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President Obama's New Year's Resolution Is...

...well, it doesn't involve diet or exercise

(Newser) - President Obama's New Year's resolutions: Grow the economy, create jobs, and strengthen the middle class, though he warned today that the economic recovery is still fragile as the calendar turns to 2011. In his weekly radio and Internet address, taped from Hawaii, the president also said that Democrats and Republicans... More »

Obama: Let's Be Thankful... and Start Cooperating

President uses Thanksgiving address as a call for unity

(Newser) - President Obama gave his weekly address a few days early in order to wish the country Happy Thanksgiving—and call for bipartisan cooperation, CNN reports. Today, the first family will give thanks for “the God-given bounty of America and the blessings of one another,” he said, adding that... More »

Opposition to School Speech 'Silly': Gibbs

Obama press secretary also hints at possible racially-driven censorship

(Newser) - Robert Gibbs fired back today at critics of President Obama's planned address to school children, calling it "a little bit of the silly season," the Hill reports. Noting that that Ronald Reagan and the elder President Bush both made school addresses, he painted Obama's critics as censors,... More »

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