Political Headlines February 8, 2013: President Barack Obama to Lay Out Broad Agenda in State of the Union Address

POLITICAL HEADLINES

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OBAMA PRESIDENCY & THE 113TH CONGRESS:

THE HEADLINES….

Obama to Lay Out Broad Agenda in State of the Union

Source: U.S. News & World Report (blog), 2-8-13

President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday will shape his presidency for at least the next year, his advisers say, and he is expected to set a detailed agenda on taxes and spending, job creation, immigration, gun control, education, and slowing climate change….READ MORE

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Political Headlines February 8, 2013: New Quinnipiac Poll Shows Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio More Popular Than President Barack Obama

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OBAMA PRESIDENCY & THE 113TH CONGRESS:

THE HEADLINES….

New Poll Shows Hillary Clinton, Marco Rubio More Popular Than Obama

Source: National Journal, 2-8-13

President Barack Obama’s second term just got under way, but it’s outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who is far more popular, according to a new Quinnipiac poll testing politicians’ favorability ratings….READ MORE

Political Headlines February 8, 2013: Panel Vote on Chuck Hagel’s Confirmation Hasn’t Been Rescheduled

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OBAMA PRESIDENCY & THE 113TH CONGRESS:

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Panel Vote on Chuck Hagel’s Confirmation Hasn’t Been Rescheduled

Source: ABC News Radio, 2-8-13

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Whatever happened to Chuck Hagel’s nomination to become the next secretary of defense?

Following a contentious hearing last week in which Republicans on the Senate Armed Services Committee raised serious concerns about President Obama’s pick to head the Pentagon, a vote was scheduled by the panel Wednesday to determine if the nomination would advance to the full Senate.

However, GOP questions about fees Hagel collected for speeches and other matters forced Democratic Committee Chairman Carl Levin to postpone the vote….READ MORE

Political Headlines February 8, 2013: William “Mo” Cowan Sworn in as Interim Massachusetts Senator, Senate Warmly Welcomes Second African-American Member

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Senate Warmly Welcomes Second African-American Member

Source: ABC News Radio, 2-8-13

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William “Mo” Cowan was sworn in as the interim U.S. senator from Massachusetts on Thursday, filling the seat left vacant by new Secretary of State John Kerry.

Upon his swearing-in by Vice President Joe Biden, the Senate erupted into raucous applause….READ MORE

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