Commits to Long-Term Rebuilding, but Not Cuomo's $30B Ask

Thursday, November 15, 2012

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President Barack Obama spent part of the day touring the New York City area to view damage left by Sandy and learn about local recovery efforts.

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