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Opinion: Obama "You Didn't Build That" Comment Incites Class Warfare

Friday, July 20, 2012

Barack Obama was taking the world's most obvious shot at Mitt Romney for being successful and when it blew up in his face it became a case of being misquote or words taken out of context.

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The Takeaway

President Obama to Make Buffett Rule Central Focus of Campaign

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The pressure is on. The Senate isn’t set to vote on the so-called “Buffett Rule” until next week. But the White House is already setting the stage to make the rule, which would require those making more than a million dollars a year to pay at least 30 percent in federal income tax, a central plank of President Obama’s re-election campaign. Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich joins us.

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On The Media

South Africa's Uncertain Political Future

Friday, October 21, 2011

Seventeen years after the fall of apartheid, South Africa's ANC government has failed to provide basic services to the people of South Africa. Andrew Meldrum of GlobalPost reported from southern Africa for almost three decades. He says he's afraid that the rhetoric of a young firebrand Julius Malema may speak to people's discontent and help usher in an era of real instability in South Africa. 

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The Takeaway

The History of Class Warfare

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Before President Obama had even made his deficit speech, Congressman Paul Ryan spelled out his concerns over its impact. On Sunday, he accused Obama on Fox News of launching "class warfare" by introducing the so-called Buffett Rule. The president rebuffed the remarks saying "This is not class warfare. It's math." 

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Schoolbook

In Poll, Parents Give Teachers Extra Credit

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

New Yorkers’ opinions of teachers appears to have improved in the last seven years, a new New York Times poll shows. In 2004, 22 percent of poll respondents said that teachers were the best thing about their child’s public school. This year, 33 percent called teachers the best thing, and more parents answered teachers than anything else both times.

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‘Class Warfare’ Ignites Class Debate

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Criticism and debate have followed the publication of Steven Brill's “Class Warfare: Inside the Fight to Fix America’s Schools," arguably the back-to-school book of the year.

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