Political Headlines February 21, 2013: President Barack Obama Thanks Jimmy Carter’s Grandson for ’47 Percent’ Tape

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OBAMA PRESIDENCY & THE 113TH CONGRESS:

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Obama Thanks Jimmy Carter’s Grandson for ’47 Percent’ Tape

Source: ABC News Radio, 2-21-13

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President Obama has finally thanked Jimmy Carter’s grandson for helping him win the 2012 presidential election.

It was James Carter, grandson of the former president, who brought the now-famous “47 percent” tape to light, connecting Mother Jones columnist David Corn to the source who secretly filmed it at a Mitt Romney fundraiser….READ MORE

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Political Headlines February 21, 2013: VP Joe Biden Speech on Gun Violence in Connecticut ‘Moral Price to Be Paid for Inaction’ on Guns

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Biden: ‘Moral Price to Be Paid for Inaction’ on Guns

Source: ABC News Radio,  2-21-13

Speaking just over 10 miles away from Sandy Hook Elementary on Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden warned Congress that there is a “moral price” that will be paid if action is not taken to prevent gun violence.

“I say to my colleagues who will watch this and listen to this, I say to you, if you’re concerned about your political survival, you should be concerned about the survival of our children, and guess what? I believe the price to be paid politically will go to those who refuse to act, who refuse to step forward because America’s changed on this issue.  You should all know the American people are with us,” Biden said at a conference on gun violence at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, Conn. “There’s a moral price to be paid for inaction.”…READ MORE

History Buzz February 21, 2013: Robert Caro wins $50,000 American History Book Prize from the New York Historical Society

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Robert Caro wins $50,000 history prize

Source: AP, 2-21-13

  Historian Robert Caro.

Historian Robert Caro

Robert Caro has won yet another literary prize, this one worth $50,000.

The New-York Historical Society announced Thursday that Caro had won its American History Book Prize for the fourth volume of his Lyndon Johnson series, The Passage of Power….READ MORE

Political Headlines February 21, 2013: President Barack Obama Confident Immigration Reform Will Pass Despite Leaked Plan in Univision Interview

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Obama Confident Immigration Reform Will Pass Despite Leaked Plan

Source: ABC News Radio, 2-21-13 

President Obama insisted on Wednesday that Congress will pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill, saying that a leaked copy of a White House proposal that irked Republicans working on a bipartisan bill won’t jeopardize the effort to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws.

During an interview with Univision San Antonio affiliate KWEX, the president claimed, “The negotiations are still moving forward.  Information floats out of Washington all the time; that shouldn’t prevent anybody from moving forward.”…READ MORE

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