REEL TALK Monday mix: Kid President
I was just introduced to this over the weekend. Even if you've already seen it, it'll still make you smile. (I've watched it twice today.) It features a kid, a football and a pep talk that you won't s... Posted on 4/29/13 at 8:26 AM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Electoral College a learning experience
Joe Moren taught high school students about the Electoral College for 40 years, but he really came to understand it Monday when he cast a vote for Barack Obama.
The 82-year-old Hibbing man, one of ... Posted on 12/18/12 at 8:03 AM
CRACKER-BARREL PHILOSOPHER Mitt - Champ or Chump?
Mitt Romney, the chosen Republican presidential candidate for 2012, has said many times in the last several weeks things that I would like to re-familiarize all of us with.
He's said that there are 2... Posted on 11/2/12 at 2:32 PM
THE FLENSBURGER FILES Joachim Gauck is President of Germany. Who is Mr. Gauck?
We all have our political discussions at the dinner table this evening. In the US, many families are talking about the elections of 2012 and the direction the country is going regardless of ... Posted on 3/22/12 at 10:31 AM
HEALTHY TIDBITS Want To Contact Our President
It's not that hard to write a letter to our president. You can write on the following website:
You could also send him a letter:
President Obama, The White House... Posted on 4/18/11 at 4:09 PM
“Short Cuts” are expedient, pretension-free movie reviews. This installment tackles three somewhat-overlooked DVD releases: “An American Affair,” which solidifies JFK’s legacy as an unstoppable playboy; a documentary about the marijuana trade, “The Union”; and “Guns,” a Canadian miniseries which is only slightly more imaginative than its title.
President Obama is scheduled to appear Thursday on the "Tonight Show." It's a ratings coup for Jay Leno, and the president can let his charisma shine. But better venues exist for him to communicate with Americans at a critical time.
As President Obama prepares to address Congress and the American people Tuesday night in what is effectively his first State of the Union address, he faces three key questions about how he’ll use the moment.
After the flub heard around the world, President Barack Obama has taken the oath of office. Again. Chief Justice John Roberts delivered the oath to Obama on Wednesday night at the White House--a rare do-over.
Barack Obama was inaugurated 44th president of the United States today before a huge chanting crowd in Washington, D.C. In the Northland and across the country, millions of Americans watched the ceremony on TV and Web sites.
On the eve of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday celebration and his own historic swearing-in as president, Barack Obama stood Sunday in front of the Lincoln Memorial, evoked the country’s heroes and heritage and told the nation that “the dream of our founders will live on in time.”
David Lightman and Margaret Talev
, January 19, 2009
Cleo Breeze shook things up in Duluth. For much of the 1960s, she took it upon herself to teach black history — often to the dismay of parents and colleagues — to her overwhelmingly white students at Lincoln Elementary School.
Get ready for the geek-in-chief. President-elect Barack Obama used to collect comic books, can’t part with his BlackBerry, and once flashed Leonard “Mr. Spock” Nimoy the Vulcan “Live Long and Prosper” sign.
WASHINGTON — The members of the national security team that President-elect Barack Obama named Monday are all strong-willed public servants who at times have vehemently disagreed with changes he proposes to U.S. national security policy.
WASHINGTON — The first meeting of incoming and outgoing presidents has been a rite of passage fraught with emotion, surprises and the rare exchange of secrets between leaders of opposite political parties.
WASHINGTON — Transition advisers to President-elect Barack Obama have compiled a list of about 200 Bush administration actions and executive orders that could be swiftly undone to reverse White House policies on climate change, stem cell research, reproductive rights and other issues, according to congressional Democrats, campaign aides and experts working with the transition team.
By Ceci Connolly and R. Jeffrey Smith
, November 10, 2008
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