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The Inauguration Of Barack Obama

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Barack Obama is now the 44th president of the United States. He took the oath of office just a few minutes after noon. In speech the new President called for a "new era of responsibility."

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"SHHH!" Jill Biden Slips Up On Oprah

Updated: 01/19/2009 - The wife of Vice President-elect Joe Biden let it slip to Oprah Winfrey Monday that her husband had a pick of two jobs in the Obama administration.

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Blog Zone: Inauguration 2008

Updated: 01/21/2009 - A 17-year-old from Wilson blogs about his inauguration experiences in Washington D.C.

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Obama Rides The Rails To DC For Inaugural Kickoff

Posted: 01/18/2009 - Invoking hope and history, President-elect Barack Obama rolled into the capital city Saturday night after pledging to help bring the nation "a new Declaration of Independence" and promising to rise to the stern challenges of the times.

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Who Is Michelle Obama?

Posted: 01/17/2009 - She is the family powerhouse who demanded that her husband quit smoking and who, when he called her to celebrate a legislative accomplishment, cut him off to say ants were overrunning the kitchen and bathroom and he needed to bring home traps.

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NCDOT Suspending Projects Around Inauguration

Posted: 01/17/2009 - North Carolina is suspending work on some major construction projects as it prepares for traffic heading to and from President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration.

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Obama: 'Dramatic Action' Needed Now To Fix Economy

Posted: 01/17/2009 - President-elect Barack Obama made a pitch for his massive economic stimulus plan at a Midwestern factory that manufactures wind turbine parts, saying Friday his proposal would make smart investments in the country's future and create solid jobs in up-and-coming industries.

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UN To Obama: Don't Change Afghan Strategy

Posted: 01/16/2009 - The top U.N. official in Afghanistan said U.S. President-elect Barack Obama should resist calls to change strategy in Afghanistan, urging him instead to focus on implementing the one already being pursued.

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In Farewell Speech, Bush Says He Kept Nation Safe

Posted: 01/16/2009 - As Americans get ready to turn the page on George W. Bush, the president offered his own first draft of history, saying that while his policies have been unpopular there can be little debate about the results: "America has gone more than seven years without another terrorist attack on our soil."

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Obama's AG Pick On Track For Confirmation

Posted: 01/16/2009 - Eric Holder appears headed for confirmation as attorney general after declaring a new course in U.S. counterterrorism policy, but a Senate panel still wants to hear more about his decisions as a Clinton administration Justice Department official.

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Hagan Supports New Bailout

Posted: 01/15/2009 - North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan supports the release of $350 billion in bailout funds, shifting her position just a few months after opposing a bailout bill that passed while she was running for Congress.

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Hollywood Coming East For Inauguration

Posted: 01/14/2009 - President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration next week could make Washington resemble Hollywood on Oscar night, only colder.

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Perdue Making DC Trip, Stimulus Expected Topic

Posted: 01/14/2009 - Gov. Beverly Perdue said North Carolina would have to make "draconian cuts" in the state budget without help from the federal government in an expected economic stimulus package.

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Stakes High In Bailout Vote For Obama, Democrats

Posted: 01/14/2009 - President-elect Barack Obama eventually will gain access to the second half of the $700 billion financial bailout fund — politics notwithstanding and more likely sooner than later.

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