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Obama's Second Inaugural Address Didn't Win Over Many Republicans

Many Republicans were hoping for something akin to the president's 2004 convention speech where he talked about there being no red America or blue America but the United States of America.
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For GOP, Obama's 'Very Ideological' Speech Not Wearing Well

If President Obama's second inaugural speech did anything for conservatives, it was to reaffirm their suspicion of the president as an unreconstructed liberal. After a day of reflection, former vice presidential opponent Paul Ryan said it showed Obama as a "proud and confident liberal progressive."
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Divine Rhetoric: God In The Inaugural Address

George Washington invoked the Almighty, but the word "God" wasn't used in an inaugural address until James Monroe. Since then, few presidents have missed the opportunity to put God in their inaugural speeches.
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Debt Limit? What Debt Limit?

House Republicans agreed to a short-term increase in the debt limit, but their proposal does a whole lot more than that.
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Stonewall? Explaining Obama's Historic Gay-Rights Reference

President Obama made history in his inaugural address when he mentioned Stonewall in the same breath as Selma, the Alabama town considered the birthplace of the black-rights movement, and Seneca Falls, the upstate New York site of the first women's-rights convention.

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