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Measuring the unintended consequences of drones

May 1, 2013
What are the unintended consequences of pilotless drone aircraft used to kill suspected terrorists overseas?
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A chart of how much time Barack Obama spends in economic meetings and on vacation

Apr 29, 2013
Comparing the hours President Obama spent in meetings about the economy, and on golf outings, in 2012.
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A tale of two paycuts

Apr 3, 2013
One was voluntary, the other was not.
Posted In: salary, JC Penney, Barack Obama

Obama's economic challenges, part two

Jan 22, 2013
The crises Obama inherited have passed. But to push his new agenda, he’ll have to tackle thorny budget and debt issues constraining the economy.
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Obama uses campaign machine to push agenda

Jan 21, 2013
President Obama will use a deep campaign database and volunteer network in a new nonprofit. Some are concerned because it can take corporate money.
Posted In: Obama campaign, Immigration, budget, Barack Obama, campaign, nonprofit

A Data-Mining Inauguration App, and a 3D printed Smartphone Case

Jan 21, 2013
A new app from the Presidential Inauguration Committee seems like a handy tool for people visiting Washington, D.C. to watch President Obama take his second (public) Oath of Office. But critics say the app is data-mining for political purposes.
Posted In: apps, politics, inauguration, Barack Obama, 3D printing, nokia

Born on Inauguration Day: Health care hits home

Jan 17, 2013
As chaplain at a children's hospital in downtown Chicago, the daughter of a stage-four cancer survivor, and an Inauguration-Day baby, this coming January 20th holds special significance for Ashley-Anne Masters.
Posted In: health care, Barack Obama, inauguration

Born on Inauguration Day: Growing up with presidents

Jan 17, 2013
24-year-old Larry Sequino isn't sure when he first realized his birthday fell on Inauguration Day -- he was born during George H.W. Bush's inauguration -- but he's been proud of it ever since.
Posted In: Barack Obama, Mitt Romney

Obama: Put someone in charge of gun-regulating agency

Jan 17, 2013
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms hasn't had a permanent director in six years. President Obama called for confirmation of his nominee as part of his gun-safety proposals.
Posted In: Barack Obama, gun control, Newtown

Literary voices: What does 'Hope' mean now?

Jan 16, 2013
Poet Tracy K. Smith offers her perspective on Barack Obama's campaign message of hope four years later.
Posted In: writing, Barack Obama, hope

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