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Daunting tasks load Obama second term agenda

December 3, 2012

The president fulfilled 37 percent of his campaign promises. Some dispute that, saying the president did a lot of heavy lifting in his first term—health care, Wall Street reform, the stimulus—and he would have accomplished more if Republicans had not blocked him at every turn.

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Romney: Obama won with ‘gifts’ to certain voters

November 25, 2012

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is telling top donors that President Barack Obama won re-election because of the “gifts” he had already provided to blacks, Hispanics and young voters and because of the president’s effort to paint Romney as anti-immigrant.

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Goodbye, cursive writing?

November 18, 2012

The rise of technology could mean the downfall of cursive writing in schools. On Tuesday, the Kansas State Board of Education will ponder the future of cursive writing and its possible elimination from the curriculum. In its place, school districts could place more emphasis on typing.

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Gay marriage, marijuana backed in historic votes

November 9, 2012

Altering the course of U.S social policy, Maine and Maryland became the first states to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote, while Washington state and Colorado set up a showdown with federal authorities by legalizing recreational use of marijuana.

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Ailing Jesse Jackson Jr. wins re-election

November 9, 2012

The ailing U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. easily won re-election Tuesday despite a months-long medical leave that kept him from campaigning. Jackson wasn’t expected to lose, but three little-known and vocal challengers had continually brought up his name and corruption allegations against him.

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Massachusetts Sen. elect Elizabeth Warren

November 9, 2012

Newly elected Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she’ll go to Washington believing there is a “lot of room for compromise” on the most pressing issue facing Congress: What to do about the deficit and the impending fiscal crisis.

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