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- San Diego Voters Elect Republican Mayor To Fill Filner's Term February 12, 2014The special election was held after Democratic Mayor Bob Filner resigned. He was accused by multiple women of sexual harassment.
- Resolute Rhetoric: Obama's Confident Case For Government January 21, 2013Though wrung of much of the drama of his historic first inauguration, President Obama's efficient, specific and, at times, soaring address outshone his first with allusions to Lincoln, King and Kennedy. Speech experts and presidential historians weigh in on Obama's words and delivery.
- 'Aggressive' Obama Defends Entitlements, Highlights Social Issues January 21, 2013President Obama began his second term with an unapologetically liberal inaugural address, calling on Americans to work together to preserve entitlements, address climate change and extend civil rights. Conservative and libertarian observers noted an "aggressive" approach to the speech.
- What Now? Obama Leads Polarized Government Into Second Term January 21, 2013Unlike with his first swearing-in, Barack Obama does not face two ongoing wars and an economy on the verge of collapse. But thorny issues remain, and there's less hope than there was four years ago that Obama can bend Washington to his will.
- As It Happened: Obama Asks Americans To Carry 'Light Of Freedom' January 21, 2013"Being true to our founding documents does not require us to agree on every contour of life; it does not mean we will all define liberty in exactly the same way, or follow the same precise path to happiness," he says. "But it does require us to act in our time."
- Obama Takes Oath Of Office In White House Ceremony January 20, 2013Obama fulfilled the constitutional requirement to take the oath before noon on Jan. 20. He will repeat the oath in public on Monday.
- Obama So Far: Making History, Inspiring An Opposition January 20, 2013Barack Obama was always going to have a place in history as the first African-American president. That's no small feat given the nation's peculiar past. But achieving what other Democratic presidents couldn't fueled deep divisions within the country and set the table for a second term with daunting challenges.
- For Cartoonists Who Cover Obama: Four More Ears January 18, 2013Four years ago, when the nation's first African-American president was inaugurated, even conservative editorial cartoonists marked the moment with reverence. Now, not so much. Political cartoonists Scott Stantis of the Chicago Tribune and Matt Wuerker of Politico weigh in on the evolution of a president's image.
- Saying No To The Inauguration January 16, 2013For some Americans, next week's inauguration is a time to protest, not celebrate, the beginning of a second term for President Obama.
- Obama (Officially) Wins! Electoral College Votes Tallied Before Congress January 4, 2013On Friday, it was confirmed that President Obama won the election with 332 electoral votes tallied in his column. Of course this is old news. But the formal count mandated by the Constitution took place before a joint session of Congress, heavy on ceremony and light on attendance.
- It's Official: Electoral Votes Are Counted; Obama & Biden Won January 4, 2013At a joint session of Congress, the Electoral College votes from each state were read aloud.
- Not Your Father's (Or Mother's) Congress December 31, 2012Despite what has been called a status quo election, the 113th Congress will bring with it generational changes and some history, including the first all-female delegation for a state, and the fewest number of military veterans since World War II. Here are some of the noteworthy newcomers.
- Election Study: Black Turnout May Have Surpassed That Of Whites December 28, 2012Blacks also voted at a higher rate than other minorities in what could turn out to be a historic election, according to the Pew Research Center.
- Romney Didn't Want To Run, Son Says December 24, 2012The 2012 Republican presidential nominee had to be convinced by his family to get into the race, his son tells the Boston Globe. "He wanted to be president less than anyone I've met in my life," Tagg Romney says.
- Remembering Those Who Left Us In 2012 December 24, 2012George McGovern, Arlen Specter, Warren Rudman, Dan Inouye ... just some of the political giants who died in 2012. This week's super-sized Political Junkie column is dedicated to their memory.
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