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  1. Barack Obama

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    Phi Delta Kappan, 2008

    2008-01-01

    This article presents a speech that Senator Barack Obama delivered in Thornton, Colorado, in May 2008, summarizing his education beliefs and proposals. One of the highlights of Obama's education proposal is fixing the broken promises of No Child Left Behind (NCLB). As President, he will work with the nation's governors and educators to create and…

  2. President Barack Obama Fax: (202) 4562461

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    Plotkin, Joshua B.

    President Barack Obama Fax: (202) 4562461 Dear President Obama: July 28, 2010 As a medic@cis.upenn.edu www.cis.upenn.edu/grad/mfelker.shtml Versions of this letter were also faxed to Mrs. Obama, relevant

  3. December 5, 2012 The Honorable Barack Obama

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    Rivest, Ronald L.

    December 5, 2012 The Honorable Barack Obama President of the United States The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Obama: We agree wholeheartedly with your call

  4. False Choices: Barack Obama's Balance Rhetoric

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    Bare, Andrew Mitchell

    2011-05-25

    Barack Obama's speeches have been analyzed by journalists and academic researchers from countless angles. There remains a hole in the literature, however, as few researchers have systematically noted the President's use of "balance rhetoric...

  5. Putting Barack Obama's Candidacy in Historical Perspective

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    Rogers, Ibram

    2008-01-01

    Senator Barack Obama's historic candidacy for president of the United States has generated an intense and thoughtful national discussion within Black America. His campaign has brought several issues to the fore. Recently, the author spoke with five of the most preeminent Black scholars in the nation to search out some of their thoughts on five key…

  6. Start-Up Rhetoric in Eight Speeches of Barack Obama

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    O'Connell, Daniel C.; Kowal, Sabine; Sabin, Edward J.; Lamia, John F.; Dannevik, Margaret

    2010-01-01

    Our purpose in the following was to investigate the start-up rhetoric employed by U.S. President Barack Obama in his speeches. The initial 5 min from eight of his speeches from May to September of 2009 were selected for their variety of setting, audience, theme, and purpose. It was generally hypothesized that Barack Obama, widely recognized for…

  7. Barack Obama, the Exodus Tradition, and the Joshua Generation

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    Murphy, John M.

    2011-01-01

    This essay explores Barack Obama's invocation of the Exodus during his 2008 presidential campaign. It argues Obama's turn to Exodus, his rare embodiment of Joshua, and his renewal of the American covenant nicely addressed major rhetorical problems that he faced. Of equal importance, his campaign oratory opens an important line of inquiry into the…

  8. Unity and Duality in Barack Obama's "A More Perfect Union"

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    Terrill, Robert E.

    2009-01-01

    Faced with a racialized political crisis that threatened to derail his campaign to become the first African American president of the United States, Barack Obama delivered a speech on race titled "A More Perfect Union." He begins by portraying himself as an embodiment of double consciousness, but then invites his audience to share his doubled…

  9. Paid for by Obama for America BARACK OBAMA'S PLAN TO MAKE AMERICA A GLOBAL ENERGY LEADER

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    Ford, Andrew

    plan to combat global warming and achieve energy security will: Implement an economy-wide capPaid for by Obama for America BARACK OBAMA'S PLAN TO MAKE AMERICA A GLOBAL ENERGY LEADER Our nation is confronted by two major energy challenges ­ global climate change and our dependence on foreign oil ­ both

  10. Positive emotions and the social broadening effects of Barack Obama.

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    Ong, Anthony D; Burrow, Anthony L; Fuller-Rowell, Thomas E

    2012-10-01

    Past experiments have demonstrated that the cognitive broadening produced by positive emotions may extend to social contexts. Building on this evidence, we hypothesized that positive emotions triggered by thinking about Barack Obama may broaden and expand people's sense of self to include others. Results from an expressive-writing study demonstrated that African American college students prompted to write about Obama immediately prior to and after the 2008 presidential election used more plural self-references, fewer other-references, and more social references. Mediation analyses revealed that writing about Obama increased positive emotions, which in turn increased the likelihood that people thought in terms of more-inclusive superordinate categories (we and us rather than they and them). Implications of these findings for the role of positive emotions in perspective-taking and intergroup relations are considered. PMID:22905966

  11. Start-up rhetoric in eight speeches of Barack Obama.

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    O'Connell, Daniel C; Kowal, Sabine; Sabin, Edward J; Lamia, John F; Dannevik, Margaret

    2010-10-01

    Our purpose in the following was to investigate the start-up rhetoric employed by U.S. President Barack Obama in his speeches. The initial 5 min from eight of his speeches from May to September of 2009 were selected for their variety of setting, audience, theme, and purpose. It was generally hypothesized that Barack Obama, widely recognized for the excellence of his rhetorical performance, would pursue both constant and variable strategies in his effort to establish contact with his audience. More specifically, it was hypothesized that the make-up of the audience--primarily native or non-native speakers of English--would be a prominent independent variable. A number of temporal and verbal measures were used as dependent variables. Variations were evident in mean length in syllables and duration in seconds of utterances (articulatory phrases), articulation rate in syllables per second of ontime, mean duration of silent pauses in seconds, and frequency of fillers, hesitations, colloquial words and phrases, introductory phrases, and 1st person singular pronominals. Results indicated that formality versus informality of the setting and presence or absence of a teleprompter were more prominent than native versus non-native audiences. Our analyses confirm Obama's skillfulness in challenging and variable settings and clearly detect orderliness and scientific generalizability in language use. The concept of orality/literacy provides a theoretical background and emphasizes dialogical interaction of audience and speaker. PMID:20151192

  12. A third term for President Barack Obama? It could happen By George Talbot | gtalbot@al.com

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    A third term for President Barack Obama? It could happen By George Talbot | gtalbot term for President Barack Obama. That would be possible under legislation being pushed by a Democratic. Bush and Obama. Experts said the 22nd Amendment is likely to remain, even if Serrano can rally support

  13. Not Stopping at First: Racial Literacy and the Teaching of Barack Obama

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    Smith, William L.

    2014-01-01

    In this article the author speaks to the teaching of Barack Obama in U.S. schools. Drawing from scholarly literature on the heroification of American historical figures in public memory, the author argues that focusing on Obama's firstness as an African American may lead students to have incomplete and misleading understandings of what the…

  14. From the Acting NIH Director--On Tuesday, February 17, 2009, President Barack Obama signed the American

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    Bushman, Frederic

    From the Acting NIH Director-- On Tuesday, February 17, 2009, President Barack Obama signed. This is an extraordinarily challenging time for our entire country, and NIH is extremely grateful to President Obama

  15. Thanks to the people on my e-mail list for all the suggestions (more than 100!) about my draft "Tell Barack Obama the Truth the Whole Truth". Most frequent criticism: the need for an

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    Hansen, James E.

    "Tell Barack Obama the Truth ­ the Whole Truth". Most frequent criticism: the need for an executive summary. Two people suggested: put a summary in the form of a letter to Michelle and Barack Obama. I likeMichelleAndBarack.pdf and the revised "Tell Barack Obama the Truth" at http://www.columbia.edu/~jeh1/mailings/20081229_Obama

  16. nature physics | VOL 5 | FEBRUARY 2009 | www.nature.com/naturephysics 81 On 20 January 2009, Barack Obama

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    Loss, Daniel

    2009, Barack Obama became the 44th President of the United States of America. A Democrat, following eight years of Republican administration, and the first African- American to hold the office, Obama has Obama was sworn in and delivered an address that spoke of challenge and responsibility, duties

  17. An Open Letter to President Barack Obama from C. Frederick Risinger

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    Risinger, C. Frederick

    2010-01-01

    This article presents an open letter to President Barack Obama written by the author to express his concerns about the increasing emphasis on mathematics and science education along with the continued emphasis on reading/language arts while a fourth major curriculum area--social studies--is being marginalized by lack of funding and reduced…

  18. An Interview with Barack Obama: "The Most Important Skill Is Knowledge"

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    Hebel, Sara

    2007-01-01

    Barack Obama agreed to answer a series of questions submitted via e-mail to his campaign. This article presents excerpts of "The Chronicle"'s exchange with the senator and candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, in which he discussed his policy suggestions for student aid and college access; the appropriate role of the federal…

  19. Assessing the Debt: George W. Bush's Legacy and the Future of Public Education under Barack Obama

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    Means, Alex; Taylor, Kendall

    2010-01-01

    This article utilizes Gloria Ladson-Billings' notion of educational debt in order to explore the historical, economic, and cultural politics of education reform under George W. Bush and Barack Obama. It tracks the No Child Left Behind Act across a number of fields in order to claim that Bush's expansion of the educational debt should be understood…

  20. President Barack Obama at UN Climate Change Summit

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    Obama, Barack

    2009-01-01

    In his first address to the United Nations as Commander-in- Chief, President Obama addresses the pressing issue of climate change. The one-day UN summit brought together delegations from 90 nations. September 22, 2009 (Public Domain)

  1. President Barack Obama at UN Climate Change Summit

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    Obama, Barack

    2013-05-29

    In his first address to the United Nations as Commander-in- Chief, President Obama addresses the pressing issue of climate change. The one-day UN summit brought together delegations from 90 nations. September 22, 2009 (Public Domain)

  2. Presidents and health reform: from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Barack Obama.

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    Morone, James A

    2010-06-01

    The health care reforms that President Barack Obama signed into law in March 2010 were seventy-five years in the making. Since Franklin D. Roosevelt, U.S. presidents have struggled to enact national health care reform; most failed. This article explores the highly charged political landscape in which Obama maneuvered and the skills he brought to bear. It contrasts his accomplishments with the experiences of his Oval Office predecessors. Going forward, implementation poses formidable challenges for Democrats, Republicans, and the political process itself. PMID:20530336

  3. Beyond Post-Racial Narratives: Barack Obama and the (Re)shaping of Racial Memory in US Schools and Society

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    Smith, William L.; Brown, Anthony L.

    2014-01-01

    Drawing from the work of "cultural memory" and "racial formation theory" (Omi and Winant 1994) we explore the ascension of Barack Obama as an illustration of how "race" is understood and remembered. This article focuses on the public media discourse of the 2012 Obama re-election to illustrate how the narrative morphed…

  4. President Barack Obama addresses the 146th annual meeting of the National Academy of Sciences.

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    2009-06-16

    On April 27, 2009, President Barack Obama addressed members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) gathered at its 146th annual meeting in Washington, D.C. In his speech, the president shared his plans to give science and technology a central role in the nation's future and an immediate place in America's economic renewal. He outlined steps he is taking to increase research spending, achieve energy independence, and improve science education. Included was what Mr. Obama cited as the largest commitment to scientific research in American history-devoting more than 3% of our gross domestic product to research and development. "Next, we are restoring science to its rightful place," Mr. Obama told a packed NAS auditorium audience. "Under my administration, the days of science taking a backseat to ideology are over." He appealed to scientists' sense of personal responsibility to reach and educate young Americans: "I want to challenge you to use your love and knowledge of science to spark a sense of wonder and excitement in a new generation." President Obama was welcomed to the National Academy of Sciences by President Ralph J. Cicerone and John P. Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. The following is a transcript of that speech. PMID:19502426

  5. President Barack Obama addresses the 146th Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Sciences

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    2009-01-01

    On April 27, 2009, President Barack Obama addressed members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) gathered at its 146th annual meeting in Washington, D.C. In his speech, the president shared his plans to give science and technology a central role in the nation's future and an immediate place in America's economic renewal. He outlined steps he is taking to increase research spending, achieve energy independence, and improve science education. Included was what Mr. Obama cited as the largest commitment to scientific research in American history—devoting more than 3% of our gross domestic product to research and development. “Next, we are restoring science to its rightful place,” Mr. Obama told a packed NAS auditorium audience. “Under my administration, the days of science taking a backseat to ideology are over.” He appealed to scientists' sense of personal responsibility to reach and educate young Americans: “I want to challenge you to use your love and knowledge of science to spark a sense of wonder and excitement in a new generation.” President Obama was welcomed to the National Academy of Sciences by President Ralph J. Cicerone and John P. Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. The following is a transcript of that speech.* PMID:19502426

  6. Barack Obama Blindness (BOB): Absence of visual awareness to a single object.

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    Persuh, Marjan; Melara, Robert

    2015-09-01

    Previous experiments have shown that people miss a visible but unexpected object in a field of other objects when engaged in an attentionally demanding task. Yet no previous experiment has examined the extreme case of blindness to a single object appearing alone in the visual field. In two experiments we evaluated whether a perceiver's prior expectations could alone obliterate his or her awareness of a salient visual stimulus. To establish expectancy, observers first made a demanding visual discrimination on each of three baseline trials. Then, on a fourth, critical trial, a single, salient and highly visible object appeared in full view at the center of the visual field and in the absence of any competing visual input or competing task demands. Surprisingly, fully half of the participants were unaware of the solitary object in front of their eyes. Yet in a control condition these same observers easily detected the same object in the same screen position. Dramatically, observers were even blind when the only stimulus on display was the face of U.S. President Barack Obama. We term this novel, counterintuitive phenomenon, Barack Obama Blindness (BOB). Employing a method that rules out putative memory effects by probing awareness immediately after presentation of the critical stimulus, we demonstrate that the BOB effect is a true failure of conscious vision. Meeting abstract presented at VSS 2015. PMID:26325868

  7. Continuing Inequity through Neoliberalism: The Conveyance of White Dominance in the Educational Policy Speeches of President Barack Obama

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    Hairston, Thomas W.

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this critical discourse analysis is to examine how the political speeches and statements of President Barack Obama knowingly or unknowingly continue practices and policies of White privilege within educational policy and practice by constructing education in a neoliberal frame. With presidents having the ability to communicate…

  8. Barack Obama and the African Idea: Topology, Tropology, and Stasis in Spatial Counter Narratives

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    Chirindo, Kundai V

    2012-12-31

    There is no region of world outside of the United States where Obama's meteoric rise generated as much excitement as in Africa. It is also uncontroversial to assert that Obama's rhetorical skill was a major factor behind ...

  9. Using group consciousness theories to understand political activism: case studies of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Ingo Hasselbach.

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    Duncan, Lauren E

    2010-12-01

    I describe and integrate several theories of group consciousness and collective action, along with 3 case studies of political activists. I have 2 goals: (1) to use the theories to help us understand something puzzling about each life and (2) to use the cases to complicate and expand the theories. Barack Obama's case raises the question of how someone with a politicized Black identity evolved into a politician working for all oppressed people and complicates racial identity development theory. Hillary Clinton's case raises the question of how a middle-class White girl raised in a conservative family became a prominent Democratic Party politician and complicates group consciousness theories by demonstrating the importance of generation and personality. Ingo Hasselbach's (a former German neo-Nazi leader) case illustrates relative deprivation theory and raises the question of whether theories developed to explain subordinate group consciousness can be applied to movements of dominant group consciousness. PMID:21039526

  10. The Obama Books Boom

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    Roach, Ronald

    2009-01-01

    As Barack Obama's rise to power inspires a flood of books, scholars hope the publishing trend will yield serious analysis. Barack Obama's rise from Illinois politics to the U.S. presidency has inspired authors to produce a flood of books chronicling the 44th commander in chief's life story and political career. Obama's political odyssey invites…

  11. Recasting the American Dream and American Politics: Barack Obama's Keynote Address to the 2004 Democratic National Convention

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    Rowland, Robert C.; Jones, John M.

    2007-01-01

    This essay draws upon the work of Northrop Frye to show that stories enacting the American Dream contain elements associated with romance, and briefly traces how Ronald Reagan and conservatives utilized the romance of the American Dream to the point that many Americans associated it exclusively with conservatism. The essay then details how Barack

  12. Remembering President Barack Obama's inauguration and the landing of US Airways Flight 1549: a comparison of the predictors of autobiographical and event memory.

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    Koppel, Jonathan; Brown, Adam D; Stone, Charles B; Coman, Alin; Hirst, William

    2013-01-01

    We examined and compared the predictors of autobiographical memory (AM) consistency and event memory accuracy across two publicly documented yet disparate public events: the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States on January 20th 2009, and the emergency landing of US Airways Flight 1549, off the coast of Manhattan, on January 15th 2009. We tracked autobiographical and event memories for both events, with assessments taking place within 2½ weeks of both events (Survey 1), and again between 3½ and 4 months after both events (Survey 2). In a series of stepwise regressions we found that the psychological variables of recalled emotional intensity and personal importance/centrality predicted AM consistency and event memory accuracy for the inauguration. Conversely, the rehearsal variables of covert rehearsal and media attention predicted, respectively, AM consistency and event memory accuracy for the plane landing. We conclude from these findings that different factors may underlie autobiographical and event memory for personally and culturally significant events (e.g., the inauguration), relative to noteworthy, yet less culturally significant, events (e.g., the plane landing). PMID:23301921

  13. Beyond Political Rhetoric and Discourse: What Type of Educational, Socio-Economic, and Political Change Should Educators Expect of President Barack Obama?

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    Orelus, Pierre W.

    2009-01-01

    This article critically analyzes Obama's singular political victory. The author begins by laying out current racial, socio-economic, educational and political challenges that await President-elect Obama. He goes on to analyze Obama's political discourse and then questions whether or not Obama would be able to meet these challenges. The author…

  14. Obama Speeches

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    Hacker, Randi

    2009-02-25

    Broadcast Transcript: Barack Obama is already having a global impact. The Japanese are using his speeches to help teach English. In fact, a book with his collected speeches is currently at the top of the bestseller list on Amazon's Japanese website...

  15. Obama's "Postmodernism," Humanism and History

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    Peters, Michael A.

    2009-01-01

    The term "postmodernism" has recently been used to describe President Barack Obama, and not by just one commentator. Jonah Goldberg in a recent USA Today column, the author of "Liberal Fascism," advanced the notion that Obama is a postmodernist. Webster Griffin Tarpley, Bruce Marshall & Jonathon Mowat (2008) have written a book entitled "Obama:…

  16. 6 REPORTAGE UND HINTERGRUND Donnerstag, 20. Juni 2013 Obama hat eine ,,feel-good"-Rede gehalten

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    Schubart, Christoph

    6 REPORTAGE UND HINTERGRUND Donnerstag, 20. Juni 2013 Obama hat eine ,,feel-good"-Rede gehalten Auftritt von US-Präsident Barack Obama in Berlin aus. Bierling ist Inhaber des Lehrstuhls für-Präsident Barack Obama mit seiner Rede in Berlin den Er- wartungen entsprochen? Bierling: Da kommt es ganz da- rauf

  17. A cloudy outlook for Obama as spotlight hits the Sunshine State

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    A cloudy outlook for Obama as spotlight hits the Sunshine State David Usborne Monday, 22 October. "Romney for president, Obama has failed," says one. "Barack? U Got some Splaning to do on LIBYA," declares of here, was the site of tonight's final debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, where the stakes

  18. Obama Budget Choices Scrutinized

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    Klein, Alyson

    2009-01-01

    Following an unprecedented increase for education aid in the federal economic-stimulus package, President Barack Obama's fiscal 2010 budget request for the U.S. Department of Education is being met with a tepid response from some school advocates. While few complained outright about the overall funding level, some educators are opposed to specific…

  19. A Reading List for Barack--And the Rest of Us

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    Genco, Barbara

    2009-01-01

    With the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression, and the most troops overseas since Richard Nixon's presidency, President-elect Barack Obama will certainly have his work cut out for him. But at least Obama is a reader (and a writer), and there is no better antidote to the stress of the present than an hour or so lost in a good book.…

  20. July 31, 2009 President Barack Obama

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    Laughlin, Robert B.

    of nuclear power's promotion, not its regulation to protect public health, safety and the environment. We "Protecting People and the Environment," is to protect public health, safety and the environment from reactor safety issues, including fire protection and emergency core cooling systems. All too often, NRC

  1. May 4, 2009 Hon. Barack Obama

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    Laughlin, Robert B.

    to embrace and honor this period of evaluation of nuclear waste policy and ensure that the voices of the public are heard in that evaluation. We represent groups rooted in communities impacted by radioactive, we applaud your commitment to sound science as the basis for sound public policy. In our view

  2. Letter to Financial Times, August 18, 2014 Obama's sudden change of heart

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    Letter to Financial Times, August 18, 2014 Obama's sudden change of heart Sir, Fariborz Fatemi that President Barack Obama "wanted to bomb Syria but was prevented from doing so by Congress". Mr Obama had Mr Obama exercise "wise diplomacy" in effecting the removal of Bashar al-Assad's chemical weapons

  3. Glorious Burdens: Teaching Obama's History and the Long Civil Rights Movement

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    Slate, Nico

    2011-01-01

    As a young child, Barack Obama learned about the civil rights movement from his mother. Obama's mother strove to instill in her multiracial son pride in being more than just literally African American. There is much to learn from Obama's history, understood both as the story of his life and as what Obama himself has said about his past and the…

  4. Obama Echoes Bush on Education Ideas

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    Robelen, Erik W.

    2009-01-01

    President Barack Obama campaigned on a message of change, but when it comes to K-12 education, he appears to be walking in the policy footsteps of his recent predecessors, including George W. Bush. Obama is sounding themes of accountability based on standards and assessments. He is delivering tough talk on teacher quality, including a call for…

  5. Cautiously, Scientists Put Faith in Obama Promise

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    Field, Kelly

    2009-01-01

    This article reports that academic researchers are optimistic that President Barack Obama's approach to science heralds a new era of support for their work. When Mr. Obama named his top science and technology advisers only weeks after being elected, many scientists celebrated. After eight years of an administration that many academics believed…

  6. Education in Obama's Second Term: Forward?

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    House, Jenny

    2012-01-01

    This election season, "Forward" was the watch-word of President Barack Obama's campaign. During the election battle, it stood for moving ahead with four more years of his leadership, and for the future-focused thinking the president espoused as a candidate. But what does "forward" mean for President Obama's second term in office as far as…

  7. McCain, Obama Spar on Education

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    Hoff, David J.

    2008-01-01

    The campaigns of Senator John McCain and Senator Barack Obama engaged in a sharp and testy exchange on education last week, making the topic the center of debate for the first time since the long race for the presidency began. Neither candidate changed course on the policies he is promising to pursue. However, Obama sought to distinguish himself…

  8. Obama Plays Cheerleader for STEM

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    Robelen, Erik W.

    2010-01-01

    Amid a struggling economy, a raft of foreign-policy headaches, and the tail end of a heated campaign season, President Barack Obama carved out time in his schedule last month to watch students in the State Dining Room demonstrate a solar-powered model car, a water-purification system, and a soccer-playing robot. The science fair was the fifth…

  9. President Obama Arrives at Moffett Federal Airfield - Duration: 56 seconds.

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    President Barack Obama landed at Moffett Federal Airfield on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011 for a visit to Silicon Valley. NASA Ames Research Center is the operator of Moffett Field. He was welcomed to the...

  10. South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com Obama seeks repeat with young Florida voters; Republicans

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com Obama seeks repeat with young Florida voters; Republicans try ­ If the rapturous, mostly college-aged crowd that gave a President Barack Obama a rah-rah reception here on Thursday'll win re-election in a landslide. Fortunately for Republicans, the outlook isn't that rosy for Obama

  11. Obama Weathers Assault Over Israel 23:53 26/09/2012

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    Obama Weathers Assault Over Israel 23:53 26/09/2012 WASHINGTON, September 26 (Carl Schreck for RIA drive to portray President Barack Obama as a shaky supporter of Israel, but the campaign shows few signs of swaying significant numbers of Jewish voters this November. Opinion polls show Obama's support remains

  12. Obama, where Art Thou? Hoping for Change in U.S. Education Policy

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    Au, Wayne

    2009-01-01

    In this essay, Wayne Au carefully considers the educational stance of Barack Obama by exploring the president's speeches and his personnel and policy choices. Au considers the election of Obama as a moment of possibility for change in American education, but also questions whether Obama's hopeful message about education will be fully realized,…

  13. Obama victorious Democrat's re-election 'about guarding the change' In Florida and nation

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    Obama victorious Democrat's re-election 'about guarding the change' In Florida and nation Written by Jennifer Portman Democrat senior writer Barack Obama swept to victory in 2008, riding into the final days of the campaign, it was not enough to overcome Obama's strategic get-out-the- vote effort

  14. 10/2/08 11:05 AMGathering applauds Obama's summation Page 1 of 2http://archive.columbiatribune.com/2008/sep/20080927news002.asp

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    Glaser, Rainer

    10/2/08 11:05 AMGathering applauds Obama's summation Page 1 of 2http of Barack Obama views the televised debate between Obama and John McCain last night at a watch party Forum News Forum Sports Forum TWO SETTINGS OFFER MIX OF VIEWS ON DEBATE Gathering applauds Obama

  15. States Mull Obama's Call to Raise Compulsory-Attendance Age

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    Maxwell, Lesli A.

    2012-01-01

    President Barack Obama's call for every state to require school attendance until age 18 may spark a flurry of action in some statehouses, but changing attendance laws will do little by itself to drive down the nation's dropout rates, experts on the issue say. In his State of the Union address last month, President Obama said states should require…

  16. Diplomatic Mission: President Obama's Path to Performance Pay

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    Smarick, Andy

    2011-01-01

    In his first major education speech as a presidential candidate, Senator Barack Obama affirmed his support of teachers unions. Less than two years later, in his first major education address as president, delivered to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in March 2009, Obama explicitly backed paying teachers for performance, a reform the unions…

  17. Obama states obligation to act on climate change

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    Showstack, Randy

    2012-11-01

    Obama states obligation to act on climate change Noting increased global temperatures, Arctic ice melt, and severe weather events, President Barack Obama said that climate change is real and called for a conversation across the country to determine what can be done about it.

  18. The Obama health care plan: what it means for mental health care of older adults.

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    Sorrell, Jeanne M

    2009-01-01

    Health care was an important issue for both the Obama and McCain election campaigns. Now that Barack Obama is poised to serve as the 44th President of the United States, many health care providers are focused on what Obama's administration will mean for new health care initiatives. This article focuses specifically on aspects of the Obama and Biden health care plan that affects mental health care for older adults. PMID:19227106

  19. Obama Team's Advocacy Boosts Charter Momentum

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    Maxwell, Lesli A.

    2009-01-01

    President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan have been championing charter schools for months, creating what some advocates believe is the most forceful national momentum to expand the largely independent public schools since the first charter opened nearly 20 years ago. That high-profile advocacy is being matched, moreover,…

  20. Obama Pressing Boost for Pre-K

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    Klein, Alyson

    2013-01-01

    President Barack Obama used his first State of the Union address since winning re-election to put education at the center of his broader strategy to bolster the nation's economic prospects. He is proposing to dramatically expand preschool access for low- and middle-income children and to create a new competitive program aimed at helping high…

  1. Obama Plan Champions E-Rate Fixes

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    Cavanagh, Sean

    2013-01-01

    President Barack Obama is calling for an ambitious overhaul of the federal E-rate program, a step that many education and technology advocates have been urging for years to improve what they see as schools' badly out-of-date technological capabilities. The administration intends to ask the Federal Communications Commission to consider rechanneling…

  2. President Obama Calls Atlantis and Station Crews - Duration: 8 minutes, 39 seconds.

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    President Barack Obama called the crews of Atlantis and the International Space Station today, noting that the final shuttle mission also "ushers in an exciting new era to push the frontiers of spa...

  3. Selective Amnesia and Racial Transcendence in News Coverage of President Obama's Inauguration

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    Hoerl, Kristen

    2012-01-01

    The mainstream press frequently characterized the election of President Barack Obama, the first African American US President, as the realization of Martin Luther King's dream, thus crafting a postracial narrative of national transcendence. I argue that this routine characterization of Obama's election functions as a site for the production of…

  4. Education for Everyday People: Obstacles and Opportunities Facing the Obama Administration

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    Ladson-Billings, Gloria

    2009-01-01

    In this essay, Gloria Ladson-Billings describes her reaction to Barack Obama's election and her desire to share these historic moments with folks she considers "everyday people." She then looks to the future of education in the United States and highlights obstacles to the Obama administration's meaningful engagement with education issues.…

  5. Obama Indicates Strong Support for Science

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    Showstack, Randy

    2009-05-01

    In remarks delivered at the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) annual meeting on 27 April, U.S. President Barack Obama indicated his administration's strong support for science and for pursuing a clean energy economy. He also announced a goal that the United States “will devote more than 3% of our [gross domestic product] to research and development.” “This represents the largest commitment to scientific research and innovation in American history,” Obama said, noting that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act already is providing the nation with its largest single boost to investment in basic research.

  6. Why Barack Obama is black: a cognitive account of hypodescent.

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    Halberstadt, Jamin; Sherman, Steven J; Sherman, Jeffrey W

    2011-01-01

    We propose that hypodescent-the assignment of mixed-race individuals to a minority group-is an emergent feature of basic cognitive processes of learning and categorization. According to attention theory, minority groups are learned by attending to the features that distinguish them from previously learned majority groups. Selective attention creates a strong association between minority groups and their distinctive features, producing a tendency to see individuals who possess a mixture of majority- and minority-group traits as minority-group members. Two experiments on face categorization, using both naturally occurring and manipulated minority groups, support this view, suggesting that hypodescent need not be the product of racist or political motivations, but can be sufficiently explained by an individual's learning history. PMID:21106887

  7. States Welcome Obama Pre-K Proposal--Cautiously

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    Samuels, Christina A.

    2013-01-01

    Well before President Barack Obama vaulted early childhood learning to the top of the education agenda in his recent State of the Union address, states were taking steps to bolster their own preschool programs. More than a dozen states--including some, such as Hawaii and Mississippi, that have had no state-financed preschool programs in the…

  8. Musings on genome medicine: the Obama effect redux.

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    Nathan, David G; Orkin, Stuart H

    2009-01-01

    From the point of view of genome medicine, Barack Obama has made two vital policy decisions: he has chosen a new director of the National Institutes of Health, and his proposed change in United States healthcare policy will have profound effects on genome medicine and, indeed, all of academic medicine. PMID:19769781

  9. The Obama Era: A Post-Racial Society?

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    Lum, Lydia

    2009-01-01

    With Barack Obama ensconced as the nation's first Black president, plenty of voices in the national conversation are trumpeting America as a post-racial society--that race matters much less than it used to, that the boundaries of race have been overcome, that racism is no longer a big problem. In this article, longtime scholars whose life's work…

  10. Obama Reiterates Strong Support for Science at Two Recent Appearances

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    Showstack, Randy

    2013-05-01

    President Barack Obama expressed his continued strong support for science and technology in remarks at the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) on 29 April. His call for continued funding, for scientific integrity, and for an "all-hands-on-deck" approach to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) followed remarks he made a week earlier at the White House Science Fair.

  11. Obama Pushes Pre-K, Competitive Grants in Budget

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    Klein, Alyson

    2013-01-01

    President Barack Obama's latest budget proposal envisions a sweeping, multi-billion-dollar expansion of prekindergarten programs and doubles down on the administration's strategy of using competitive grants to drive big change in states and districts--all as school districts try to cope with the largest cuts to federal education spending in recent…

  12. Results of President Obama's Race to the Top

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    Howell, William G.

    2015-01-01

    Caught between extraordinary public expectations and relatively modest constitutional authority, U.S. presidents historically have fashioned all sorts of mechanisms--executive orders, proclamations, memoranda--by which to move their objectives forward. William Howell asserts that under President Barack Obama's administration, presidential…

  13. Young Voters Overwhelmingly Favored Obama, Swinging Some Battleground States

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    Lipka, Sara; Wiedeman, Reeves

    2008-01-01

    In his presidential acceptance speech last week, Barack Obama gave a nod to his youngest and most loyal supporters, who, he said, had "rejected the myth of their generation's apathy." Indeed, voters ages 18 to 29 turned out more than they had since 1972, the first presidential election after the voting age was lowered from 21 to 18. They supported…

  14. Letter to Financial Times, March 4, 2015 Netanyahu was right to speak out after Obama's shift in

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    " could prevent it from developing the capacity to build nuclear warheads and the ballistic missiles the alternative to Barack Obama's Iran deal, saying that "only a complete gutting of Iran's civil nuclear capacity to deliver them. The Obama administration had long assured Israel that its goal in negotiating with Iran

  15. Obama Finding Teacher Support Secure, If Tepid: Policy Rifts Complicate Obama-Teacher Dance

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    Klein, Alyson

    2012-01-01

    Ask Antonio White what he thinks of Race to the Top--President Barack Obama's signature K-12 initiative--and the Florida teacher will tell you the competitive-grant program is a "difficult pill to swallow." Merit pay for teachers based partly on student test scores is "a joke," he says. He's also not a fan of expanding charter schools, or of U.S.…

  16. What's Post Racial Discourse Got to Do with It? Obama and the Implications for Multiculturalism in College Classrooms

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    Thorington Springer, Jennifer

    2014-01-01

    With the election and re-election of Barack Obama as the first Black President of the United States came the vexing yet perhaps expected conclusion that issues of race and ethnicity were no longer grave concerns. Somehow Obama's presence suggests the transcendence of race. While a nod to the political progress made in terms of social race…

  17. Obama Uses Funding, Executive Muscle to Make Often-Divisive Agenda a Reality

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    Klein, Alyson

    2012-01-01

    Back in 2008, it wasn't clear just where candidate Barack Obama's heart lay when it came to the big issues facing schools. Although Mr. Obama had been a community organizer, a law professor, and a state legislator, the junior U.S. senator from Illinois didn't have a long record on K-12 issues, and he rarely spoke about them in his presidential…

  18. Obama Administration Announces Ocean Policy

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    Showstack, Randy

    2010-08-01

    With the U.S. Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force final report in hand, U.S. president Barack Obama issued an executive order on 19 July largely adopting its recommendations. These include establishing a National Policy for the Stewardship of the Ocean, Coasts, and Great Lakes; creating a National Ocean Council, which will hold its first meeting later this summer; strengthening the ocean governance structure; and providing for the development of coastal and marine spatial plans. The task force report indicates that U.S. ocean policy includes protecting, maintaining, and restoring ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems and resources; increasing scientific understanding and using the best available science and knowledge to inform decisions about them; and improving the understanding and awareness of changing environmental conditions.

  19. Summary and Analysis of President Obama's Education Budget Request, Fiscal Year 2012: Issue Brief

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    New America Foundation, 2011

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    President Barack Obama submitted his third budget request to Congress on February 14th, 2011. The detailed budget request includes proposed funding levels for federal programs and agencies in aggregate for the upcoming 10 fiscal years, and specific fiscal year 2012 funding levels for individual programs subject to appropriations. Congress will use…

  20. Key Questions on the Obama Administration's 2013 Education Budget Request: Federal Education Budget Project. Issue Brief

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    New America Foundation, 2012

    2012-01-01

    President Barack Obama submitted his third budget request to Congress on February 13th, 2012. The budget request includes proposed funding levels for all federal programs and agencies in aggregate for the upcoming 10 fiscal years, and specific fiscal year 2013 funding levels for programs subject to the annual appropriations process. It is…

  1. Turning the Tides: President Obama and Education Reform. Education Outlook. No. 6

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    McShane, Michael Q.

    2012-01-01

    The fact that president Barack Obama is an African American Democrat with a background working with poor communities has equipped him to confront teachers unions and other special interest groups in a way most other leaders have not been able to. A nearly insurmountable subgovernment in public education--labeled an "iron triangle" by political…

  2. (Re)Storying Obama: An Examination of Recently Published Informational Texts

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    May, Laura A.; Holbrook, Teri; Meyers, Laura E.

    2010-01-01

    American publishers have published numerous children's books about Barack Obama over the past several years; most take the form of informational biographies. This article reports on a research project aimed at how these books incorporate sociohistorical narratives, particularly those related to the civil rights movement. Though the features of the…

  3. Access to Success: Truman, Obama, and the Evolution of Presidential Agendas for Community Colleges

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    Robertson, Thashundray C.

    2011-01-01

    This dissertation examined two higher education federal activities, President Harry Truman's 1947 Presidential Commission on Higher Education and President Barack Obama's 2009 American Graduation Initiative, to understand how the federal government's mission for community colleges has evolved from one of student access to student success over the…

  4. The Obama Presidency and the Question of Social Justice: A Critical Analysis of the Meaningful Milestone

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    Hanks, Lawrence J.

    2009-01-01

    On January 20, 2009, essentially 200 years after the enactment of the embargo against the slave trade, 40 years after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., Barack Hussein Obama became the 44th President of the United States of America. Using the one drop rule for racial designation which has prevailed in the USA for most of its history,…

  5. Failure to Launch: Obama's New Teen Initiative Can Be Fixed, and Here's How

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    Smith, William; Wagoner, James

    2009-01-01

    President Barack Obama has proposed an end to abstinence-only-until-marriage funding as Americans have known it for the better part of the last decade. This marks a significant change in direction, one that finally brings science and evidence back into government policy. His leadership on this new direction will be essential in the coming…

  6. Obama address touches on research, energy, and environmental issues

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    Showstack, Randy

    2012-02-01

    President Barack Obama's State of the Union message, delivered on 24 January, touched on the need for basic research, energy production, support for clean energy, and environmental protection, but it included just one passing reference to climate change. In addition, the speech made no note of the Administration's recent denial of a controversial application for the Keystone XL pipeline to transport crude oil from Canada to the United States and made just an elliptical reference regarding the bankrupt Solyndra Corporation, which the administration had touted as a clean energy company. Innovation “demands basic research,” Obama said, adding that Congress should not “gut these investments in our budget.” Noting that one promise for innovation is American-made energy, Obama said he is directing the administration to “open more than 75% of our potential offshore oil and gas resources.”

  7. The second act. With Obama and the reform law here to stay, big decisions are ahead for healthcare.

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    Daly, Rich; Zigmond, Jessica

    2012-11-12

    The re-election of President Barack Obama to a second term and the preservation of a Democratic majority in the Senate removed doubts about the survival of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as the law of the land. PMID:23495400

  8. Re-Seeing Race in a Post-Obama Age: Asian American Studies, Comparative Ethnic Studies, and Intersectional Pedagogies

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    Schlund-Vials, Cathy J.

    2011-01-01

    Focused on comparative ethnic studies and intersectionality, the author commences with a discussion about Barack Obama's historic inauguration and the Asian American literature classroom. This essay argues that courses, programs, and departments focused on ethnicity, race, gender, class, and sexuality remain important precisely because they…

  9. Obama Emphasizes Science and Innovation in State of the Union Address

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    Tretkoff, Ernie

    2011-02-01

    U.S. president Barack Obama emphasized innovation and competitiveness in his State of the Union address on 25 January. He also raised science and technology early in the hour-long speech, noting that nations like China and India are focusing on math and science education and investing in research and technology. To be competitive with those countries, “we need to out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build the rest of the world,” Obama said. “The first step in winning the future is encouraging American innovation.”

  10. Obama Presents Far-Reaching Climate Plan, Addresses Keystone Pipeline Proposal

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    Showstack, Randy

    2013-07-01

    Stating that climate change "is a challenge that does not pause for partisan gridlock," U.S. President Barack Obama took matters into his own hands and presented a broad-based climate action plan on 25 June. The plan, which relies on existing administrative authority and does not require congressional approval, includes three primary objectives: cutting carbon pollution in the United States, preparing the nation for the impacts of climate change, and leading international efforts to address climate change.

  11. Obama Calls for More Action on Climate Change During State of the Union Address

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    Showstack, Randy

    2013-02-01

    President Barack Obama called for "meaningful progress" on climate change during his State of the Union address on 12 February, saying that "for the sake of our children and our future, we must do more to combat climate change." Noting that "the 12 hottest years on record have all come in the last 15," he said that there could be meaningful progress on the issue while also driving economic growth.

  12. Obama Budget Proposal Would Increase Science Agency Funding

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    Showstack, Randy

    2010-02-01

    Although the Obama administration’s $3.8 trillion U.S. federal budget proposal for fiscal year (FY) 2011, announced on 1 February, would push the federal deficit to $1.6 trillion and include a 3-year budget freeze for a number of nondefense programs, science and technology “are doing very well,” according to John Holdren, assistant to the president for science and technology. While President Barack Obama announced in his State of the Union speech his intention to hold down costs, it “did not mean he was imposing a mindless across-the-board freeze,” Holdren said at a 2 February briefing. “In making the tough decisions embodied in the 2011 budget, he managed to preserve and expand what most needed to be preserved and expanded in the government's investments in research and development, and in science, technology, engineering, and math education.”

  13. "So Let's Talk. Let's Chat. Let's Start a Dialog": An Analysis of the Conversation Metaphor Employed in Clinton's and Obama's YouTube Campaign Clips

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    Duman, Steve; Locher, Miriam A.

    2008-01-01

    This paper examines how two American presidential candidates, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, make use of a VIDEO EXCHANGE IS CONVERSATION metaphor on YouTube, a channel of communication that allows the exchange of video clips on the Internet. It is argued that the politicians exploit the metaphor for its connotations of creating involvement and…

  14. Obama's Education Record

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    Petrilli, Michael; Eberhardt, Tyson

    2012-01-01

    In the fourth and final year of the first term of the Obama administration, enough time has elapsed to provide an opportunity for at least an interim assessment. Senator Lamar Alexander has commented that he has "a lot of admiration" for Obama's education secretary, Arne Duncan, and "respect" for the president's "positions on kindergarten through…

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    Patzek, Tadeusz W.

    's statement reflects anoptimismthat has permeated the UnitedStates. It is all thanks to fracking on fracking technology that had been around for decades -- but when gas priceswerelow to frack shale formations. Com- bined with new techniques for drilling long horizontal

  16. 17 APRIL 2009 VOL 324 SCIENCE www.sciencemag.org324 President Barack Obama's three domestic

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    priorities--energy, health care, and educa- tion--provide John Holdren with a road map for serving. On energy, Holdren told Science last week in one of his first interviews since his Senate confirmation 19 March, he hopes to wield considerable influence. "Energy is one of my big things. I'm going to pay a lot

  17. SALIENCE OVER SUSTAINABILITY: PRESIDENTIAL ENVIRONMENTAL RHETORIC FROM FDR TO BARACK OBAMA

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    Bricker, Brett Jacob

    2010-12-03

    advocate for pasing government regulations to prevent environmental devastation. He has vocaly supported several environmental policies, including a significant investment in clean energy and renewable technologies (“Clean Energy” para. 15), a cap... justifications. For example, an argument for the economic benefits of green energy is not purely additive; instead, it deflects alternate arguments or justifications for similar environmental and energy policies. Thus, using one definition of a situation...

  18. Changes in racial identity among African American college students following the election of Barack Obama.

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    Fuller-Rowell, Thomas E; Burrow, Anthony L; Ong, Anthony D

    2011-11-01

    The current study considered the influence of the 2008 presidential election on the racial identity of African American college students (M(age) = 19.3 years; 26.3% male). The design of the study consisted of 2 components: longitudinal and daily. The longitudinal component assessed 3 dimensions of racial identity (centrality, private regard, and public regard) 2 weeks before and 5 months after the election, and the daily diary component assessed racial identity and identity exploration on the days immediately before and after the election. Daily items measuring identity exploration focused on how much individuals thought about issues relating to their race. Analyses considered the immediate effects of the election on identity exploration and the extent to which changes in exploration were shaped by racial identity measured prior to the election. We also considered immediate and longer term changes in racial identity following the election and the extent to which longer term changes were conditioned by identity exploration. Findings suggest that the election served as an "encounter" experience (Cross, 1991, 1995, pp. 60-61), which led to increases in identity exploration. Moreover, analyses confirmed that changes in identity exploration were most pronounced among those with higher levels of racial centrality. Results also suggest that the election had both an immediate and a longer term influence on racial identity, which in some instances was conditioned by identity exploration. PMID:21910535

  19. The 2008 Charles H. Thompson Lecture-Colloquium Presentation: From Du Bois to Obama--The Education of Peoples of African Descent in the United States in the 21st Century

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    Lee, Carol D.

    2009-01-01

    This article presents the text of a lecture delivered by American Educational Research Association President Carol D. Lee at the 29th Annual Charles H. Thompson Lecture-Colloquium Series which was held on November 5, 2008. In her lecture, Lee discussed several points of similarities between W. E. B. Du Bois and President Barack Obama. These…

  20. IMAGES OF BLACK AMERICANS: Then, "Them," and Now, "Obama!"

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    Fiske, Susan T; Bergsieker, Hilary B; Russell, Ann Marie; Williams, Lyle

    2009-01-01

    Images of Black Americans are becoming remarkably diverse, enabling Barack Obama to defy simple-minded stereotypes and succeed. Understood through the Stereotype Content Model's demonstrably fundamental trait dimensions of perceived warmth and competence, images of Black Americans show three relevant patterns. Stereotyping by omission allows non-Blacks to accentuate the positive, excluding any lingering negativity but implying it by its absence; specifically, describing Black Americans as gregarious and passionate suggests warmth but ignores competence and implies its lack. Obama's credentials prevented him from being cast as incompetent, though the experience debate continued. His legendary calm and passionate charisma saved him on the warmth dimension. Social class subtypes for Black Americans differentiate dramatically between low-income Blacks and Black professionals, among both non-Black and Black samples. Obama clearly fit the moderately warm, highly competent Black-professional subtype. Finally, the campaign's events (and nonevents) allowed voter habituation to overcome non-Blacks' automatic emotional vigilance to Black Americans. PMID:24235974

  1. Obama Announces Science Education Goal at White House Science Fair

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    Showstack, Randy

    2012-02-01

    With student participants in the second annual White House Science Fair as a backdrop, President Barack Obama announced on 7 February programs to help prepare new math and science teachers and to meet a new goal of having 1 million more U.S. college graduates in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) over the next decade than there would be at the current graduation rate. That goal is outlined in a report entitled “Engage to excel,” by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), released the same day. Obama also announced several other initiatives, including a $22 million private-sector investment, led by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, to invest in STEM teacher training. After he toured the science fair projects, Obama said the science fair students “inspire” him. “What impresses me so much is not just how smart you are, but it's the fact that you recognize you've got a responsibility to use your talents in service of something bigger than yourselves,” he said. What these young people are doing is “going to make a bigger difference in the life of our country over the long term than just about anything,” adding, “We've got to emphasize how important this is and recognize these incredible young people who are doing that that I couldn't even imagine thinking about at fifth grade or eighth grade or in high school.”

  2. What Has President Obama Done?

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    Jennings, Jack

    2012-01-01

    In the election battle between former Gov. Mitt Romney and President Obama, the writer looks at Obama's record and concludes he's earned a second shot, especially considering how different his policies are from his competitor's. Amid a climate of scarce resources and even scarcer political goodwill, President Obama has taken steps to provide all…

  3. AGU President's Message: Obama Administration's Commitment to Scientific Integrity

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    McPhaden, Michael J.

    2011-01-01

    In March 2009, President Barack Obama issued a memorandum on the subject of scientific integrity in which he stated emphatically, 'Science and the scientific process must inform and guide decisions of my Administration on a wide range of issues, including improvement of public health, protection of the environment, increased efficiency in the use of energy and other resources, mitigation of the threat of climate change, and protection of national security.” The president charged John Holdren, director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), with developing specific recommendations “for ensuring the highest level of integrity in all aspects of the executive branch's involvement with scientific and technological processes.” On Friday, 17 December, OSTP released federal department and agency guidelines for implementing the administration’s policies on scientific integrity.

  4. Obama Outlines NCLB Flexibility

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    McNeil, Michele; Klein, Alyson

    2011-01-01

    The Obama administration will waive cornerstone requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act, including the 2014 deadline for all students to be proficient in math and reading/language arts, and will give states the freedom to set their own student-achievement goals and design their own interventions for failing schools. In exchange for that…

  5. Participatory and social media to engage youth: from the Obama campaign to public health practice.

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    Goodman, Jordi; Wennerstrom, Ashley; Springgate, Benjamin F

    2011-01-01

    Barack Obama's successful campaign for the presidency has been widely attributed to the use of social networking sites, mobile devices, and interactive websites to engage previously hard-to-reach populations in political activity. Campaign communication strategies may be applicable for youth health promotion efforts, particularly for the highly stigmatized issue of mental health. In this article, we examine elements of the 2008 Obama presidential campaign's use of social media technologies and content designed to foster effective political participation among youth. We outline how the same social media technologies may be applied to public health efforts focused on reaching and providing services to the 20% of young people who have a diagnosable mental disorder. We discuss the strengths and limitations of the application of these media to date, and raise questions about the future use of these media for engaging hard-to-reach populations in addressing stigmatized public health issues. PMID:22352086

  6. Obama Boosts Science Education During White House Student Fair

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    Showstack, Randy

    2010-10-01

    With the East Room of the White House flush with Nobel laureates and government officials, including freshly sworn-in U.S. National Science Foundation director Subra Suresh, President Barack Obama honored dozens of students who participated in a White House science fair on 18 October. The fair—many of whose participants have won other science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) competitions—is part of a series of events that culminated 23-24 October in the USA Science and Engineering Festival on the National Mall in Washington, D. C., and at 50 satellite events around the country. “We welcome championship sports teams to the White House to celebrate their victories,” Obama said, noting that the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team, New Orleans Saints football team, and others have been to the White House. “I thought we ought to do the same thing for the winners of science fair and robotic contests and math competitions, because often we don’t give these victories the attention that they deserve. When you win first place at a science fair, nobody is rushing the field or dumping Gatorade over your head [in celebration].”

  7. From biodefence to biosecurity: the Obama administration's strategy for countering biological threats.

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    Koblentz, Gregory D

    2012-01-01

    The Seventh Review Conference of the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC), the first international treaty to outlaw an entire class of weapons, was held in Geneva in December 2011. On 7 December, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton became the highest-ranking US government official to address a BWC meeting. Secretary Clinton told the assembled delegation that ‘we view the risk of bioweapons attack as both a serious national security challenge and a foreign policy priority’. At the same time, she warned that a large-scale disease outbreak ‘could cripple an already fragile global economy’. Secretary Clinton's speech reflected a new understanding that the range of biological threats to international security has expanded from state-sponsored biological warfare programmes to include biological terrorism, dual-use research and naturally occurring infectious diseases such as pandemics. Recognizing these changes, President Barack Obama released a new national strategy for countering biological threats in 2009. This strategy represents a shift in thinking away from the George W. Bush administration's focus on biodefence, which emphasized preparing for and responding to biological weapon attacks, to the concept of biosecurity, which includes measures to prevent, prepare for and respond to naturally occurring and man-made biological threats. The Obama administration's biosecurity strategy seeks to reduce the global risk of naturally occurring and deliberate disease outbreaks through prevention, international cooperation, and maximizing synergies between health and security. The biosecurity strategy is closely aligned with the Obama administration's broader approach to foreign policy, which emphasizes the pragmatic use of smart power, multilateralism and engagement to further the national interest. This article describes the Obama administration's biosecurity strategy; highlights elements of continuity and change from the policies of the Bush administration; discusses how it fits into Obama's broader foreign policy agenda; and analyses critical issues that will have to be addressed in order to implement the strategy successfully. PMID:22400153

  8. LIMITED SUBMISSION Obama-Singh 21st

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    Finley Jr., Russell L.

    LIMITED SUBMISSION Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative (OSI) US-India Institutional for the support of projects through the Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative (OSI). Announced by the U

  9. Key Obama officials leave administration

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    Showstack, Randy

    2013-01-01

    Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar is one of the latest members of the Obama administration to announce that he is leaving his position near the start of President Obama's second term in office. Salazar, who has served as interior secretary since January 2009, intends to leave the department by the end of March, the department noted on 16 January. Salazar joins a number of other key officials who are planning to leave the administration. They include Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa Jackson, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration administrator Jane Lubchenco, and U.S. Geological Survey director Marcia McNutt.

  10. Science Receives Broad Support in Obama Administration's Proposed Budget

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    Showstack, Randy

    2011-02-01

    With the U.S. federal deficit on target to hit $1.5 trillion this year, President Barack Obama's proposed federal budget of $3.73 trillion for fiscal year (FY) 2012, which begins on 1 October, has been greeted with mixed reviews since its release on 14 February. The proposal, which calls for a 5-year overall freeze on discretionary spending outside of security, generally is favorable for science and science agencies—particularly the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Science, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) laboratories. However, some other agencies and bureaus, including the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), do not fare as well. A number of Republicans in Congress have panned the budget. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), chair of the House of Representatives Committee on the Budget, said the president “has failed to tackle the urgent fiscal and economic threats before us.” Also, with the FY 2011 budget never having been enacted, House Committee on Appropriations chair Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) introduced a continuing resolution (H.R. 1) on 11 February that would fund the federal government for the remainder of the current fiscal year at a level $100 billion below the administration's request for this year.

  11. Big Data Versus the Crowd Looking for Rela8onships in All the Right Places

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    Shavlik, Jude W.

    Per the quality Men8on Obama Barack Obama B. Obama Men8on1 Men8on2 Feature B Men8on En8ty Obama Barack Obama B. Obama Men8on extrac8on Linguis8c pa wife, Michelle,... Senator Barack Obama and Michelle Obama ... En8ty En8ty

  12. The two worlds of race revisited: a meditation on race in the age of Obama.

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    Early, Gerald

    2011-01-01

    Nearly fifty years ago, the American Academy organized a conference and two issues of its journal "Daedalus" on the topic of "The Negro American." The project engaged top intellectuals and policy-makers around the conflicts and limitations of mid-1960s liberalism in dealing with race. Specifically, they grappled with the persistent question of how to integrate a forced-worker population that had been needed but that was socially undesirable once its original purpose no longer existed. Today, racism has been discredited as an idea and legally sanctioned segregation belongs to the past, yet the question the conference participants explored -- in essence, how to make the unwanted wanted -- still remains. Recent political developments and anticipated demographic shifts, however, have recast the terms of the debate. Gerald Early, guest editor for the present volume, uses Barack Obama's election to the presidency as a pretext for returning to the central question of "The Negro American" project and, in turn, asking how white liberalism will fare in the context of a growing minority population in the United States. Placing his observations alongside those made by John Hope Franklin in 1965, Early positions his essay, and this issue overall, as a meditation on how far we have come in America to reach "the age of Obama" and at the same time how far we have to go before we can overcome "the two worlds of race." PMID:21465840

  13. KB-LDA: Jointly Learning a Knowledge Base of Hierarchy,

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    Murphy, Robert F.

    -Attias and William W Cohen ACL, July 28, 2015 Computer Science Department #12;Who is Barack Obama's wife? #12;Barack Obama Michelle Obama married wife of husband of Who is Barack Obama's wife? Knowledge Base! #12;What! entity! Barack Obama Michelle Obama Sasha Malia father! parent! mother! Harvardstudied at! Columbia CMU

  14. A Simple Distant Supervision Approach for the TAC-KBP Slot Filling Task Mihai Surdeanu, David McClosky, Julie Tibshirani, John Bauer,

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    Cortes, Corinna

    ", "Mass."), and the field (Politician:office, "Barack Obama", "President of the United States") to two slots: (per:title, "Barack Obama", "president") and (per:employee of, "Barack Obama", "United States

  15. President Obama and Family Visit KSC - Duration: 81 seconds.

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    President Obama, accompanied by First Lady Michelle Obama and their two daughters, visited NASAâ??s Kennedy Space Center on Friday, Apr. 29. The First Family then boarded the Marine One helicopter ...

  16. The effects of Obama's political success on the self-rated health of blacks, Hispanics, and whites.

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    Malat, Jennifer; Timberlake, Jeffrey M; Williams, David R

    2011-01-01

    Stress in the social environment can affect individual health. Election of the first Black President of the United States provides an opportunity to assess how a positive change in the macro-political climate impacts the health of Americans. Past research suggests that race-related political events influence the health of non-dominant racial groups. Yet many questions remain, including the types of events that affect health, the timing and durability of health effects, and whether effects are similar for Blacks and Hispanics in the United States. The present study uses data from the Ohio Family Health Survey, which was in the field from August 6, 2008 until January 24, 2009, to assess whether immediate changes in average self-rated health occurred after key events in the election of President Barack Obama. We find better average health ratings among Blacks and Hispanics immediately following Obama's nomination by the Democratic Party. Similar effects did not occur after the election or inauguration, and Whites showed no effect of any of the events. We discuss the implications of these findings in terms of the theoretical links between macro-level social conditions, race/ethnicity, and health. PMID:21942169

  17. Obama Proposes Teacher Results in Federal Law

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    Sawchuk, Stephen

    2010-01-01

    In its fiscal 2011 budget request, the Obama administration has laid out its intention of carrying forward key teacher-effectiveness policies within the economic-stimulus law into the next edition of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. In doing so, the budget proposal would invest heavily in competitive grants for new ways of recruiting,…

  18. Multi-instance Multi-label Learning for Relation Extraction Mihai Surdeanu

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    Manning, Christopher

    supervision, which generates training data automatically by aligning a DB = BornIn(Barack Obama, United States) EmployedBy(Barack Obama, United States) Sentence Latent Label Barack Obama is the 44th and current. BornIn United States President Barack Obama meets with Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping today

  19. Proceedings of the 2012 Joint Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing and Computational Natural Language Learning, pages 455465, Jeju Island, Korea, 1214 July 2012. c 2012 Association for Computational Linguistics

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    supervision, which generates training data automatically by aligning a DB = BornIn(Barack Obama, United States) EmployedBy(Barack Obama, United States) Sentence Latent Label Barack Obama is the 44th and current. BornIn United States President Barack Obama meets with Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping today

  20. Tell Barack Obama the Truth The Whole Truth Embers of election night elation will glow longer than any prior election. Glowing even

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    Hansen, James E.

    civilization developed. Effects already evident include: 1. Mountain glaciers are receding worldwide for billions of people, as rivers arising in the Himalayas, Andes and Rocky Mountains will begin to run dry

  1. www.biosciencemag.org December 2009 / Vol. 59 No. 11 BioScience 991 Barack Obama, president of the United States, has

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    Gottgens, Hans

    years after wolves were extirpated in the western United States,naturally dispersing gray wolves from Minnesota as the only extant gray wolves in the contiguous United States. Over the next decade, widespread induced the USFWS to develop a plan to re- introduce gray wolves to YNP. Because wolf reintroduction

  2. Robust Entity Clustering via Phylogenetic Inference Nicholas Andrews and Jason Eisner and Mark Dredze

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    Dredze, Mark

    of the name Barack Obama as redirects to the U.S. Presi- dent article, including: President Obama Barack H. Obama, Jr. Barak Obamba Barry Soetoro To relate different names, one solution is to use specifically and Barock obama more likely arose from the fre- quent name Barack Obama as a common ancestor, which accounts

  3. Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, pages 775785, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, June 23-25 2014. c 2014 Association for Computational Linguistics

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    of the name Barack Obama as redirects to the U.S. Presi- dent article, including: President Obama Barack H. Obama, Jr. Barak Obamba Barry Soetoro To relate different names, one solution is to use specifically and Barock obama more likely arose from the fre- quent name Barack Obama as a common ancestor, which accounts

  4. Public Office or Private Marriage? An Examination of the Influence of the Relationship of the President and First Lady

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    Hall, Lacey

    2010-04-26

    of the President Barack Obama's image and competency, participants' favorability ratings of Obama, and participants' homophily ratings after viewing photos of the Barack and Michelle Obama in either professional settings or personal settings. Statistical analysis...

  5. Cyber Justice From the Bunker

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    Ads by Google The Real Barack Obama The truth behind the canditate - "Barack Obama Exposed" - Free! www.HumanEvents.com Jesse Jackson News Full Story on Jesse Jackson's Crude Remark About Obama w/ News

  6. Education Nation: Obama, Romney Outline Different K-12, Postsecondary Priorities

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    Dervarics, Charles

    2012-01-01

    With negative ads already rampant on radio and TV, it's clear that President Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney differ on most issues. That statement carries over to education as well, as both offer starkly different views on K-12 and higher education policy for the fall campaign. Obama is touting a large increase in Pell Grants…

  7. Obama Administration Takes Aim At Epidemic of Heroin, Painkiller Abuse

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    ... html Obama Administration Takes Aim at Epidemic of Heroin, Painkiller Abuse New initiative involves government, medical groups, ... fighting the ongoing epidemic of prescription painkiller and heroin abuse. Speaking Wednesday in Charleston, W. Va. -- an ...

  8. 3 2 / H a r v a r d U n i v e r s i t y G a z e t t e N o v e m b e r 6 -1 2 , 2 0 0 8 Yeats' yield

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    Wolfe, Patrick J.

    not have anywhere to go," McLaughlin said. Effigies Barack Obama and John McCain greeted visitorstothe from the Yard into the Square after Barack Obama's victory is announced. Obama's victory is witnessed cups. The event even came complete with large cutouts of Barack Obama and John McCain that flanked

  9. Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on "Collaboratively Constructed Semantic Resources", Coling 2010, pages 1927, Beijing, August 2010

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    of proper nouns (e.g. Barack Obama is not avail- able in the on-line version) and entity descrip- tions (e men- tion "Obama" is described on the Wikipedia page Barack_Obama2, one can benefit from the Wikipedia category structure. Categories as- signed to the Barack_Obama page can be used as semantic classes, e

  10. Selected Poll Cross-tabulations Old Dominion University / Virginian Pilot Poll #3

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    Old Dominion University jrichman@odu.edu #12;Romney and Obama Holding 2008 Supporters Did you vote for John McCain or Barack Obama (in 2008)? Total John McCain Barack Obama If the presidential election was held today and your choices were Democrat Barack Obama or Republican Mitt Romney, which candidate would

  11. President Obama and Family Arrive at Kennedy Space Center - Duration: 3 minutes, 10 seconds.

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    President Obama, accompanied by First Lady Michelle Obama and their two daughters, arrive aboard Air Force One at the Cape Canaveral AFS near NASAâ??s Kennedy Space Center at approximately 2 p.m. E...

  12. Key Questions on the Obama Administration's 2014 Education Budget Request. Issue Brief

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    New America Foundation, 2013

    2013-01-01

    President Obama sent his fiscal year 2014 budget request to Congress on April 10, 2013. The New America Foundation's Education Policy Program released this subsequent issue brief, "Key Questions on the Obama Administration's 2014 Budget Request." Obama's budget request totals $71.2 billion in appropriations funding for the U.S. Department of…

  13. Obama's bin Laden boost: Blip in popularity polls or long-term confidence-builder?

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    Obama's bin Laden boost: Blip in popularity polls or long-term confidence-builder? By JOHN LANTIGUA at least one of their principal plans of attack against President Obama during next year's presidential commentator, not only sees the GOP contenders having to forgo that criticism, but said Obama and his

  14. Obama's American Graduation Initiative: Race, Conservative Modernization, and a Logic of Abstraction

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    Kuntz, Aaron M.; Gildersleeve, Ryan Evely; Pasque, Penny A.

    2011-01-01

    The American Graduation Initiative stands as the cornerstone of the Obama administration's higher education agenda. To investigate the state of the politics of education in the Age of Obama, this article employs critical discourse analysis to unveil the hidden meanings and ideological commitments inherent in Obama's policy discourse. Read within…

  15. Obama cares about visuo-spatial attention: perception of political figures moves attention and determines gaze direction.

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    Mills, Mark; Smith, Kevin B; Hibbing, John R; Dodd, Michael D

    2015-02-01

    Processing an abstract concept such as political ideology by itself is difficult but becomes easier when a background situation contextualizes it. Political ideology within American politics, for example, is commonly processed using space metaphorically, i.e., the political "left" and "right" (referring to Democrat and Republican views, respectively), presumably to provide a common metric to which abstract features of ideology can be grounded and understood. Commonplace use of space as metaphor raises the question of whether an inherently non-spatial stimulus (e.g., picture of the political "left" leader, Barack Obama) can trigger a spatially-specific response (e.g., attentional bias toward "left" regions of the visual field). Accordingly, pictures of well-known Democrats and Republicans were presented as central cues in peripheral target detection (Experiment 1) and saccadic free-choice (Experiment 2) tasks to determine whether perception of stimuli lacking a direct association with physical space nonetheless induce attentional and oculomotor biases in the direction compatible with the ideological category of the cue (i.e., Democrat/left and Republican/right). In Experiment 1, target detection following presentation of a Democrat (Republican) was facilitated for targets appearing to the left (right). In Experiment 2, participants were more likely to look left (right) following presentation of a Democrat (Republican). Thus, activating an internal representation of political ideology induced a shift of attention and biased choice of gaze direction in a spatially-specific manner. These findings demonstrate that the link between conceptual processing and spatial attention can be totally arbitrary, with no reference to physical or symbolic spatial information. PMID:25300469

  16. Proceedings of the TextInfer 2011 Workshop on Textual Entailment, EMNLP 2011, pages 5963, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, July 30, 2011. c 2011 Association for Computational Linguistics

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    as that Barack Obama is president), and work in knowledge extrac- tion, e.g., Van Durme and Schubert (2008), has for pos- sibilistic forward inference (Barack Obama proba- bly makes a speech at least occasionally) when

  17. J.A. 1211 Genve 2 | www.letemps.ch Lundi 11 fvrier 2013 | N 4527 CHF 3.40, France 2.60

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    Stocker, Thomas

    américain Barack Obama mais en relativise aussi la portée. L'effort à accomplir est immense et exigera iranien? Pour Barack Obama, 2013 sera une année décisive. Page 6 Suisse Valais, le chevalier vert

  18. 56 NOTICES OF THE AMS VOLUME 57, NUMBER 1 KalmanReceivesNational

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    Sontag, Eduardo

    achievement. President Barack Obama honored Kalman and eight other medalists in an awards ceremony of mathematics, Rudolf Kalman receiving National Medal of Science from President Barack Obama. #12;JANUARY 2010

  19. 3 CFR 9022 - Proclamation 9022 of September 20, 2013. National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...families. That is why First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden launched the Joining...Nation secure. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of...the two hundred and thirty-eighth.BARACK...

  20. Building Dynamic Knowledge Graphs Department of Computer Science

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    Daume III, Hal

    ) constructed in 2008: it might accurately capture that Barack Obama is a senator living in Illinois. However, a year later the correct KB must be revised: Barack Obama is no longer a senator, but a president and his

  1. Proceedings of the ACL 2010 Conference Short Papers, pages 281285, Uppsala, Sweden, 11-16 July 2010. c 2010 Association for Computational Linguistics

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    . For in- stance, consider the following text: Barack Obama is visiting the Middle East. A NER system should be able to identify Barack Obama and Middle East as NEs and classify them as Person (PER) and Geo

  2. 31 CFR Appendix C to Part 510 - Executive Order 13570

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    2012-07-01

    ...14, 2006, and UNSCR 1874 of June 12, 2009, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, in...a.m. eastern daylight time on April 19, 2011. Barack Obama, THE WHITE HOUSE, April 18, 2011. [76...

  3. 31 CFR Appendix C to Part 510 - Executive Order 13570

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...14, 2006, and UNSCR 1874 of June 12, 2009, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, in...a.m. eastern daylight time on April 19, 2011. Barack Obama, THE WHITE HOUSE, April 18, 2011. [76...

  4. 31 CFR Appendix C to Part 510 - Executive Order 13570

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    2014-07-01

    ...14, 2006, and UNSCR 1874 of June 12, 2009, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, in...a.m. eastern daylight time on April 19, 2011. Barack Obama, THE WHITE HOUSE, April 18, 2011. [76...

  5. 3 CFR 8714 - Proclamation 8714 of September 16, 2011. Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, Constitution Week...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ..., BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim September 17, 2011, as... the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK OBAMA...

  6. 3 CFR 8937 - Proclamation 8937 of March 1, 2013. National Consumer Protection Week, 2013

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    2014-01-01

    ..., efficient, effective marketplace. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America... of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK OBAMA...

  7. 3 CFR 8789 - Proclamation 8789 of March 29, 2012. Vietnam Veterans Day

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... gratitude. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the..., and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK OBAMA...

  8. 3 CFR 8870 - Proclamation 8870 of September 21, 2012. National Hunting and Fishing Day, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... environmental progress in the years to come. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK OBAMA...

  9. 3 CFR 8850 - Proclamation 8850 of August 31, 2012. National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ..., I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK OBAMA...

  10. 3 CFR 8858 - Proclamation 8858 of September 7, 2012. National Grandparents Day, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... family, community, and country. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK OBAMA...

  11. 3 CFR 8720 - Proclamation 8720 of September 23, 2011. National Hunting and Fishing Day, 2011

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... Americans are able to enjoy and share in her bounty. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the... of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK OBAMA...

  12. 3 CFR 8383 - Proclamation 8383 of May 20, 2009. Emergency Medical Services Week, 2009

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ..., we express our appreciation for their critical work. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.BARACK OBAMA...

  13. 3 CFR 8658 - Proclamation 8658 of April 27, 2011. Workers Memorial Day, 2011

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ..., THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.BARACK OBAMA...

  14. 3 CFR 8972 - Proclamation 8972 of April 30, 2013. Law Day, U.S.A., 2013

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    2014-01-01

    ..., BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, in accordance with Public Law 87-20, as amended... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK OBAMA...

  15. 3 CFR 8439 - Proclamation 8439 of October 15, 2009. White Cane Safety Day, 2009

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... Americans who are blind or have low vision. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.BARACK OBAMA...

  16. 3 CFR 8779 - Proclamation 8779 of March 1, 2012. Irish-American Heritage Month, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... prosperous future for all Americans. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK OBAMA...

  17. 3 CFR 8955 - Proclamation 8955 of April 8, 2013. National Equal Pay Day, 2013

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... ourselves to realizing it in the days ahead. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United... of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK OBAMA...

  18. 3 CFR 8343 - Proclamation 8343 of January 20, 2009. National Day of Renewal and Reconciliation, 2009

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... angels of our nature.” NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by the... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.BARACK OBAMA...

  19. 3 CFR 8525 - Proclamation 8525 of May 20, 2010. Small Business Week, 2010

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    .... NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority... the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.BARACK OBAMA...

  20. 3 CFR 8975 - Proclamation 8975 of May 3, 2013. National Charter Schools Week, 2013

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ..., BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK OBAMA...

  1. 3 CFR 8668 - Proclamation 8668 of May 3, 2011. 50th Anniversary of the Freedom Rides

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ..., BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the..., and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.BARACK OBAMA...

  2. Even under Obama's Plan, Pell Grants Trail Tuition

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    Field, Kelly

    2009-01-01

    Making Pell Grants an entitlement and tying the maximum award to a measure of inflation, as President Obama has proposed, would probably yield larger awards and stop the cycle of shortfalls that have plagued the program. The president's plan, which would index the maximum award to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) plus one percentage point, probably…

  3. Envisioning Workforce Training Differently: The Obama "Free" Community College Initiative

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    Holland, Brian

    2015-01-01

    Education, particularly at the post-secondary level, does not come cheaply in the USA, with the increase in annual tuition costs far outpacing the inflation rate during the same time period. A core tenet of US President Obama's domestic policy agenda is the belief that increased educational attainment can potentially lead to better economic…

  4. Obama Pick Shows Focus on Training Work Force

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    Field, Kelly

    2009-01-01

    In the latest sign of the growing national prominence of community colleges, President Obama has named the chancellor of a two-year-college district to the government's top postsecondary-education position. The nominee for under secretary of education, Martha J. Kanter, is head of the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, in Silicon Valley.…

  5. Interes'ng-Phrase Mining for Ad-Hoc Text Analy'cs

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    Waldmann, Uwe

    'on barack obama) Gaining insights is tedious and a task mostly leW to users (e.g., iden'fy characteris'c quota'ons by barack obama) 2 / 27 #12;Interes'ng-Phrase Mining-hoc document set D' D (e.g., all documents that contain barack obama) Output: k most

  6. Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, pages 839849, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, June 23-25 2014. c 2014 Association for Computational Linguistics

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    related to President Barack Obama in the Freebase, and the relation mentions are some sen- tences but practical assumption is illustrated in Figure 1, in which we know that the two entities (Barack Obama, U.S.>) are not only involved in the rela- tion instances8 coming from knowledge bases (President-of(Barack Obama, U

  7. 6 WELTSPIEGEL Donnerstag, 6. November 2014 Warmlaufen fr die Prsidentschaftswahl

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    Schubart, Christoph

    -Experte Stephan Bierling erwartet von Barack Obama außenpolitische Impulse B ei den Zwischenwahlen in den Vereinigten Staaten sind die Demokraten von Präsi- dent Barack Obama abgestraft wor- den. Was das für die Beziehun- gen an der Universität Regensburg. Die Demokraten von US-Präsi- dent Barack Obama wurden bei den

  8. Proceedings of the Workshop on Automatic Summarization for Different Genres, Media, and Languages, pages 3340, Portland, Oregon, June 23, 2011. c 2011 Association for Computational Linguistics

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    ://dammit.lt/wikistats Barack Obama Joe Biden White House Inauguration ... US Airways Flight 1549 Chesley Sullenberger Hudson the arti- cles into 3 clusters, {Barack Obama, Joe Biden, White House, Inauguration} which corresponds to the inaugu- ration of Barack Obama, {US Airways Flight 1549, Ches- ley Sullenburger, Hudson River} which

  9. Votre budget matris sur le Web Skynet Web Rechercher

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    Rankin, Daniel

    (du 09/01 au 15/01) Barack Obama, présentation du président américain Flash info 15h Sondage L'arrivée de Barack Obama va-t-elle améliorer l'image que vous vous faites des Etats-Unis ? Oui Non Vidéos Ils président Barack Obama, selon la presse américaine, et quelques mots de soutien ont été prononcés par le

  10. Truthfulness Analysis of Fact Statements Using the Web , Weiyi Meng1

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    Meng, Weiyi

    Barack Obama. But due to the existence of significant amount of untruthful information on the Web to portrait Barack Obama as a Muslim. It is important to develop useful tools that can help web users]. 1 #12;Figure 1: Results of "Barack Obama is Muslim" (Yahoo.com on 12/20/2009) the top

  11. Space Station Crew Sends Greetings to President Obama - Duration: 2 minutes, 49 seconds.

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    International Space Station Commander Koichi Wakata from the Japanese space agency joins NASA astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Steve Swanson in a welcome message from orbit during President Obama's ...

  12. WHO'S AFRAID OF MICHELLE: FORCING THE FEMININE STYLE TO RECAST OBAMA'S IDENTITY DURING THE 2008 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN

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    Weaver, Ryan

    2013-05-31

    In 2008 Michelle Obama faced a crisis of identity in the midst of her husband's campaign to become the president of the United States. We know from polling data that Michelle Obama effectively managed that crisis, successfully reformulated her...

  13. Ohio State receives Obama-Singh award The Ohio State University is one of four U.S. universities to receive the highly competitive Obama-Singh 21st Century

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    Nahar, Sultana Nurun

    Ohio State receives Obama-Singh award The Ohio State University is one of four U.S. universities to receive the highly competitive Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative award for its project and research at Indian universities in collaboration with universities in the United States. The Obama

  14. Submitted to HuffingtonPost.com Obama's Iran Nuclear Deadline: A Grand Bargain is Still Possible if Both Sides

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    O'Donnell, Tom

    Submitted to HuffingtonPost.com Obama's Iran Nuclear Deadline: A Grand Bargain is Still Possible Obama and Secretary of State Clinton have promised "crippling" new sanctions will be imposed on Iran oil field for three days. One can well imagine the Obama administration's eventual response to any

  15. Posted: 5:43 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 Florida political scientists give Obama speech

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    Posted: 5:43 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, 2012 Florida political scientists give Obama speech mixed marks By John Lantigua Palm Beach Post Staff Writer President Obama's 39-minute acceptance speech by the conventioneers, as expected. But in the estimation of many other political observers, Obama, known for his

  16. Posted: 4:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 Dispute on how many jobs Obama created

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    Posted: 4:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 Dispute on how many jobs Obama created begins with where the administration of President Obama? While the president's campaign puts the number at 4.5 million private doesn't start counting until 2010, but if you do your figuring from when Obama took office in January

  17. Obama administration outlines new strategy for wildfire season

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    Wendel, JoAnna

    2014-04-01

    As the wildfire season approaches, the Obama administration has released its new National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy, developed by federal, state, tribal, and community partners. The strategy outlines new approaches to maintain healthy `landscapes, prepare communities for the fire season, and better address the nation's fire threats. "Through more strategic coordination with local communities the National Cohesive Strategy will help us better protect 46 million homes in 70,000 communities from catastrophic wildfires," U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said.

  18. States and Their Struggles with NCLB: Does the Obama Blueprint Get It Right?

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    Berry, Kimberly Scriven; Herrington, Carolyn D.

    2011-01-01

    This article analyzes challenges states identify in implementing No Child Left Behind (NCLB) with the Obama administration's proposals for Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) reauthorization. Drawing upon information from six states, this study shows that the Obama administration Blueprint for Reauthorization of ESEA responds to a number…

  19. President Obama and Education: The Possibility for Dramatic Improvements in Teaching and Learning

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    Darling-Hammond, Linda

    2009-01-01

    From the unique perspective gained heading Obama's education policy transition team, Darling-Hammond describes President Obama's commitment to making the education of every child a collective responsibility and reviews the major tenets of the new administration's plans for education. She reflects on the importance of suggested policy changes,…

  20. Obama's 2013 Education Budget and Blueprint: A Costly Expansion of Federal Control. Backgrounder, No. 2677

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    Burke, Lindsey M.; Sheffield, Rachel

    2012-01-01

    President Obama's FY 2013 budget request includes another major spending increase for the Department of Education--2.5 percent more than last year--to nearly $70 billion. American taxpayers are calling for spending restraint in Washington, yet President Obama's proposals would exacerbate the existing bureaucratic maze of federal programs and…

  1. Coling 2010: Poster Volume, pages 10501058, Beijing, August 2010

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    mention is a string which refers to such an entity, such as "Barack Hussein Obama", "Senator Obama" or "President Obama". The goal of coreference res- olution is to identify and connect all textual entity canonical reference to the entity ("Barack Obama") followed by additional expres- sions for the same entity

  2. KU Today, October 11, 2012

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    devices to improve their quality of life. Full Story Lecture on Obama's rhetoric Robin Rowland, KU professor of communication studies, will present "From Hope to Audacity: The Evolution of President Barack Obama’s Rhetoric and the 2012...

  3. Proceedings of the Workshop on Innovative Hybrid Approaches to the Processing of Textual Data (Hybrid2012), EACL 2012, pages 5260, Avignon, France, April 23 2012. c 2012 Association for Computational Linguistics

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    locations in the world; in French, M. Obama can denote both the US president Barack Obama (M. is an abbreviation of Monsieur 'Mr') or his spouse Michelle Obama; in this case ambiguity is caused by variation

  4. Supporting Factual Statements with Evidence from the Web

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    Cucerzan, Silviu

    .00. in short queries, such as "Barack Obama major" or "Obama biogra- phy". However, enabling search engines to provide evidence for a complex factual statement, such as "In 1981, Obama transferred to Columbia

  5. Tutorial One General Physics 3114

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    Feldman, David P.

    . Barack Obama, the president of the United States, is 6 feet, 2 inches tall. How many centimeters tall is President Obama? 2. It is 81 kilometers from Kigali to Butare. President Obama is visiting Kigali and he

  6. 3 CFR 8976 - Proclamation 8976 of May 9, 2013. Military Spouse Appreciation Day, 2013

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... for military homeowners. Through First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden's Joining Forces... more to serve them as well as they serve us. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United... OBAMA...

  7. [President Obama recently sent a hand-written note of apology to University of Texas Senior Lecturer in Art History Ann Collins Johns, resolving a flap that began a few weeks previously when, during an event

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    Anderson, Richard

    [President Obama recently sent a hand-written note of apology to University trades as a lucrative career, Obama added, they can probably earn more "than science. Before you give me the Obama treatment, note that I said "study

  8. President Obama Speaks with the STS-133 Crew - Duration: 6 minutes, 19 seconds.

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    President Obama talks with all twelve Discovery and International Space Station crew members about their missions and the importance of their work in space. Joining the president at the White House...

  9. A policy story of continuity and change : reflections on the Obama Administration's Metropolitan Agenda

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    Ullah, Athena Jade

    2011-01-01

    President Obama was sworn into office on January 20, 2009 and within the first month of his presidency, against a backdrop of staggering concerns about financial reform, energy efficiency, and the need to allocate $787 ...

  10. Obama quickly signals He means business on Green issues

    SciTech Connect

    2009-06-15

    President Obama has indicated that the U.S. will join the international community to find a resolution to the critical issue of climate change, but has made it clear that all major emitters must join the effort for it to be effective. The US is likely to agree to cut its emissions by 80 percent by 2050. The toughest task will be to convince a reluctant U.S. Congress to agree to comprehensive carbon legislation and to abide by any agreements reached in Copenhagen. Companies investing in such goods and services as coal-fired power plants and gas guzzling cars could start to incur heavy economic penalties in the near future for their greenhouse gas output.

  11. Streaming Cross Document Entity Coreference Resolution Delip Rao and Paul McNamee and Mark Dredze

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    Dredze, Mark

    Obama", "Senator Obama" or "President Obama". The goal of coreference res- olution is to identify- ten has a leading canonical reference to the entity ("Barack Obama") followed by additional expres- sions for the same entity ("President Obama.") An intra-document coreference system must first identify

  12. Georgia Tech's Faculty/Staff Newspaper Vol. 40, No. 14 March 16, 2015 w w w . w h i s t l e . g a t e c h . e d u

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    Institutes in the World' President Addresses Crowd of Nearly 10,000 (Left) President Barack Obama takes' to Georgia Tech Community see THANKS, page 3 KRISTEN BAILEY INSTITUTE COMMUNICATIONS President Barack Obama the stage shortly after 1:30 p.m. on March 10. (Center) President Obama hugs Tiffany Davis, the third

  13. Coreference Resolution in a Modular, Entity-Centered Model Aria Haghighi

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    .10,...] NAM-HEAD r r fr NOM-HEAD [president, leader] NAM-HEAD [Obama, Barack] r Lr Barack Obama NOM:0.18, 2:0.13, ...] [Obama: 0.02, Smith:0.015, Jr.: 0.01, ...] [president: 0.14, painter:0.11, senator: 0

  14. LUKe and MIKE: Learning from User Knowledge and

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    .g. identifying"Barack Obama"and "US President" as references to the same unique entity, and relation extraction, e.g. extracting an instance of an abstract bornIn relation from the text "Barack Obama's birthplace Hawaii". Such relational information is often represented in RDF triple form, e.g. (Obama

  15. Math 20340: Statistics for Life Sciences Mid-semester Exam 2

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    Galvin, David

    that Barack Obama be elected US president. The poll notes that "one can say with 95% confidence three days, each trying to estimate the proportion of the voting population that supports Barack Obama is a 95% probability that the poll is correct, that is, that the true support for Obama among the whole

  16. 3 CFR 9073 - Proclamation 9073 of December 31, 2013. National Mentoring Month, 2014

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... their mentoring activities, to First Lady Michelle Obama's mentoring initiative, which pairs local high..., America's best days will always lie ahead. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States... United States of America the two hundred and thirty-eighth.BARACK OBAMA...

  17. 3 CFR 8619 - Proclamation 8619 of December 21, 2010. National Mentoring Month, 2011

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... Obama and I have also established mentoring programs within the White House, pairing staff with young... impact that strengthens our country and our future. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the... the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.BARACK OBAMA...

  18. 3 CFR 8895 - Proclamation 8895 of November 1, 2012. Military Family Month, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... well as they serve us. Through First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden's Joining Forces initiative... long after the welcome home ceremonies are over. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the... United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK OBAMA...

  19. 3 CFR 9048 - Proclamation 9048 of October 31, 2013. Military Family Month, 2013

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden's Joining Forces initiative, my Administration has worked... military families strong and secure. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of... United States of America the two hundred and thirty-eighth.BARACK OBAMA...

  20. Racial attitudes and visual cues in political judgments: support for Obama during the 2008 presidential election.

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    West, Tessa V; Pearson, Adam R; Dovidio, John F; Johnson, Blair T; Phills, Curtis E

    2014-10-01

    The present longitudinal study examined the complex role of race-including racial attitudes and visual representations of race-in White Americans' responses to Obama during the 2008 U.S. presidential election. Consistent with prior research, participants who perceived Obama as darker skinned were less likely to vote for him and generally evaluated Obama less positively. It is important to note, however, that these effects were stronger among Whites with more egalitarian expressed racial attitudes. Moreover, this pattern occurred over and above effects of political orientation and remained stable over a 2-month period, including pre- and postelection. Implications of these findings for understanding the complex and persistent influence of race in politics are considered. PMID:25090140

  1. 3 CFR 8677 - Proclamation 8677 of May 13, 2011. World Trade Week, 2011

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...jobs, businesses, and industries of tomorrow. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority...Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.BARACK...

  2. 3 CFR 8784 - Proclamation 8784 of March 16, 2012. National Poison Prevention Week, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...year as “National Poison Prevention Week.” NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim March...Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK...

  3. 3 CFR 8352 - Proclamation 8352 of March 13, 2009. National Poison Prevention Week, 2009

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...issue and take steps to protect their families. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim March...Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.BARACK...

  4. 3 CFR 8981 - Proclamation 8981 of May 17, 2013. National Safe Boating Week, 2013

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...weekend as “National Safe Boating Week.” NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May...of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK...

  5. 3 CFR 9037 - Proclamation 9037 of October 8, 2013. Leif Erikson Day, 2013

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...October 9 of each year as “Leif Erikson Day.” NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim October...of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-eighth.BARACK...

  6. 3 CFR 8484 - Proclamation 8484 of March 15, 2010. National Poison Prevention Week, 2010

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...year as “National Poison Prevention Week.” NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim the...of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.BARACK...

  7. 3 CFR 8936 - Proclamation 8936 of February 28, 2013. Read Across America Day, 2013

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...opportunity to find inspiration on the printed page. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority...of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK...

  8. 3 CFR 8895 - Proclamation 8895 of November 1, 2012. Military Family Month, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...long after the welcome home ceremonies are over. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority...of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK...

  9. 3 CFR 8825 - Proclamation 8825 of May 21, 2012. National Safe Boating Week, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...weekend as “National Safe Boating Week.” NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May...Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK...

  10. 3 CFR 8676 - Proclamation 8676 of May 13, 2011. Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week, 2011

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...week in which it falls as “Police Week.” NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim...Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.BARACK...

  11. 3 CFR 8844 - Proclamation 8844 of July 27, 2012. National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...the care and respect they so deeply deserve. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority...of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK...

  12. 3 CFR 8367 - Proclamation 8367 of April 30, 2009. Law Day, U.S.A., 2009

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...dedicated to the principles of government under law. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, in accordance with Public...Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.BARACK...

  13. 3 CFR 8612 - Proclamation 8612 of December 3, 2010. International Day of Persons With Disabilities, 2010

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...barriers and ensure equal opportunity for all. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority...Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.BARACK...

  14. 3 CFR 9021 - Proclamation 9021 of September 19, 2013. National POW/MIA Recognition Day, 2013

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...remember the sacrifices made to defend our Nation. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority...of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-eighth.BARACK...

  15. 3 CFR 9054 - Proclamation 9054 of October 31, 2013. National Native American Heritage Month, 2013

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...is fully realized for every Native American. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority...of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-eighth.BARACK...

  16. 3 CFR 8710 - Proclamation 8710 of September 9, 2011. Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...National Day of Service and Remembrance.” NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim...Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK...

  17. 3 CFR 8496 - Proclamation 8496 of April 9, 2010. National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day, 2010

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...their selfless sacrifice and unshakeable resolve. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority...of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.BARACK...

  18. 3 CFR 8594 - Proclamation 8594 of October 29, 2010. National Hospice Month, 2010

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...ill to receive comfortable and dignified care. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority...Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.BARACK...

  19. 6/4/13 Do Obama's small biceps explain his liberal politics? -latimes.com www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-do-obamas-small-biceps-explain-his-liberal-politics-20130518,0,4521077,print.story 1/3

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    Cosmides, Leda

    6/4/13 Do Obama's small biceps explain his liberal politics? - latimes.com www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-do-obamas-small-biceps-explain-his-liberal-politics-20130518,0,4521077,print.story 1/3 adverti sem ent latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-do-obamas

  20. Polling Toplines Old Dominion University / Virginian Pilot Poll #3

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    Total 87 11.2 Total 776 100.0 #12;Do you approve of the job Barack Obama is doing as President? Would.0 If the presidential election was held today and your choices were Democrat Barack Obama or Republican Mitt Romney Barack Obama 376 48.5 50.2 50.2 Republican Mitt Romney 328 42.3 43.8 93.9 Other 10 1.3 1.4 95.3 Would

  1. Tell Them We Are Rising: An Ethnographic Study of the Obama Family Network of Jacksonville, Florida

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    Fluellen, Jerry E., Jr.

    2010-01-01

    On the weekend of December 13, 2008, 4,000 House Meetings in our nation convened to plan service events. In Jacksonville, Florida, four such House Meetings were held. Of the four, two became official links in Organizing for America, President Obama's grassroots organization. Of the two, one strove to become a learning organization. At the heart of…

  2. "Educate to Innovate": How the Obama Plan for STEM Education Falls Short. Backgrounder. No. 2504

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    Burke, Lindsey M.; McNeill, Jena Baker

    2011-01-01

    President Obama's Educate to Innovate initiative has provided billions in additional federal funding for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education programs across the country. The Administration's recognition of the importance of STEM education-- for global competitiveness as well as for national security--is good and…

  3. Promise and Peril: Charter Schools, Urban School Reform, and the Obama Administration

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    Payne, Charles; Knowles, Tim

    2009-01-01

    In this essay, Charles Payne and Tim Knowles argue that given President Obama's support of charter schools, it is time for educators and policymakers to closely consider both the possibilities and the limitations of these schools in the context of urban school reform. The authors discuss the unique flexibility of charter schools--namely in…

  4. Stimulating Reform: Race to the Top, Competitive Grants and the Obama Education Agenda

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    McGuinn, Patrick

    2012-01-01

    This article offers an analysis of the origins, evolution, and impact of the Obama administration's Race to the Top (RTTT) competitive grant program and places it in the broader context of the debate over the No Child Left Behind Act and the shifting intergovernmental relations around education. RTTT is fundamentally about two things: creating…

  5. MOST POPULAR MOST SHARED Obama to outline counterterrorism reforms | VIDEO1.

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    Calyam, Prasad

    kills militants it says threatened embassies | VIDEO 2. 5:10pm EST Security breach at Newark airport investigated | VIDEO 3. 4:31pm EST Jordanian with Qaeda ties killed CIA workers: report 4. 5:45pm EST VegasMOST POPULAR MOST SHARED Obama to outline counterterrorism reforms | VIDEO1. 10:31pm EST Yemen

  6. Viewpoint: Answering President Obama's Call for Mentoring--It's Not Just for Mentees Anymore

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    Reddick, Richard J.; Griffin, Kimberly A.; Cherwitz, Richard A.

    2011-01-01

    President Obama and the first lady declared January 2010 as National Mentoring Month, highlighting the power of mentoring and its impact on youth. While the benefits of being someone's protege are well documented, the authors were especially excited to hear the president speak about the benefits of serving as a mentor. Discussions of mentoring…

  7. Dear President Obama and Secretary Duncan: You Are Looking through the Wrong Window

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    Stevens, Lisa Patel; Piazza, Peter

    2010-01-01

    In this policy analysis column, we use the analytic tools of frame analysis to explore the ideologies, implicit and explicit, in the Obama administration's educational policies. In particular, we explore the ways that the initiatives are being framed through an oversimplified view of the "problem" in education and a capitalist-based approach to…

  8. The Impact of Health Care and Immigration Reform on Latino Support for President Obama and Congress

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    Sanchez, Gabriel R.; Medeiros, Jillian; Sanchez-Youngman, Shannon

    2012-01-01

    At the start of their term, the Obama administration pledged to reform two failing policy systems in the United States: immigration and health care. The Latino populations' attitudes toward these two critical policy areas are particularly relevant due to the large foreign born population in the Latino community and the large number of Latinos who…

  9. Reclaiming Our Freedom to Teach: Education Reform in the Obama Era

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    Behrent, Megan

    2009-01-01

    High school teacher Megan Behrent reflects on the impact of Obama's election on the students in her high school classroom. Obliged to temper her students' joyful exuberance on the morning of November 5, 2008, Behrent found that the election fervor highlighted for her the ways that schooling under NCLB has constrained both educators and students,…

  10. The Historically Black College and University Community and the Obama Administration: A Lesson in Communication

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    Gasman, Marybeth; Collins, Heather

    2014-01-01

    The Obama administration has some improbable critics: members of the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) community. What started out as carefully worded commentaries have given way to more direct criticisms and complaints about the administration's policies affecting HBCUs. Although some of these gripes can be attributed to…

  11. Ocean priOrities fOr the Obama administratiOn and cOngress

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    Huang, Wei

    Ocean priOrities fOr the Obama administratiOn and cOngress June 2013 Charting the Course Securing the Future of America's Oceans #12;about the Joint oCean Commission initiative Established in 2005, the Joint Ocean Commission Initiative promotes and maintains the important work of the U.S. Commission on Ocean

  12. From Paternalism to Self-Advocacy: Obama's Community College Graduation Strategy and Students with Disabilities

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    Fogg, Neeta P.; Harrington, Paul E.

    2009-01-01

    President Obama recently asked community colleges across the nation to take on a central role in his economic policy by awarding 5 million new associate degrees over the next decade. Those familiar with community college data know this is a daunting task for the nation's public two-year college system. In order to meet the challenge, the nation's…

  13. 78 FR 28461 - Military Spouse Appreciation Day, 2013

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-05-14

    ...for military homeowners. Through First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden's Joining Forces initiative, we...them as well as they serve us. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by...

  14. 76 FR 59879 - National Public Lands Day, 2011

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-09-27

    ...lands that belong to all Americans. First Lady Michelle Obama also joined in support of getting Americans outside when...lies at the heart of our Nation. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by...

  15. 3 CFR 8488 - Proclamation 8488 of March 31, 2010. Census Day, 2010

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the... of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.BARACK OBAMA...

  16. Race, Region, and Vote Choice in the 2008 Election: Implications for the Future of the Voting Rights Act

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    Ansolabehere, Stephen

    The election of an African American as President of the United States has raised questions regarding the continued relevance and even constitutionality of various provisions of the Voting Rights Act (VRA). Barack Obama’s ...

  17. Watching Children: A History of America's Race to Educate Kids and the Creation of the "Slow-Learner" Subject

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    Frenkiewich, Jeffrey C.

    2012-01-01

    On January 25, 2011, United States President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address to Congress and to the nation. As part of that address, President Obama articulated his vision for American education and stated that America had "to win the race to educate our kids" (Obama, 2011, state of the union). Mr. Obama's…

  18. Proceedings of the 50th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, pages 685693, Jeju, Republic of Korea, 8-14 July 2012. c 2012 Association for Computational Linguistics

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    . George Bush Mr. W. Barack Obama Sen. Hussein Hillary Clinton Mrs. Sen. Bristol Palin Ms. Emil Jones Jr.g., Mrs. Obama and Michelle Obama). As a result, the model discov- ers parts of names-- Mrs., Michelle, Obama -- while simultaneously performing coreference res- olution for named entity mentions

  19. Proceedings of the 13th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, pages 603612, Avignon, France, April 23 -27 2012. c 2012 Association for Computational Linguistics

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    , the token "Obama" can be used to iden- tify a series of tweets that discuss U.S. President Barack Obama Obama expressed in a dataset of tweets. Our results better correlate with Gallup's Presidential Job do not need more so- phisticated processing. For instance, searches for the name "Obama" have been

  20. Expert: This GOP primary 'like ultimate fighting'; Will it leave general election wounds?

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    , Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton exchanged personal criticisms, including the Obama camp accusing Clinton hopefuls this primary season -- hurt the GOP in its attempts to unseat President Obama in the fall, in this case President Obama." But both Wagner and Snaith voice caveats. "I will say this, unlike other primary

  1. South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com Democrats see path to victory

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    , is fighting for his political life. And President Barack Obama may not capture Florida's cache of electoral to energizing key constituencies and bringing in the heavy artillery. Obama himself will spend two days party's Hispanic Caucus, thinks Obama can win Florida for a second time. Four years ago, Obama won

  2. Jordi Turmo Adaptive Information Extraction Information Extraction

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    Ageno, Alicia

    Obama", offset=[10,11], doc= eng-XXX, type=PERSON Michelle Obama started her career as a corporate. She became First Lady in 1990, when her husband, Barack Obama was elected President of USA the entity using an Ontology, the entity mention ("Michelle Obama", offset=10,11], doc

  3. Diverse Charter Schools

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    Russo, Alexander

    2013-01-01

    In February 2009, newly elected President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visited Capital City Public Charter School in northwest Washington, D.C. This was the First Family's first official public-school visit, just a few short weeks after President Obama was sworn into office. Obama's enthusiastic support for charter schools was one of…

  4. ABQJOURNAL NORTH/OPINION: Obama Focusing on Wrong Energyhttp://www.abqjournal.com/cgi-bin/print_it.pl?page=/north/opinion/... 1 of 3 2/25/10 3:54 PM

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    ABQJOURNAL NORTH/OPINION: Obama Focusing on Wrong Energyhttp://www.abqjournal, 2010 Obama Focusing on Wrong Energy By J. Doyne Farmer In his State of the Union speech, President Obama wisely stated that we should stimulate the economy by investing in clean energy technologies

  5. NCI Scientists Awarded National Medal of Technology and Innovation by President Obama | Poster

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    Two NCI scientists received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the nation’s highest honor for technological achievement. The award was announced by President Obama in October. The honorees, John Schiller, Ph.D., Laboratory of Cellular Oncology (LCO), Center for Cancer Research, NCI, and Douglas Lowy, M.D., also from LCO and NCI deputy director, received their medals at a White House ceremony on Nov. 20.

  6. The New Leader of the Free World

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    Williamson, Kevin D.

    2012-01-01

    On January 20, 2009, Dr. Manmohan Singh, the prime minister of India, became the leader of the free world. The free world's attention was focused elsewhere: Senator Barack Obama, who on that day became President Barack Obama, quietly abdicated the role now taken up by Dr. Singh, having run an election campaign premised upon the ever-present but…

  7. 3 CFR 8596 - Proclamation 8596 of November 1, 2010. To Adjust the Rules of Origin Under the United States...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...in the Federal Register . NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by...States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.BARACK OBAMA ED04NO10.007 ED04NO10.008 ED04NO10.009...

  8. Cerebral Cortex doi:10.1093/cercor/bhq269

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    Behrmann, Marlene

    . For example, when we see a face of Barack Obama, the typical response is one of identification (i.e., that is Barack Obama not Denzel Washington) rather than one of categorization (i.e., that is a face not a house

  9. 3 CFR 8539 - Proclamation 8539 of June 29, 2010. To Modify Duty-Free Treatment Under the Generalized System of...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...or other import restriction. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue...States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.BARACK OBAMA ER06JY10.000 ER06JY10.001...

  10. 3 CFR 8840 - Proclamation 8840 of June 29, 2012. To Modify Duty-Free Treatment Under the Generalized System of...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...corrections to the HTS are necessary. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue...States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK OBAMA ED05JY12.006 ED05JY12.007 ED05JY12.008...

  11. 3 CFR 8682 - Proclamation 8682 of May 23, 2011. To Modify the Rules of Origin for the United States-Singapore...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...or other import restriction. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue...States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.BARACK OBAMA ED25MY11.014 ED25MY11.015...

  12. 3 CFR 8536 - Proclamation 8536 of June 12, 2010. To Implement Certain Provisions of the Dominican Republic...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...of actions taken thereunder. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue...States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.BARACK OBAMA ED16JN10.010 ED16JN10.011...

  13. THE RISE OF SOCIAL BOTS FIGHTING DECEPTION AND

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    ://truthy.indiana.edu/botornot http://motherboard.vice.com/read/barack-obama-is-probably-a-robot #12;Social bot detection! TASK://truthy.indiana.edu/botornot http://motherboard.vice.com/read/barack-obama-is-probably-a-robot #12;WHY DO WE CARE? #12;· Some bots

  14. 3 CFR 8394 - Proclamation 8394 of June 29, 2009. To Modify Duty-Free Treatment Under the Generalized System of...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...or other import restriction. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, acting...States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.BARACK OBAMA ED02JY09.013 ED02JY09.014...

  15. 3 CFR 8742 - Proclamation 8742 of October 31, 2011. To Modify the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States

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    2012-01-01

    ...or other import restriction. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue...States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK OBAMA ED03NO11.009 ED03NO11.010 ED03NO11.011...

  16. Discovering Meta-Paths in Large Heterogeneous Information Networks

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    Senellart, Pierre

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  17. Obama and the "Arab Spring": Desire, Hope and the Manufacture of Disappointment. Implications for a Transformative Pedagogy

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    Roberts, Lorna; Schostak, John

    2012-01-01

    For a period, in the run up to the election (2007-2008) and the months after the election, the name "Obama" signified hope for millions, not just in America but across the world. As the hope turned to disappointment, the financial crisis deepened and the Arab Spring renewed a call for a "humanity" that could transcend the differences of nations…

  18. Responsive partisanship: public support for the clinton and obama health care plans.

    PubMed

    Kriner, Douglas L; Reeves, Andrew

    2014-08-01

    We examine the contours of support for the Clinton and Obama health care plans during the 1990s and 2000s based on our own compilation of 120,000 individual-level survey responses from throughout the debates. Despite the rise of the Tea Party, and the racialization of health care politics, opinion dynamics are remarkably similar in both periods. Party ID is the single most powerful predictor of support for reform and the president's handling of it. Contrary to prominent claims, after controlling for partisanship, demographic characteristics are at best weak predictors of support for reform. We also show that Clinton and Obama did not "lose" blacks, seniors, or wealthy voters over the course of the debate. The small and often nonexistent relationship between these characteristics and support for the plan are constant over time. Instead, the modest fluctuations in support for reform appear to follow the ebb and flow of elite rhetoric. Both mean levels of support and its volatility over time covary with elite partisan discourse. These findings suggest that presidents courting public opinion should seek consensus among their own party's elites before appealing to other narrower interests. PMID:24842971

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  20. FABI STUDENT MEETS US FIRST LADY By Osmond Mlonyeni

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    in shaping and influencing the young Barack Obama during his college years. She also emphasized the enormous, Mrs Michelle Obama, paid her first official visit to Africa between 20-26 June 2011, during which she was South Africa. The atmosphere and excitement generated by the news that the "Obama's have landed

  1. Letter to Financial Times, December 12, 2012 Flaws in Norquist debt ceiling advice to Republicans

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    -ceiling crisis in order to pressure President Barack Obama into conceding to their budget plans ("Republican was probably too risky politically for Mr Obama to chance at the time, but now that he has won re-election, he while diminishing Tea Party influence. Given the scope of Mr Obama's victory, and the greater margin

  2. Coling 2010: Poster Volume, pages 630638, Beijing, August 2010

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    .g. "Obama Barack") and relations among concepts; while the speech embedded and the texts surrounding describing some events (e.g., Final Senate vote for the reform plans, Obama signs the reform agreement), images (e.g., images about various government involvements over decades) and videos/speech (e.g. Obama

  3. Institute for Public Policy and

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    Riley, Shawn J.

    Barack Obama's positive ratings improved to their highest level since mid- 2009, according to the latest and Social Research, kylec@msu.edu, 517-353-1731 OBAMA RATINGS IMPROVE; CONSUMER CONFIDENCE MIXED President gave Obama an "excellent" or "good" rating, up from last fall's 42.8 percent approval. "It appears

  4. Corporate Education Reform and the Rise of State Schools

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    Thomas, P. L.

    2013-01-01

    The election of Barack Obama appeared to signal a shift in U.S. policy toward the Left, particularly since Obama has been framed as a "socialist," but the education discourse and policy pursued under Obama and voiced by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has shown that education reform remains in the midst of a powerful corporate model. This essay…

  5. Space Station Operations Would Extend Until at Least 2024 Under Obama Plan

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    Showstack, Randy

    2014-01-01

    An 8 January decision by the White House to propose an extension of the International Space Station's (ISS) operation until at least 2024 would allow for increased research on board the floating laboratory, a longer planning horizon for commercial activities, and a continuation of international cooperation in space, administration officials said. The proposal, which has received initial support from some key members of Congress, would be the second extension for ISS under the Obama administration and would accommodate increased research related to long-duration human space flight, Earth science, and other areas. ISS, which in the United States is authorized under the NASA Authorization Act of 2010, was last extended in 2010 and costs about $3 billion annually to operate.

  6. A. To promote African American faculty, staff and student success. B. To expand and share knowledge of African American contributions to society.

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    Su, Xiao

    of History and African American Studies, SJSU Barack Obama, President United States of America The African - Cracking the Code - The System of Inequity February 19th - Film - Hidden Colors 2: The Triumph of Melanin

  7. 3 CFR 8400 - Proclamation 8400 of August 20, 2009. Minority Enterprise Development Week, 2009

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...leaders affirm that, with determination and commitment, every American can achieve his or her potential and live out their dreams. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in...

  8. 78 FR 1125 - National Stalking Awareness Month, 2013

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    2013-01-07

    ...has made great strides in combating stalking. During National Stalking Awareness Month, we resolve to keep building on this momentum until no American lives in fear of this crime. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of...

  9. Cacophonous geographies : the symbolic and material landscapes of race

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    Brand, Anna Livia

    2012-01-01

    Since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the election of President Barack Obama in 2008, the country has struggled with questions regarding the salience of racial inequality. While the days following Katrina ...

  10. 3 CFR 8633 - Proclamation 8633 of March 1, 2011. Read Across America Day, 2011

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... and in the home. It is family who first instills the love of learning in our future leaders by... every child a chance to succeed. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States...

  11. 3 CFR 8718 - Proclamation 8718 of September 21, 2011. National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week, 2011

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    2012-01-01

    ...community, and by working to strengthen HSIs, we will secure a brighter tomorrow for our children, helping them reach for the dream that has come to define our Nation. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of...

  12. 3 CFR 8889 - Proclamation 8889 of October 15, 2012. Blind Americans Equality Day, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...we remain a Nation where all our people, including those living with disabilities, have every opportunity to achieve their dreams. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested...

  13. Analyzing the critical success factors for two distinct social movement case studies : climate change & the opening of U.S.-Cuba policy

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    Hidalgo, Patrick (Patrick Francisco)

    2010-01-01

    There are a number of complex and seemingly intractable social problems facing the United States and the world today. Following the election of President Barack Obama in 2008, there was a renewed popular interest in ...

  14. 78 FR 73683 - International Day of Persons With Disabilities, 2013

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    2013-12-06

    ...enjoy equal access, equal opportunity, and the freedom to realize their limitless potential. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the...

  15. 78 FR 48791 - Prohibiting Certain Imports of Burmese Jadeite and Rubies

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    2013-08-09

    ...of October 18, 2007, Executive Order 13464 of April 30, 2008, and Executive Order 13619 of July 11, 2012, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, hereby order: Section 1. (a) The importation into the United...

  16. 76 FR 29989 - National Maritime Day, 2011

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    2011-05-24

    ...requested the President to issue annually a proclamation calling for its appropriate observance. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 22, 2011, as National Maritime Day. I call...

  17. 78 FR 39947 - To Modify Duty-Free Treatment Under the Generalized System of Preferences and for Other Purposes

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    2013-07-02

    ...4320. I have determined that a modification is necessary to correct an additional omission. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the...

  18. 77 FR 59041 - National POW/MIA Recognition Day, 2012

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    2012-09-25

    .... (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc. 2012-23770 Filed 9-24-12; 11:15 am] Billing code 3295-F2-P ... sacrifices made to defend our Nation. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States...

  19. 76 FR 59883 - National Hunting and Fishing Day, 2011

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    2011-09-28

    ... America the two hundred and thirty- sixth. (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc. 2011-25066 Filed 9-27-11; 8:45 am.... NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the...

  20. 77 FR 14265 - To Implement the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement

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    2012-03-09

    ... the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth. (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc. 2012-5912... restriction. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of...

  1. 76 FR 67033 - To Take Certain Actions Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act

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    2011-10-28

    .... (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc. 2011-28211 Filed 10-27-11; 11:15 am] Billing code 3295-F2-P ... actions taken thereunder. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America,...

  2. 78 FR 73683 - International Day of Persons With Disabilities, 2013

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    2013-12-06

    ... America the two hundred and thirty- eighth. (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc. 2013-29397 Filed 12-5-13; 11:15..., THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested...

  3. 75 FR 60563 - Family Day, 2010

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    2010-09-30

    ...dangers of substance abuse. On this Family Day, let us recommit to creating a solid foundation for the future health and happiness of all our Nation's children. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by...

  4. 78 FR 60177 - National Public Lands Day, 2013

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    2013-10-01

    ...us pass forward the opportunity to experience their majesty, connect with our natural heritage, and refresh our bodies and minds. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority...

  5. 77 FR 11116 - Draft National Plan To Address Alzheimer's Disease

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    2012-02-24

    ...SERVICES Draft National Plan To Address Alzheimer's Disease AGENCY: Office of the Assistant...on the draft National Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease, which is available at http...Barack Obama signed into law the National Alzheimer's Project Act (NAPA),...

  6. 3 CFR 8688 - Proclamation 8688 of June 2, 2011. National Oceans Month, 2011

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...trade, bountiful sources of food, and frontiers for renewable energy, we must also recommit to ensuring their safety and sustainability, and to being vigilant guardians of our coastal communities. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of...

  7. 77 FR 60615 - National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, 2012

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    2012-10-04

    ... two hundred and thirty-seventh. (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc. 2012-24703 Filed 10-3-12; 8:45 am... to live in health and happiness. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States...

  8. 3 CFR 8469 - Proclamation 8469 of December 31, 2009. 40th Anniversary of the National Environmental Policy Act...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...into law with overwhelming bipartisan support, ushering in a new era of environmental awareness and citizen participation...may hope to enjoy the beauty and utility of a clean, healthy planet. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of...

  9. 75 FR 885 - 40th Anniversary of the National Environmental Policy Act, 2010

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    2010-01-07

    ...into law with overwhelming bipartisan support, ushering in a new era of environmental awareness and citizen participation in...may hope to enjoy the beauty and utility of a clean, healthy planet. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the...

  10. 77 FR 72909 - International Day of Persons With Disabilities, 2012

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    2012-12-06

    ...meeting that challenge here in the United States, and let us redouble our efforts to build new paths to participation, empowerment, and progress around the world. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by...

  11. How Obama's $12-Billion Could Change 2-Year Colleges: An In-Depth Look at Ways the President's Proposal Might Play Out

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    Fischer, Karin; Parry, Marc

    2009-01-01

    President Obama announced a plan to spend an unprecedented $12-billion over 10 years to improve programs, courses, and facilities at community colleges. The money, the president said, will position two-year institutions to produce five million more graduates over the next decade and to play a leading role in rebuilding the economy. But after the…

  12. Tell President Obama About Coal River Mountain Coal River Mountain and the Heathrow Airport runway remind me how important it is to

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    Hansen, James E.

    Tell President Obama About Coal River Mountain Coal River Mountain and the Heathrow Airport runway remind me how important it is to keep our eye on the ball. Coal River Mountain is the site of an absurdity. I learned about Coal River Mountain from students at Virginia Tech last fall. They were concerned

  13. Advancing Performance Pay in the Obama Administration: The Influence of Political Strategy and Alternative Priorities. Program on Education Policy and Governance Working Papers Series. PEPG 10-04

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    Smarick, Andrew

    2010-01-01

    Even the most cursory look at the current administration's approach to performance pay reveals a noteworthy story. Unlike all of his Democratic predecessors--and some of his Republican ones--President Obama not only appreciates the value of differentiating the compensation of teachers based on a effectiveness, he has put energy and money behind…

  14. 3 CFR 9000 - Proclamation 9000 of July 25, 2013. National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day, 2013

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    2014-01-01

    ...as well as they served us—now and forever. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority...of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-eighth.BARACK...

  15. 3 CFR 8719 - Proclamation 8719 of September 22, 2011. National Public Lands Day, 2011

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    2012-01-01

    ...adventure that lies at the heart of our Nation. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority...Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK...

  16. 3 CFR 8670 - Proclamation 8670 of May 6, 2011. National Women's Health Week, 2011

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    2012-01-01

    ...priority and support each other in these efforts. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority...Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.BARACK...

  17. 3 CFR 8581 - Proclamation 8581 of October 8, 2010. Leif Erikson Day, 2010

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    2011-01-01

    ...October 9 of each year as “Leif Erikson Day.” NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim October...Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.BARACK...

  18. 3 CFR 8743 - Proclamation 8743 of November 1, 2011. Military Family Month, 2011

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    2012-01-01

    ...a difference in the lives of these patriots. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority...Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK...

  19. 3 CFR 8920 - Proclamation 8920 of December 20, 2012. To Extend Nondiscriminatory Treatment (Normal Trade...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...should no longer apply to the Republic of Moldova. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority...of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK...

  20. 3 CFR 8709 - Proclamation 8709 of September 9, 2011. National Grandparents Day, 2011

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    2012-01-01

    ...contributions to our Nation and its proud story. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority...Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK...

  1. 3 CFR 8877 - Proclamation 8877 of October 1, 2012. National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, 2012

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    2013-01-01

    ...fear because they feel unsafe in their own home. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority...of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK...

  2. 3 CFR 8669 - Proclamation 8669 of May 5, 2011. Military Spouse Appreciation Day, 2011

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    2012-01-01

    ...freedom and the security of the United States. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority...Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.BARACK...

  3. 3 CFR 8976 - Proclamation 8976 of May 9, 2013. Military Spouse Appreciation Day, 2013

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    2014-01-01

    ...more to serve them as well as they serve us. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority...of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK...

  4. 3 CFR 8700 - Proclamation 8700 of August 31, 2011. National Preparedness Month, 2011

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    2012-01-01

    ...task of keeping our country strong and safe. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority...Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK...

  5. 3 CFR 8474 - Proclamation 8474 of January 15, 2010. Religious Freedom Day, 2010

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    2011-01-01

    ...with whom we share a brief moment on this Earth. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority...of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.BARACK...

  6. 3 CFR 8713 - Proclamation 8713 of September 15, 2011. National POW/MIA Recognition Day, 2011

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    2012-01-01

    ...remember the sacrifices made to defend our Nation. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority...Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK...

  7. 3 CFR 8818 - Proclamation 8818 of May 14, 2012. To Implement the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...any rate of duty or other import restriction. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority...Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK...

  8. 3 CFR 9045 - Proclamation 9045 of October 23, 2013. United Nations Day, 2013

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    2014-01-01

    ...and united by our shared hopes for the future. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority...of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-eighth.BARACK...

  9. 3 CFR 8783 - Proclamation 8783 of March 6, 2012. To Implement the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...any rate of duty or other import restriction. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority...Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.BARACK...

  10. 3 CFR 8646 - Proclamation 8646 of March 31, 2011. National Financial Literacy Month, 2011

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    2012-01-01

    ...1-888-MyMoney for guidance and resources. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority...Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.BARACK...

  11. 3 CFR 8634 - Proclamation 8634 of March 4, 2011. National Consumer Protection Week, 2011

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    2012-01-01

    ...MyMoney.gov and www.ConsumerFinance.gov. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority...Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.BARACK...

  12. 3 CFR 8371 - Proclamation 8371 of May 4, 2009. Older Americans Month, 2009

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...this support, and we owe them nothing less. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority...Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.BARACK...

  13. 3 CFR 8956 - Proclamation 8956 of April 8, 2013. National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day, 2013

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    2014-01-01

    ...who has sworn an oath to protect and defend. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority...of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.BARACK...

  14. 3 CFR 8419 - Proclamation 8419 of September 17, 2009. National POW/MIA Recognition Day, 2009

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    2010-01-01

    ...who have paid so high a price in its service. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority...of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.BARACK...

  15. 3 CFR 8652 - Proclamation 8652 of April 8, 2011. National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day, 2011

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    2012-01-01

    ...the well-earned support of a thankful Nation. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority...Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.BARACK...

  16. 3 CFR 8506 - Proclamation 8506 of April 28, 2010. Older Americans Month, 2010

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    2011-01-01

    ...continues to enrich our Nation and shape our future. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority...of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.BARACK...

  17. 3 CFR 9049 - Proclamation 9049 of October 31, 2013. National Adoption Month, 2013

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...their hearts and their homes to children in need. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority...of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-eighth.BARACK...

  18. 3 CFR 8642 - Proclamation 8642 of March 31, 2011. National Donate Life Month, 2011

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...improve the lives of Americans across our country. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority...Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.BARACK...

  19. Charter Schools... Taking a Closer Look: How Charter Schools Operate, Who Attends Them, How They Are Distinctive, and How They Fare Academically

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    Bulkley, Katrina E.

    2012-01-01

    Since the adoption of the first charter school law in Minnesota in 1991, charter schools have received considerable attention. Three U.S. presidents, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama, have all supported charters, and the Obama administration has highlighted charter schools under its Race to the Top fund and in regulations for its…

  20. Every Day Is National Lab Day

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    Bull, Glen

    2010-01-01

    President Barack Obama recently issued a call for increased hands-on learning in U.S. schools in an address at the National Academy of Sciences. Obama concluded that the future of the United States depends on one's ability to encourage young people to "create, and build, and invent." In this article, the author discusses National Lab Day (NLD)…

  1. What's so Bad about Being "Professorial"?

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    Vaidhyanathan, Siva

    2008-01-01

    CNN commentator Bill Bennett's invocation of "professorial" was the latest among a string of comments about Barack Obama, who used to teach constitutional law at the University of Chicago. On September 13, the "New York Times" columnist Thomas L. Friedman wrote, "Obama may be a bit professorial, but at least he is trying to unite the country to…

  2. U.S. Ed-Tech Plan Urges Rethinking in K-12 Schools

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    Ash, Katie

    2010-01-01

    The Obama administration urged educators and policymakers last week to embrace a host of digital-learning approaches it says will make K-12 schools better, including putting a computing device in the hands of every student. Guided by an overarching goal set by President Barack Obama to raise national college-completion rates from 40 percent to 60…

  3. The Presidential Sweepstakes 2008: Education with a Whimper, Not with a Bang

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    Doyle, Denis

    2008-01-01

    In March, the author invited the three leading presidential contenders--Hillary Clinton, John McCain, and Barack Obama--to submit essays about their educational platforms. Obama submitted an essay while McCain did not. Due to seemingly lack of response from the candidates, the author concluded that no one is sure what to do at the national level,…

  4. Democrats' K-12 Views Differ, Subtly

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    Hoff, David J.; Klein, Alyson

    2008-01-01

    Throughout the presidential campaign, the leading Democrats have been speaking from a similar script on education--until this month, when U.S. Senator Barack Obama of Illinois suggested that he could be persuaded to support private school vouchers. "If there was any argument for vouchers, it was "Let's see if the experiment works"," Sen. Obama

  5. The 2012 Republican Candidates (so Far): What They've Said and Done on Education in the Past, and What They Might Do about Our Public Schools if Elected

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    Sherry, Allison

    2011-01-01

    Two months before his 2008 election, Barack Obama addressed a roomful of Ohio public school teachers, praising their long hours and talking about his daughters' starting 2nd and 5th grade. Then Obama departed from the usual feel-good talking points. He touted competition, charter schools, and school choice. Two and a half years later, Republicans…

  6. 78 FR 59153 - National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week, 2013

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    ... thirty- eighth. (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc. 2013-23542 Filed 9-24-13; 11:15 am] Billing code 3295-F3 ... Forces and their families. That is why First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden launched the Joining... secure. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of...

  7. The Need for Career and Technical Education (CTE) Partnerships

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    Pawlowski, Brett

    2012-01-01

    There is an interesting contrast to be found between President Barack Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan: Whereas Obama regularly refers to the current economic situation as the "Great Recession," Duncan instead labels it as "The New Normal." Only one of these can be correct--and the implications for educators are profound. The author…

  8. Speak Up: Colleges across the Country Do Their Parts to Encourage Voting

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    Stuart, Reginald

    2012-01-01

    When U.S. Sen. Barack Obama launched his bold bid in 2007 for the presidency of the United States, the contingency of college-aged voters was paramount to deciding the outcome of the election. As in past big election years, college students mobilized in large numbers, that year mostly rallying to Obama's call to help him lead a major turnaround in…

  9. How to Use Social Media as an Advocacy Tool

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    Kidwai, Sabrina; Imperatore, Catherine

    2011-01-01

    When Barack Obama ran for President in 2008, he not only used a grassroots campaign to reach out to his constituents, he also utilized social media. Since Obama's run for President, other politicians and federal government officials have sought to capitalize on social media's reach by creating their own Facebook, YouTube and Twitter accounts.…

  10. $75 Billion in Formula Grants Failed to Drive Reform. Can $5 Billion in Competitive Grants Do the Job? Education Stimulus Watch. Special Report 2

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    Smarick, Andy

    2009-01-01

    In early 2009, Congress passed and President Barack Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the federal government's nearly $800 billion stimulus legislation. According to key members of Congress and the Obama administration, the education portions of the law, totaling about $100 billion, were designed both to…

  11. Move Over Mr. Warhol, You're History!

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    Hinshaw, Craig

    2010-01-01

    Shepard Fairey's famous poster of Barack Obama with the word "HOPE" surely contributed to Obama's public persona. In this article, the author presents a lesson inspired by the contemporary relevance of the poster. In this lesson, students will learn that photographs can be altered to create a work of art and that art can be used to create a…

  12. NATURE PHYSICS | VOL 8 | OCTOBER 2012 | www.nature.com/naturephysics 695 The 2012 US presidential election is now

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    Loss, Daniel

    and climate change. Obama, as incumbent, is able to point to some specific initiatives of his administration large among election issues: has incumbent president Barack Obama brought about the change he promised in 2008; although, in the dire economic climate of the last four years, could he? As the American

  13. Early Favorite in Academe Wins Handily

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    Hebel, Sara

    2008-01-01

    Among the many groups of Barack Obama's supporters who considered him one of their own, and helped propel him into the presidency, were large numbers of the nation's college professors, administrators, and students. The president-elect won overwhelming support from academe throughout the campaign. The Obama campaign aggressively courted student…

  14. Review 08--A Year in

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    Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2008

    2008-01-01

    Barack Obama's monumental presidential campaign took the nation by storm, a history-making and future-defining feat sure to keep academicians busy for many years to come. How America addresses race as a result of Obama's sweeping victory remains to be seen, but his election came in the same year New York state installed its first Black governor,…

  15. InsideIllinoisApril 3, 2008 Vol. 27, No. 17

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    Bashir, Rashid

    . Michael Cheney says Democratic frontrunner Barack Obama elevated the Internet's social reach from novelty t y o f I l l i n o i s a t U r b a n a - C h a m p a i g n UI political expert: Obama campaign very well. This is the way you get your base mobilized; this is the way you raise money." He says Obama

  16. Earth and space science community responds to U.S. presidential election

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    Showstack, Randy

    2012-11-01

    Following the 6 November reelection of U.S. president Barack Obama, Eos contacted a number of scientists and analysts involved with the Earth and space sciences. Each was asked (1) for their thoughts about what impact the presidential election will have on the Earth and space sciences and (2) what they see as the key challenges and what the Obama administration should have at the top of its agenda related to the geosciences. Here are 13 responses.

  17. Soldiers, Civilians, and Multilateral Humanitarian Intervention

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    Recchia, Stefano

    2015-06-22

    , national security leaders in the Barack Obama administration began debating the possibility of humanitarian military intervention. At one end of the policy spectrum were senior civilian officials of liberal Wilsonian persuasion—including NSC staffers... by highlighting attendant risks and potential long-term operational costs.1 President Obama waited until 17 March before deciding in favor of intervention.2 By then, NATO allies, led by Britain and France, had pledged that they would carry most of the operation...

  18. Health reform: a bipartisan view.

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    Cooper, Jim; Castle, Michael

    2009-01-01

    This optimistic assessment of the prospects for health reform from senior Democratic and Republican congressmen spells out several reasons why reform can be achieved early in the first year of the Obama administration. Political and policy factors suggest that President-elect Barack Obama is in a much better position than his predecessors to achieve comprehensive health reform, including universal coverage. The Obama administration will have to overcome numerous obstacles and resistance to enact reform. Still, after decades of frustration and disappointment, policymakers should set aside their differences and enable the United States to join the ranks of developed nations by making sure every American has health insurance. PMID:19151002

  19. The Uneducated Candidates

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    Selingo, Jeffrey J.; Hebel, Sara

    2008-01-01

    During the three presidential debates this fall, both John McCain and Barack Obama opened by thanking their university hosts. If not for their locations, it's likely one would not have heard the words "college," "university," or "higher education" even uttered in the debates. Indeed, it wasn't until the final debate that Senator McCain mentioned…

  20. The Online Frontier

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    Sturgis, Ingrid

    2012-01-01

    In President Barack Obama's most recent State of the Union address, technology figured significantly as part of his plan to increase the number of college graduates and reduce the cost of education. With concern that the United States is losing its competitive edge because it is not producing enough graduates and minority students are reportedly…

  1. Going Green Online: Distance Learning Prepares Students for Success in Green-Collar Job Markets

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    Githens, Rod; Sauer, Timothy

    2010-01-01

    President Barack Obama has touted the development of a new green economy as a tool to rebuild the American economy while creating new jobs. This new economy requires entrepreneurs and innovators to create new businesses and invent new technologies. It also requires technicians with specialized skills to build wind farms, operate renewable fuels…

  2. Colleges Weigh "Yes We Can" Approach to Fund Raising

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    Parry, Marc

    2009-01-01

    Blue State Digital, the company that helped catapult Barack Obama into the White House, is courting colleges. Some are welcoming the political rainmaker inside their wrought-iron gates. But some skeptics question whether what works in the digital war room of a political campaign can translate into the academic arena. The world of college fund…

  3. Web address: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/06/

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    to Gulf Oil Spill Reflect Americans' Changing Corporate Expectations ScienceDaily (June 16, 2010) -- Just as President Barack Obama called for in his address to the nation last night, Americans are demanding that BP of U.S. adults aware of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico found that Republicans, Democrats

  4. High School Influences on College Enrollment and College Graduation of Dallas Independent School District 2002 Graduates

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    Johnson, Linda K.

    2011-01-01

    The overarching goal for American education under President Barack Obama has been to increase college enrollment and completion rates. The pressure to achieve this goal has been keenly felt in the postsecondary community, especially as federal and state funding have become increasingly tied to achieving higher college completion rates. Yet the…

  5. Increasing Accountability Measures for Early Childhood Teachers Using Evaluation Models: Observation, Feedback, and Self-Assessment

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    Reinking, Anna Krummel

    2015-01-01

    President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan are promoting an early learning initiative focusing on the agenda of every four year old having equal access to high-quality early learning environments (Administration for Children and Families, 2013). One way the Federal government is supporting this proposal is through a grant;…

  6. Jobs Plan Highlights Education

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    Klein, Alyson

    2011-01-01

    President Barack Obama is putting new money to save educators' jobs and help states refurbish aging school facilities at the center of a nearly $450 billion plan to jump-start the sluggish economy. The author talks about the president's plan which is sure to face hurdles in a politically polarized Washington where one house of Congress is…

  7. 75 FR 34303 - 90th Anniversary of the Department of Labor Women's Bureau, 2010

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    ...build a better and brighter tomorrow, one in which our daughters have an equal right and opportunity to pursue the American Dream. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me...

  8. 77 FR 20501 - World Autism Awareness Day, 2012

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    2012-04-05

    ...spectrum and their families, and let us continue the work of ensuring all our people have a chance at achieving the American dream. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me...

  9. 76 FR 77363 - Human Rights Day and Human Rights Week, 2011

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    2011-12-13

    ...of individuals. On this anniversary, we recognize human rights as universal, and we stand with all those who reach for the dream of a free, just, and equal world. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by...

  10. 78 FR 53231 - Women's Equality Day, 2013

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    2013-08-28

    ...our time. Today, we honor the pioneers of women's equality by doing our part to realize that great American dream--the dream of a Nation where all things are possible for all people. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of...

  11. Publicación de Propuesta Presupuestaria del NCI para el Año Fiscal 2017

    Cancer.gov

    Ayer, tuve el honor de presentar al Presidente Barack Obama el Plan Anual del NCI y Propuesta Presupuestaria para el Año Fiscal 2017. Creo que la “Propuesta Presupuestaria”, como se conoce ahora, es especialmente importante este año para la investigación oncológica por dos razones.

  12. Fundamentals of Creativity

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    Beghetto, Ronald A.; Kaufman, James C.

    2013-01-01

    Creativity has become a hot topic in education. From President Barack Obama to Amazon's Jeff Bezos to "Newsweek" magazine, business leaders, major media outlets, government officials, and education policy makers are increasingly advocating including student creativity in the curriculum. But without a clear understanding of the nature of creativity…

  13. Yes, We Did? Educational Equity in a New "Post-Racial" Society

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    Dixson, Adrienne

    2015-01-01

    This chapter provides a critique of the post-racial discourse that emerged after the election of President Barack Obama as the first African American president of the United States. Using personal narrative, I extend this critique of the post-racial within the context of a multicultural education graduate program.

  14. 3 CFR 8765 - Proclamation 8765 of December 8, 2011. Human Rights Day and Human Rights Week, 2011

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 3 The President 1 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Proclamation 8765 of December 8, 2011. Human Rights... their human rights. Around the world, we witnessed significant progress in consolidating democracy and... equal world. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue...

  15. 3 CFR 9006 - Proclamation 9006 of August 30, 2013. National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, 2013

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 3 The President 1 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Proclamation 9006 of August 30, 2013. National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, 2013 9006 Proclamation 9006 Presidential Documents Proclamations...-free world. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue...

  16. 3 CFR 13606 - Executive Order 13606 of April 22, 2012. Blocking the Property and Suspending Entry Into the...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 3 The President 1 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Executive Order 13606 of April 22, 2012. Blocking...)), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of... enables the Iranian and Syrian people to freely communicate with each other and the outside world, as...

  17. Turning around Schools in Need

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    Rivero, Victor

    2009-01-01

    In December, President-elect Barack Obama selected Chicago's Dodge Renaissance Academy, a 400-student pre-K8 school, as the backdrop for choosing Arne Duncan, the Chicago Public Schools' CEO, as the nation's new secretary of education. Touted as a "turnaround school," Dodge represented the idea that if change could come to a high-poverty, failing…

  18. Education Platforms for America

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    District Administration, 2012

    2012-01-01

    What is at stake for K12 education in next month's presidential election? Both President Barack Obama (Democratic Party) and Gov. Mitt Romney (Republican Party) say improving education will be a top priority in their administrations, but their policies and initiatives would likely be quite different. While political platforms rarely offer detailed…

  19. New Leeway on Horizon under NCLB

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    McNeil, Michele

    2011-01-01

    As the clock ticks toward President Barack Obama's back-to-school deadline for rewriting the No Child Left Behind Act, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is preparing to grant states relief from key provisions of the federal school accountability law in exchange for what he calls "commitments to key reforms." The move comes as pressure mounts…

  20. Our Challenges as a People

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    Teaching Tolerance, 2009

    2009-01-01

    Barack Obama's ascension to the highest elected office in America's land is surely a milestone in the American narrative. The events of Nov. 4, 2008, and Jan. 20, 2009, are marks of America's collective progress. In the course of the long campaign season, however, there is another date that also should be etched into American textbooks: March 18,…

  1. 3 CFR 8488 - Proclamation 8488 of March 31, 2010. Census Day, 2010

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...Census form back, we help save taxpayer dollars and ensure that all Americans get the support they deserve and a voice in our democracy. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested...

  2. Unions and the Public Interest: Is Collective Bargaining for Teachers Good for Students?

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    Kahlenberg, Richard D.; Greene, Jay P.

    2012-01-01

    Three years after Barack Obama's election signaled a seeming resurgence for America's unions, the landscape looks very different. Republican governors in Wisconsin, Indiana, and Ohio have limited the reach of collective bargaining for public employees. The moves, especially in Wisconsin, set off a national furor that has all but obscured the…

  3. newsletter of the UCSF Foundation

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    Martin, Gail

    , the nation's highest honor for science and technology. President Barack Obama told the recipients, but for many important diseases, such as HIV, tuberculosis and malaria, the production of safe and effective technology where the next lifesaving techniques like fetal surgery will be introduced." "UCSF represents what

  4. 3 CFR 8839 - Proclamation 8839 of June 15, 2012. Father's Day, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... dedicate themselves to their sons and daughters, expressing a love that knows neither beginning nor end... up without the love and support of their fathers. When the responsibilities of fathers go unmet, our..., day in and day out, with love, humility, and pride. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of...

  5. The Evolution of Women's Roles within the University and the Workplace

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    Webb, Joyce G.

    2010-01-01

    On April 20, 2010, United States President Barack Obama issued a proclamation declaring National Equal Pay Day. In the proclamation it was recognized that despite years of progress in the workforce, women are still not paid as much as men. The proclamation states: Throughout our Nation's history, extraordinary women have broken barriers to achieve…

  6. "They Mean Something More!" Teaching about Symbols Using Balanced Integration

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    Vesperman, Dean P.; Bernens-Kinkead, Donna J.; Loudermilk, Liesl S.; Newsom, Gladys I. M.

    2012-01-01

    Since the election of 1796, buttons, slogans, and, most importantly, symbols have become a mainstay of the American election system. The log cabin symbolized the childhoods of Andrew Jackson and Abraham Lincoln; the sun represented hope on Barack Obama's 2008 presidential election posters. Many people without formal instruction in what symbols…

  7. TILMA: The Impact of Domestic Trade Pacts on Learning Environments

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    Frampton, Caelie

    2008-01-01

    When U.S. presidential hopeful Barack Obama suggested he would reopen the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) for negotiation, the ensuing debate demonstrated that international trade agreements are controversial. A new interprovincial trade agreement between British Columbia and Alberta, the Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement…

  8. A New Deal for Higher Education?

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    Roach, Ronald

    2009-01-01

    Almost a year after assuming leadership, the administration of Barack Obama has taken on enormous tasks in confronting the recession that has gripped the U.S. economy. Americans have watched tentatively as the president has extended federal powers into handling corporate bailouts, overseeing the rehabilitation of banks and General Motors, laying…

  9. What Role Can School Health Providers Play in Health Care Reform?

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    Fleming, Robin

    2009-01-01

    President Barack Obama is wasting no time in unfolding his plan to provide health coverage for all Americans. He started in February by signing legislation to reinstate the State Children's Health Insurance Program, which expands eligibility criteria to provide 4 million more children access to health care. This first step is one of many needed to…

  10. 78 FR 64930 - Open Forum on College Value and Affordability and College Ratings System

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    2013-10-30

    ...In August 2013, President Barack Obama outlined the Administration's plans and proposals for combating rising college costs and making college affordable for American families. As part of an effort to gather public input about these proposals, and in particular the development of a college ratings system, the Department has scheduled four open forums around the country. At each open forum, a......

  11. Scholarly Discord

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    Pellegrinelli, Lara

    2009-01-01

    Even with President Barack Obama's promises to close the Guantanamo Bay detention camp and withdraw troops from Iraq, the subject of torture keeps making the news. With all that detainees have had to endure during their incarcerations--the recent memos detail stress positions, cramped confinement, and waterboarding, among other tactics--perhaps…

  12. Mapping the Future, Mapping Education: An Analysis of the 2011 State of the Union Address

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    Collin, Ross

    2012-01-01

    This article presents a discourse analysis of President Barack Obama's 2011 State of the Union Address. Fredric Jameson's concepts of cognitive mapping, cultural revolution, and the unconscious are employed to examine the president's vision of educational and economic transformation. Ultimately, it is argued this vision evokes a world in which…

  13. 3 CFR 8518 - Proclamation 8518 of May 7, 2010. Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week, 2010

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... Memorial Day and Police Week, 2010 8518 Proclamation 8518 Presidential Documents Proclamations Proclamation 8518 of May 7, 2010 Proc. 8518 Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week, 2010By the President of the... which it falls as “Police Week.” NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States...

  14. 3 CFR 8922 - Proclamation 8922 of December 31, 2012. National Mentoring Month, 2013

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...important occasion, I encourage all Americans to spend time as a mentor and help lift our next generation toward their hopes and dreams. To learn more about how to get involved, visit www.Serve.gov/Mentor. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA,...

  15. 3 CFR 8964 - Proclamation 8964 of April 26, 2013. Workers Memorial Day, 2013

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...assembly line or into a mine shaft, their country stands alongside them, protecting their safety and their stake in the American dream. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in...

  16. 3 CFR 8903 - Proclamation 8903 of November 9, 2012. World Freedom Day, 2012

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...it possible. And together, let us keep the light of freedom burning bright for all who live in the shadow of oppression and dream of a better future for themselves and their children. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United...

  17. Hope in Uncertainty

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    Miranda, Maria Eugenia

    2012-01-01

    When President Barack Obama announced that he would direct the Department of Homeland Security to grant deferred deportation and a work permit for two years to undocumented immigrant youth who meet certain criteria, he renewed hope for a better future for a million young people. Lauren Burke, an adjunct law professor at Brooklyn College of Law and…

  18. 76 FR 29139 - World Trade Week, 2011

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    2011-05-19

    ... America's businesses, large and small, and help them sell their goods, services, and ideas to the world..., businesses, and industries of tomorrow. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of... Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth. (Presidential Sig.) [FR...

  19. Expanding the School Counselor Repertoire through STEM-Focused Career Development

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    Schmidt, Christopher D.; Hardinge, Gail B.; Rokutani, Laurie J.

    2012-01-01

    The call to generate increased student interest in math and science careers continues to receive tremendous amounts of national attention, most recently in President Barack Obama's (2011) State of the Union address when he referred to the current climate as "our generation's Sputnik moment." Responses to this call focus predominantly on teacher…

  20. Young People Drawn to Aid in 2008 Race

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    Klein, Alyson

    2008-01-01

    The scene in Brian Griffin's bedroom looks like a cross between a charity telethon and an intense cramming session the night before a final exam. Mr. Griffin and about 10 of his classmates--fellow members of the Plainfield High School (Indiana) chapter of Students for Barack Obama--are sprawled around the room, cellphones in hand, studying voter…

  1. Public Education in the United States: A Nation Divided

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    Bushaw, William J.; Lopez, Shane J.

    2012-01-01

    The 44th annual PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public's Attitudes Toward the Public Schools showed some sharp divisions among the public's attitude toward the public schools, but also some hopeful signs of broad agreement in some areas. Satisfaction with President Barack Obama declined in the last year, but remains ahead of two years ago and the public…

  2. Congress enacts health care reform.

    PubMed

    2010-03-01

    Health care reform at last: After nearly a century of effort by Presidents from Theodore Roosevelt on down, the Congress finally agreed on and President Barack Obama signed into law a system that covers most Americans, regulates sharp insurance practices, and embraces a paradigm shift from acute institutionally focused care to chronic disease management based on home and community-based care. PMID:20465039

  3. 77 FR 76795 - To Extend Nondiscriminatory Treatment (Normal Trade Relations Treatment) to the Products of the...

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    2012-12-28

    ...the 1974 Act (19 U.S.C. 2431-2439) should no longer apply to the Republic of Moldova. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the...

  4. 78 FR 56121 - National Grandparents Day, 2013

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    2013-09-11

    ...grandparents have enriched our lives, and we celebrate their contributions to the life of our Nation. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the...

  5. 76 FR 45395 - National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day, 2011

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    2011-07-29

    ...warriors and their families, and we pay our deepest respects to those who laid down their lives. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the...

  6. 78 FR 26995 - National Charter Schools Week, 2013

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    2013-05-08

    ...and we recommit to helping our Nation's children go as far as their talents will take them. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the...

  7. Upping the "Anti-": The Value of an Anti-Racist Theoretical Framework in Music Education

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    Hess, Juliet

    2015-01-01

    In a time that some have argued is "postracial" following the election and reelection of Barack Obama (see Wise 2010, for discussion), this paper argues that antiracism is a crucial theoretical framework for music education. I explore three areas of music education, in which such a framework can push toward change. The first area speaks…

  8. Nation, Districts Step up Safety

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    Shah, Nirvi

    2013-01-01

    President Barack Obama's announcement last week of a wide-ranging anti-violence plan in response to the Newtown, Connecticut, school shootings comes as many districts are adopting new and sometimes dramatic measures--including arming teachers and volunteers--intended to prevent similar tragedies in their own schools. School safety experts warn…

  9. Foxes Watching the Henhouse: How Higher Education's Voluntary Accountability Systems Miss the Mark. Education Outlook. No. 4

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    Kelly, Andrew P.; Aldeman, Chad

    2010-01-01

    In his first speech to a joint session of Congress, President Barack Obama lamented America's failure to keep pace with other industrialized nations and challenged the country to regain its mantle as the worldwide leader in postsecondary attainment. Accomplishing this goal requires not only greater access to postsecondary education, but higher…

  10. Transforming a Region

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    Garcia, Juliet V.; McCauley, Angela K.

    2011-01-01

    In the May/June issue of "Change", US Undersecretary of Education Martha J. Kanter described President Barack Obama's plan for recapturing the position of the best-educated country in the world by 2020. She spelled out the formula for meeting the President's ambitious goal: increasing postsecondary access, improving the quality of a college…

  11. Large-Group Contest Ratings and Music Teacher Evaluation: Issues and Recommendations

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    Hash, Phillip M.

    2013-01-01

    The Race to the Top program, initiated in 2009 by U.S. president Barack Obama, has resulted in new laws governing teacher evaluation, retention, and compensation. In many states, teachers' contributions to students' academic growth will account for up to 50 percent of their evaluations and serve as a basis for decisions regarding…

  12. In Brief: Open government

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Showstack, Randy

    2010-03-01

    U.S. President Barack Obama's Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government requires federal agencies to take steps toward increased transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Agencies are accepting suggestions until 19 March 2010. For more information, visit http://www.whitehouse.gov/open and http://www.usa.gov/webcontent/open/tool_poc.shtml.

  13. A Double Dose of Algebra

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    Cortes, Kalena; Nomi, Takako; Goodman, Joshua

    2013-01-01

    In 2008, president-elect Barack Obama declared that preparing the nation for the "21st-century economy" required making "math and science education a national priority." Encouraging more students to take advanced classes seems laudable, but concerns have arisen about the ability of many students to complete such course work successfully. Students…

  14. Rising to the Challenge: Hispanic College Graduation Rates as a National Priority

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    Kelly, Andrew P.; Schneider, Mark; Carey, Kevin

    2010-01-01

    President Barack Obama has called for the United States to reclaim its position as the nation with the highest concentration of adults with postsecondary degrees in the world. Given the changing demographics of the United States, this target cannot be achieved without increasing the rate at which Hispanic students obtain a college degree. In this…

  15. High School Redesign Gets Presidential Lift

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    Adams, Caralee J.

    2013-01-01

    President Barack Obama applauded high school redesign efforts in his State of the Union address and encouraged districts to look to successful models for inspiration. Last week, he followed up with a request in his fiscal 2014 budget proposal for a new, $300 million competitive-grant program. Recognition is widespread that high schools need to…

  16. Stasis Persists in Washington

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    Klein, Alyson

    2012-01-01

    After more than a year of heated campaigning, President Barack Obama remains in the White House, Democrats continue to control the U.S. Senate, and Republicans are still in charge of the House of Representatives--leaving unchanged a political landscape that has paralyzed congressional action on education policy and led the president to flex his…

  17. Cloudy outlook. Supercommittee failure leaves healthcare providers questioning future cuts, impact on hospitals.

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    Zigmond, Jessica

    2011-11-28

    President Barack Obama responded to the failure of the so-called supercommittee with a message that he won't allow Congress to water down the automatic cuts triggered under the August deficit law, which would include a 2% reduction in Medicare payments. PMID:22250356

  18. The Illinois Class of 2002--An Overview: A Descriptive Summary Four Years after High School. Policy Research: IERC 2009-1

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    Mullin, Christopher M.; White, Bradford R.; Brown, Kathleen Sullivan

    2010-01-01

    President Barack Obama's address to the Joint Session of Congress set forth a postsecondary education agenda focused on access and success. In Illinois, as the high school graduating Class of 2002 moves further away from their days in Illinois public education and they begin to take their place in society, trends have begun to emerge as to their…

  19. 76 FR 18631 - National Donate Life Month, 2011

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    2011-04-05

    ...Together, we can all make the choice to save and improve the lives of Americans across our country. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the...

  20. Fixing Financial Aid

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    Carey, Kevin

    2013-01-01

    For 40 years, federal money has sustained higher education while enabling its worst tendencies. That is about to change. The end may have come on February 12, 2013, when President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address. "Skyrocketing costs," the president said, "price way too many young people out of a higher education, or saddle…

  1. Accountability Overboard

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    Chieppo, Charles D.; Gass, James T.

    2009-01-01

    This article reports that special interest groups opposed to charter schools and high-stakes testing have hijacked Massachusetts's once-independent board of education and stand poised to water down the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) tests and the accountability system they support. President Barack Obama and Massachusetts…

  2. 3 CFR 8925 - Proclamation 8925 of December 31, 2012. National Stalking Awareness Month, 2013

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    2013-01-01

    ... United States of America A Proclamation Each year, millions of Americans face the fear, isolation, and... perpetrators to justice. Stalking is a pattern of unwanted contact that causes victims to fear for their safety... American lives in fear of this crime. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States...

  3. Renewing the Fight against Affirmative Action

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    Roach, Ronald

    2009-01-01

    Some affirmative action and diversity program critics are cheering President Barack Obama's election because they believe his success dramatically undermines the argument that discrimination remains a significant barrier for minorities in American life. Ward Connerly Jr., arguably the most visible anti-affirmative action activist in the United…

  4. Inferring Private Information Using Social Network Data

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    Kantarcioglu, Murat

    scandal of 2006, where AOL released the search results of 650,000 users over a 3 month period for research not to reveal their political affiliation on Facebook because they consider it private but at the same time join a group titled "1,000,000 strong for Barack Obama", they have in essence revealed their political

  5. New Congressional Climate Change Task Force Calls on President to Use Administrative Authority

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    Showstack, Randy

    2013-02-01

    Spurred by U.S. congressional inaction on climate change and by President Barack Obama's comments on the topic in his 21 January inaugural address, several Democratic members of Congress announced at a Capitol Hill briefing the formation of a bicameral task force on climate change. In addition, they have called on the president to use his administrative authority to deal with the issue.

  6. 78 FR 31713 - Office of the Chief of Protocol; Gifts to Federal Employees from Foreign Government Sources...

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    ... States. ceramic design on the front and silver bells on each side. Rec'd--8/ 9/2009. Est. Value-- $1,880... Display. The Honorable Barack Obama, W&J Graham's Port 1961 His Excellency Non-acceptance would President... Portuguese informational booklet, Republic. presented in a rectangular wooden box that has ``Graham's...

  7. Economic Competitiveness: A Campaign Primer

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    Fischer, Karin

    2008-01-01

    With the dollar's continued swoon and grim news on the job front, American economic competitiveness has become a central theme in the presidential election. Stumping in Ohio and Pennsylvania, old-line industrial states hit hard by the flight of manufacturing jobs, Democrats Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama have called for renegotiating the…

  8. Sean Wilentz, out on a Partisan Limb

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    Jacoby, Russell

    2008-01-01

    Sean Wilentz is a Princeton historian of great vigor and ability. He has published a number of scholarly books on American history. He is a liberal activist, and a friend of the Clintons. For some Obama champions, his recent enthusiasm for Hillary Clinton passed from acceptable to treacherous: He did not simply back Clinton, he stabbed Barack

  9. Americans Split on Government Control of Tuition

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    Selingo, Jeffrey

    2008-01-01

    Nearly seven months before the November election, a plurality of Americans favor Barack Obama to tackle what they consider the most pressing issue in higher education: the runaway cost of a bachelor's degree. According to a new nationwide survey conducted through The Chronicle/Gallup Panel, 42 percent of Americans think that controlling college…

  10. Who's Best for U.S. and Indian Country?: Students Weigh in on 2008 Presidential Race

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    Talahongva, Patty

    2008-01-01

    For the first time, the race to the White House included a woman and a man of African American heritage. U.S. Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama both campaigned intensely to claim the Democratic nomination. While this may strike many Americans as historic, for some students attending tribal colleges, the election is still just that, the…

  11. Negotiating the Path: The NCSSSMST Pre-Conference Symposium--A Milestone on Our Journey

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    Mason, Letita

    2010-01-01

    The 2010 NCSSSMST Pre-Conference Symposium in Nashville, "Diversity: Negotiating the Path," was the culmination of initiatives begun two years ago by the Diversity Committee of the NCSSSMST Board. Inspired by the ground-breaking campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, members recognized within each candidate a symbolic example of what they…

  12. Quality Seen as Job One for Charters: Sector Explores Ways to Spur Rising Tide of Strong Results

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    Robelen, Erik W.

    2009-01-01

    When President Barack Obama pledged on the campaign trail last September to step up federal aid for "successful" charter schools, he was touching on a matter of mounting concern: how to ensure better and more consistent quality across the growing charter sector. Amid worry about the mixed academic results for charter schools--and a belief that too…

  13. Mixed Heritage Said to Present Complex Issues: Multiracial Children Attracting Interest as Visibility Increases

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    Viadero, Debra

    2009-01-01

    With Barack Obama making history by becoming the United States' first mixed-race president, his inauguration is calling attention to the nation's growing multiracial population, whose youngest members are showing up with increasing frequency at schoolhouse doors. Yet while the growth of the U.S. population of children with mixed-race backgrounds…

  14. 77 FR 41243 - Blocking Property of Persons Threatening the Peace, Security, or Stability of Burma

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    ... HOUSE, Washington, July 11, 2012. [FR Doc. 2012-17264 Filed 7-12-12; 8:45 am] Billing code 3295-F2-P ...)), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States...

  15. Chasing the Dream

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    Gardezi, Aleena

    2012-01-01

    Community colleges are gearing up to play a greater role in providing open access and affordable education to undocumented immigrants since President Barack Obama's re-election, which ensured the continuance of his June 15th executive order offering deferred deportation to eligible young immigrants. That order provided an opportunity for children…

  16. Honors

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    2014-01-01

    Nine AGU members are among the 102 researchers that U.S. president Barack Obama announced on 23 December as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.

  17. Córdova to Be Nominated as New Head of NSF

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    Showstack, Randy

    2013-08-01

    President Barack Obama announced on 31 July that he intends to nominate France Anne Córdova to become the next director of the National Science Foundation (NSF). Córdova was president of Purdue University from 2007 to 2012 and has been a professor of physics and astronomy there. Previously, Córdova was chancellor of the University of California, Riverside from 1996 to 2002.

  18. Race to the Top Leaves Children and Future Citizens behind: The Devastating Effects of Centralization, Standardization, and High Stakes Accountability

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    Onosko, Joe

    2011-01-01

    President Barack Obama's Race to the Top (RTT) is a profoundly flawed educational reform plan that increases standardization, centralization, and test-based accountability in our nation's schools. Following a brief summary of the interest groups supporting the plan, who is currently participating in this race, why so many states voluntarily…

  19. For Many Students, Electoral Enthusiasm Runs up against Barriers to Voting

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    Lipka, Sara

    2008-01-01

    Stories of transient students missing deadlines or being misled about their voting rights are nothing new. But this year, the role younger voters played in Barack Obama's win in Iowa's Democratic presidential primary seems to have motivated a wave of college students in other states. Some of those students--and the campaigns courting them--are out…

  20. The White House & Tar Sands Remarks in front of the White House on 29 August 2011.

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    Hansen, James E.

    a neighbor addict. Fortunately, Congress adopted and Bush approved the Energy Independence and Security Act not only exceeds conventional petroleum, the energy used in mining, processing, and transporting tar sands a citizen's arrest on Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama for violating the Security Act? If they were put

  1. 75 FR 5634 - Grand Challenges of the 21st Century; Request for Information

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    ...On September 21, 2009, President Barack Obama released his ``Strategy for American Innovation.'' The strategy outlines the Administration's plans to foster innovation for sustainable growth and the creation of high-quality jobs. One of the goals of the President's strategy is to harness science and technology to address the ``grand challenges'' of the 21st century. This Request for Information......

  2. 3 CFR 8570 - Proclamation 8570 of September 27, 2010. Family Day, 2010

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    2011-01-01

    ...dangers of substance abuse. On this Family Day, let us recommit to creating a solid foundation for the future health and happiness of all our Nation’s children. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by...

  3. 77 FR 60615 - National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, 2012

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    ...those vital efforts and reaffirm our vision for an America where each of us has the fullest opportunity to live in health and happiness. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in...

  4. Stimulus Offers Funding Support for Ed. Facilities

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    Ash, Katie

    2009-01-01

    Some two months after enactment of the federal economic-stimulus package, school facilities directors are still trying to piece together how much money will be available under the measure for school construction projects, what it can be used for, and when it can be accessed. Before President Barack Obama signed the $787 billion American Recovery…

  5. Cost Concerns, Economic Anxieties Put Construction on Shaky Ground

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    Ash, Katie

    2009-01-01

    This article reports that years of rising fuel and materials costs, compounded by current budget shortfalls and uncertainty about the marketability of construction bonds, have made school facilities directors eager to reap the benefits of President Barack Obama's economic-recovery initiative, which is slated to include federal money for building…

  6. 75 FR 17835 - Census Day, 2010

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    2010-04-07

    ...dollars and ensure that all Americans get the support they deserve and a voice in our democracy. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the...

  7. 77 FR 75355 - Bill of Rights Day, 2012

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    2012-12-19

    ...expand our civil rights, and rededicate ourselves to driving a new century of American progress. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of...

  8. 77 FR 20273 - Vietnam Veterans Day

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    2012-04-03

    ...service, and on Vietnam Veterans Day, we honor their proud legacy with our deepest gratitude. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of...

  9. "Innovation" Push Raising Questions: Experts Urge Effectiveness, Not Just Newness, as a Goal

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    Gewertz, Catherine

    2009-01-01

    President Barack Obama's call for innovation to improve the nation's schools strikes a chord with many in policy circles, who are already discussing how the federal government can play a role not only in supporting the expansion of what works, but also in creating solutions to unsolved problems. But some experts are pointing out that significant…

  10. The Attrition Tradition in American Higher Education: Connecting Past and Present. Working Paper 2010-01

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    Thelin, John R.

    2010-01-01

    In July 2009, President Barack Obama set out a bold higher education agenda for his administration and promised that the U.S. would once again lead the world in college degree attainment. Given the nation's current level of college completion, it is reasonable to wonder whether such ambitions are feasible. While there is a sense that the country…

  11. Trudge toward Freedom: Moral Commitment and Ethical Action in Education

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    Ayers, William

    2011-01-01

    In this article, William Ayers constructs his Phil Smith Lecture as a call to action. Grounded in democratic principles of equality and social justice, the author invokes a liberal conception of human worth and the universal right to educational opportunity. The author critiques the passivity of the American polity in the face of Barack Obama's…

  12. An Intercultural Project Exploring the Relationship among DNA Ancestry Profiles, Family Narrative, and the Social Construction of Race

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    Foeman, Anita K.

    2012-01-01

    While important goals of the Civil Rights Movement were fulfilled with the election of Barack Obama, ongoing demands to build a just and inclusive multiracial society require that one constantly looks for new ways to extend the discussion of difference. The goal of this article is to present a project designed for students in intercultural…

  13. NCI Releases Budget Proposal for Fiscal Year 2017

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    Yesterday, I was proud to submit the NCI Annual Plan and Budget Proposal for Fiscal Year 2017 to President Barack Obama. I believe that the “Bypass Budget,” as it has come to be known, is particularly important to cancer research this year for two reasons.

  14. An Earned Insurgency: Quality Education as a Constitutional Right

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    Moses, Robert P.

    2009-01-01

    In the following pages, Robert Moses tells the history of the early civil rights movement in Mississippi, focusing on the individuals, alliances, and strategies that brought about fundamental change in the United States and ultimately made possible the election of Barack Obama to the presidency. Moses describes how the efforts of Justice…

  15. The Keys to the White House: Prediction for 2012

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    Lichtman, Allan

    2012-01-01

    Conventional pundits, pollsters, and forecasters are focused on whether the economy will improve sufficiently in 2012 for President Barack Obama to gain reelection. The Keys to the White House, a prediction system that the author developed in collaboration with Vladimir Keilis-Borok, founder of the International Institute of Earthquake Prediction…

  16. Reading Second. Brown Letters on Education

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    Whitehurst, Grover

    2009-01-01

    Former President George W. Bush finished his tenure without having won congressional renewal of his No Child Left Behind (NCLB) policy. With President Barack Obama now at the helm, NCLB is up for debate. Brown Center Director Grover "Russ" Whitehurst examines Reading First, a key component of NCLB, that aims to ensure that all children learn to…

  17. Charter Schools: Taking a Closer Look

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    Bulkley, Katrina E.

    2011-01-01

    Since the adoption of the first charter school law in Minnesota in 1991, charter schools have received considerable attention from policy makers, parents, educators, and the media. In the United States, at the national level, three consecutive presidents--Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama--have actively supported charters. Given the…

  18. The Trauma of Racism: America's Original Sin

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    Ponds, Kenneth T.

    2013-01-01

    With the election of Barack Obama as President, many believed that this nation was entering into a post-racial America, a color-blind society where racism could begin to be healed if not totally dismissed. However, a recent Associated Press poll has shown that this is not the case (AP, 2012). In fact, racial prejudice has increased slightly since…

  19. Washington's Bold Reformer

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    Schachter, Ron

    2008-01-01

    For more than a year, the debate, press coverage, and buzz in Washington, D.C., have swirled over whether someone so different--and so relatively inexperienced--can deliver sweeping change. And presidential hopeful Barack Obama hasn't been the only one receiving that kind of unrelenting scrutiny. This article describes Michelle Rhee who became…

  20. Passing Judgment

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    Balaji, Murali

    2009-01-01

    From the time President Barack Obama introduced Sonia Sotomayor as his U.S. Supreme Court nominee to the day of her confirmation as an associate justice, conservative criticism of her nomination remained vocal and unrelenting. While some conservatives focused on Sotomayor's positions on gun rights and abortion, many seemed fixated with her…

  1. officers and fellows of that body to reflect on who has done the most to damage its reputation.

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    Cai, Long

    , Barack Obama, on the issue (see page 448 and `America's fresh start'): creationism and intelligent design classes? Those who argue that allowing discussion of creationism in a sci- enceclassgivesitlegitimacy that in science, theories must be testable to be valid. `You ask if Earth is 6,000 years old, and why

  2. Latin@ Advocacy in the Hyphen: Faculty Identity and Commitment in a Hispanic-Serving Institution

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    Murakami-Ramalho, Elizabeth; Nunez, Anne-Marie; Cuero, Kimberley K.

    2010-01-01

    This study examines our experiences as female junior scholars with multicultural backgrounds teaching at the same Hispanic-serving institution. As education scholars with mixed-heritage families, we identify with the commitment to serving Latinos and the number of mixed-heritage people in the USA. The election of Barack Obama, whose racial…

  3. 75 FR 63693 - Columbus Day, 2010

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    .... (Presidential Sig.) [FR Doc. 2010-26219 Filed 10-14-10; 11:15 am] Billing code 3195-W1-P ... Documents#0;#0; ] Proclamation 8584 of October 8, 2010 Columbus Day, 2010 By the President of the United... ``Columbus Day.'' NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do...

  4. Early Detection

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    Stuart, Reginald

    2010-01-01

    According to the College Board's review of data from the Organization of Economic Co-Operation and Development, the U.S. ranks 12th out of 36 nations in terms of postsecondary attainment among citizens 25 to 34 years old. Completion is the mantra since President Barack Obama challenged higher education by setting an ambitious goal for 60 percent…

  5. 77 FR 37523 - Proposed Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations: Implementation of Export Control...

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    ..., 2011 (76 FR 47527). On January 18, 2011, President Barack Obama issued Executive Order 13563, affirming... protect and enhance U.S. national security interests. On July 15, 2011 (76 FR 41958), BIS published a... regulatory framework, subsequent rules, including the November 7, 2011 (76 FR 68675) proposed rule,...

  6. The Interplay between Prejudice against Latinos and Policy: A Social Psychological Perspective

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    Trujillo, Matthew D.

    2012-01-01

    During the past century, American society has made enormous strides in promoting equality and diminishing prejudice among different racial and ethnic groups (Dovidio et al. 2002). Indeed, many believe the election of the first Black president, Barack Obama, marked the beginning of a post-racial America. While progress is undeniable, America is by…

  7. Nominees Serve Up Stark Differences on Education

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    Klein, Alyson

    2012-01-01

    During the recently concluded presidential nominating conventions, President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney offered stark choices on K-12 policy while downplaying areas of agreement between their two parties--and the tensions within each party on education issues. In Charlotte, North Carolina, last week, the Democrats put a…

  8. Shootings Revive Debates on Security

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    Shah, Nirvi

    2013-01-01

    By nearly all accounts, the staff and students at Sandy Hook Elementary School did everything right on Dec. 14--and with the security measures they took before that day--when a young man armed with powerful weapons blasted his way into the school. But the deadliest K-12 school shooting in American history, a day that President Barack Obama has…

  9. GOP Candidates Eye Scaling Back Federal K-12 Role

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    Klein, Alyson

    2012-01-01

    Though education has played second fiddle so far to other domestic issues in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, the narrowing field includes GOP candidates with compatible views on scaling back the federal role in K-12, but big contrasts in policy specifics and experience. President Barack Obama, meanwhile, is expected to put a…

  10. ESEA Renewal Could Gain Momentum

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    Klein, Alyson

    2011-01-01

    Education leaders in Congress are signaling that they're prepared to collaborate with the White House on a long-stalled reauthorization of the main federal law for K-12 education, after President Barack Obama sought to move education back to the top of the national agenda in his State of the Union address last week. Precollegiate policy is widely…

  11. Underserved: A Case Study of ROTC in New York City. A Report of the AEI Program on American Citizenship

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    Miller, Cheryl

    2011-01-01

    The military-civilian disconnect has been a source of increasing concern over the last few decades. National security leaders--including the commander in chief, President Barack Obama--have warned that many Americans are unaware of the military's sacrifices and its growing sense of isolation from wider society. In remarks at Duke University in…

  12. Change in Control

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    Hoogland, John

    Change is a popular word since Barack Obama so successfully used it in his campaign to become president of the US. Change almost became a synonym for “yes, we can”. Change, and things will improve. Suddenly change is sexy. We don’t seem to suffer from resistance to change anymore. People now LIKE to change?

  13. Candidates Are at Odds over K-12

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    Klein, Alyson; Hoff, David J.

    2008-01-01

    The presumed November match-up produced by the long presidential-primary season offers contrasting approaches to K-12 policy, along with some common ground on the basics of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). Senator John McCain of Arizona, the presumptive Republican nominee, and Senator Barack Obama of Illinois, his Democratic counterpart, both…

  14. Programs Suffer Cuts in Funding

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    Klein, Alyson

    2011-01-01

    More than a dozen education programs--including high-profile efforts focused on literacy, teaching, and learning--face the prospect of a permanent federal funding loss after they were chopped from a stopgap spending measure signed into law by President Barack Obama last week. The temporary spending law, intended to keep the government running…

  15. 78 FR 37429 - Father's Day, 2013

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    ...children and instilling in them qualities to last a lifetime: love and hope, courage and discipline, trust in themselves and others...lift our sights, and who enrich our lives with a father's love, day after day. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA,...

  16. 3 CFR 8856 - Proclamation 8856 of August 31, 2012. National Wilderness Month, 2012

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    2013-01-01

    ...us celebrate the progress we have made toward meeting that essential challenge, and let us recommit to protecting the land we love for centuries to come. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of...

  17. 3 CFR 8558 - Proclamation 8558 of September 10, 2010. National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, 2010

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    2011-01-01

    ...cherished children, and dear friends and loved ones—reinforces our resolve to unite with one another, for the country we all love and the values for which we stand. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America,...

  18. 3 CFR 8996 - Proclamation 8996 of June 14, 2013. Father's Day, 2013

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    2014-01-01

    ...children and instilling in them qualities to last a lifetime: love and hope, courage and discipline, trust in themselves and...lift our sights, and who enrich our lives with a father's love, day after day. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA,...

  19. Jet Propulsion Laboratory ANNUAL REPORT

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    6 16 26 34 40 46 52 Contents 58 Cover: One of the first views from Mars Curiosity shortly after;Tonight, on the planet Mars, the United States of America made history. The successful landing of Curiosity. President Barack Obama #12;Director's Message Exploring Mars Planetary Ventures The Home Planet

  20. Remarks at the White House1 15 January 2013

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    Hansen, James E.

    night 2008. As I sat in our farm house in Pennsylvania, watching Barack Obama's victory speech, I turned have a dream ­ that the President will stand as firm as Abraham Lincoln when he faced the great moral. 1 Interfaith Moral Action on Climate, Pray-in at NY Ave. Presbyterian Church and the White House

  1. Conflicting Missions and Unclear Results: Lessons from the Education Stimulus Funds

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    Mead, Sara; Vaishnav, Anand; Porter, William; Rotherham, Andrew J.

    2010-01-01

    On February 17, 2009, President Barack Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), commonly known as the "stimulus." Enacted in the midst of a deep recession brought on by global financial collapse, ARRA provided more than $800 billion in federal spending and tax cuts intended to stimulate the economy while laying the…

  2. Making the Most of the "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009": A Guide for Asset-Building Leaders

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    Lind, Christianne; Schmid, William

    2009-01-01

    To address the economic crisis facing the nation, President Barack Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) into law on February 17, 2009. ARRA provides $787 billion in new funding; of this amount, more than $16 billion can be used to support asset-building programs and services for the individuals and communities most…

  3. Higher Education in Service to Democracy: Meeting the Truman Commission's Expectations

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    Fonte, Richard

    2009-01-01

    As President Barack Obama begins to confront the many challenges facing his administration, it is timely to examine the role of community colleges in American democracy and the democratic process. During the heated 2008 presidential campaign, many colleges served as candidate venues for their local communities. On these occasions, community…

  4. It's a Mad, Mad Wordle: For a New Take on Text, Try This Fun Word Cloud Generator

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    Foote, Carolyn

    2009-01-01

    Nation. New. Common. Generation. These are among the most frequently used words spoken by President Barack Obama in his January 2009 inauguration speech as seen in a fascinating visual display called a Wordle. Educators, too, can harness the power of Wordle to enhance learning. Imagine providing students with a whole new perspective on…

  5. Roles for Educators in Helping the USA Form a Real Global Society

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    Gentry, Ruben

    2013-01-01

    By not properly addressing economic issues, health care, and educational needs, the United States of America was on the verge of financial collapse and people had to choose between having food or medicine. President Barack Obama emerged with a broad-based plan of change for the country which impacts every major sector of society. He wants peace to…

  6. Communities for and with Black Male Students

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    Jett, Christopher C.; Stinson, David W.; Williams, Brian A.

    2015-01-01

    The social and educational status of black male youth in the United States has been receiving increasing attention. In February 2014, President Barack Obama announced a new national initiative--My Brother's Keeper--for helping black boys and male youth or, to speak more generally, boys and young men of color, to "stay on track; providing the…

  7. 78 FR 23872 - HIPAA Privacy Rule and the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)

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    ... Barack Obama announced a series of Executive Actions to reduce gun violence in the United States... Actions aimed at curbing gun violence across the nation. Those actions include efforts by the Federal... in the Gun Control Act of 1968, as amended (Title 18, United States Code, Chapter 44), and...

  8. 14 Souls, 19 Days and 1600 Dreams: Engaging Critical Race Praxis While Living on the "Edge" of Race

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    Stovall, David

    2013-01-01

    Because the dynamics of race are wrongly ignored in a current shroud of post-racialism (i.e. re-election of Barack Obama as president of the USA, shifting racial demographics in the USA, etc.), there are still communities in the USA and throughout the world that experience the damaging effects of racism entangled with the realities of class. Many…

  9. House GOP Presses for Deep Cuts to Education

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    Klein, Alyson

    2011-01-01

    Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives appear determined to make deep cuts to education and related programs in the temporary spending bill that would keep the federal government operating for the rest of the fiscal year, even as President Barack Obama seeks a modest funding boost next year. That sets up a fiscal face-off in the…

  10. Compulsory School Attendance: What Research Says and What It Means for State Policy

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    Whitehurst, Grover J.; Whitfield, Sarah

    2012-01-01

    During his 2012 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama offered several recommendations on education policy, including one specifying that all states increase the age of compulsory school attendance to 18. Approximately 25 percent of public school students in the U.S. don't obtain a regular high school diploma, a tragedy for them and a…

  11. Attitudes and cognitive distances: On the non-unitary and flexible nature of cognitive maps

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    Carbon, Claus-Christian; Hesslinger, Vera M.

    2013-01-01

    Spatial relations of our environment are represented in cognitive maps. These cognitive maps are prone to various distortions (e.g., alignment and hierarchical effects) caused by basic cognitive factors (such as perceptual and conceptual reorganization) but also by affectively loaded and attitudinal influences. Here we show that even differences in attitude towards a single person representing a foreign country (here Barack Obama and the USA) can be related to drastic differences in the cognitive representation of distances concerning that country. Europeans who had a positive attitude towards Obama’s first presidential program estimated distances between US and European cities as being much smaller than did people who were skeptical or negative towards Obama’s ideas. On the basis of this result and existing literature, arguments on the non-unitary and flexible nature of cognitive maps are discussed. PMID:24155860

  12. Benefits of Aldosterone Receptor Antagonism in Chronic Kidney Disease (BARACK D) trial–a multi-centre, prospective, randomised, open, blinded end-point, 36-month study of 2,616 patients within primary care with stage 3b chronic kidney disease to compare the efficacy of spironolactone 25 mg once daily in addition to routine care on mortality and cardiovascular outcomes versus routine care alone: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

    PubMed Central

    2014-01-01

    Background Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is common and increasing in prevalence. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major cause of morbidity and death in CKD, though of a different phenotype to the general CVD population. Few therapies have proved effective in modifying the increased CVD risk or rate of renal decline in CKD. There are accumulating data that aldosterone receptor antagonists (ARA) may offer cardio-protection and delay renal impairment in patients with the CV phenotype in CKD. The use of ARA in CKD has therefore been increasingly advocated. However, no large study of ARA with renal or CVD outcomes is underway. Methods The study is a prospective randomised open blinded endpoint (PROBE) trial set in primary care where patients will mainly be identified by their GPs or from existing CKD lists. They will be invited if they have been formally diagnosed with CKD stage 3b or there is evidence of stage 3b CKD from blood results (eGFR 30–44 mL/min/1.73 m2) and fulfil the other inclusion/exclusion criteria. Patients will be randomised to either spironolactone 25 mg once daily in addition to routine care or routine care alone and followed-up for 36 months. Discussion BARACK D is a PROBE trial to determine the effect of ARA on mortality and cardiovascular outcomes (onset or progression of CVD) in patients with stage 3b CKD. Trial registration EudraCT: 2012-002672-13 ISRTN: ISRCTN44522369 PMID:24886488

  13. EM International. Volume 1

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    Not Available

    1993-07-01

    It is the intent of EM International to describe the Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management`s (EM`s) various roles and responsibilities within the international community. Cooperative agreements and programs, descriptions of projects and technologies, and synopses of visits to international sites are all highlighted in this semiannual journal. Focus on EM programs in this issue is on international collaboration in vitrification projects. Technology highlights covers: in situ sealing for contaminated sites; and remote sensors for toxic pollutants. Section on profiles of countries includes: Arctic contamination by the former Soviet Union, and EM activities with Germany--cooperative arrangements.

  14. Falta de investimento prejudica sector em Portugal

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    Instituto de Sistemas e Robotica

    , "falta verdadeiro capital de risco investidor em ciências da vida em ge- ral, e em biotecnologia em Investimento Menos de metade dos investidores em biotecnologia recuperam o seu Investimento. Mas em 2013, pela

  15. Global health for a globally minded president.

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    Daulaire, Nils

    2009-01-01

    President-elect Barack Obama can build on historic initiatives championed by his predecessor in global AIDS and malaria. These should serve as the platform for a more comprehensive and evidence-based set of activities aimed at addressing the major causes of ill health and instability in low-income countries. Obama should launch a new Global Family Health Action Plan aimed at saving the lives of six million children and women annually in impoverished nations. Existing policies driven by U.S. domestic ideological battles, particularly those relating to sexual and reproductive health, should be revised and brought into line with solid science and evidence from the field. PMID:19151008

  16. White House Science Fair Emphasizes Importance of STEM Education

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    Showstack, Randy

    2014-06-01

    "I have a confession to make," U.S. president Barack Obama told the audience of young inventors and their mentors at a 27 May White House Science Fair ceremony in the East Room of the White House. "When I was growing up, my science fair projects were not as successful as the ones here." Recalling that during one of his experiments, "a bunch of mice escaped in my grandmother's apartment," Obama joked, "These experiments did not take me straight to the White House."

  17. Reinvestment and recovery.

    PubMed

    Epstein, Jonathan A

    2009-06-01

    When US President Barack Obama declared in his 2009 inaugural address, "We will restore science to its rightful place," many applauded. The US has led the world in research, innovation, and education in the medical sciences. The National Science Foundation, the NIH, and other government organizations involved in scientific investigations are the primary engines that have fueled this excellence over the past half century. Nevertheless, we cannot afford to assume that preeminence, or even excellence, will persist without attention and cultivation. PMID:19487815

  18. Addressing healthcare.

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    Daly, Rich

    2013-02-11

    Though President Barack Obama has rarely made healthcare references in his State of the Union addresses, health policy experts are hoping he changes that strategy this year. "The question is: Will he say anything? You would hope that he would, given that that was the major issue he started his presidency with," says Dr. James Weinstein, left, of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system. PMID:23487896

  19. Promises and threats.

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    Evans, Melanie; DoBias, Matthew

    2009-06-01

    Last week, six major healthcare industry players got together and sent a letter to President Barack Obama on health reform. The initiatives outlined could curb healthcare spending by $1 trillion to $1.7 trillion during the next decade. Regarding the projections, Raymond Gibbons, left, from the Mayo Clinic, says, "I would express concern as to whether they are bold enough and provide enough detail." PMID:19771616

  20. Crunch time.

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    DoBias, Matthew; Carlson, Joe; Lubell, Jennifer

    2009-09-14

    After an August recess that simmered with anger toward a Democratic effort to reshape the nation's healthcare system, President Barack Obama took action to regain momentum with a speech outlining his goals for reform. Providers are anxiously watching. "We're at the point of no return. We have to do something. We're going to bankrupt our federal treasury if we don't," says William Leaver, of Iowa Health System. PMID:19810236

  1. Top of the hill.

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    Lubell, Jennifer

    2009-08-24

    With healthcare reform the hottest topic in Washington (and at congressional town halls) this summer, it's no surprise President Barack Obama tops our 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare ranking, joined by plenty of other power players on the Hill. "Clearly, the president is pushing hard on his goals to expand access to care, to reform health insurance and to control costs," says LifePoint's Bill Carpenter. PMID:19731430

  2. The moment of truth.

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    McKinney, Maureen

    2013-09-30

    As the state insurance exchanges prepare to open Oct. 1, supporters and opponents of the Affordable Care Act are all wondering one thing: Will the uninsured and underinsured buy coverage? President Barack Obama has been playing the part of cheerleader-in-chief for the exchanges: "Tell your friends, tell your classmates, tell your family members about the new healthcare choices. Talk to folks at your church, in your classroom. ... Tell them what the law means." PMID:24199295

  3. White House Climate Action Plan Hotly Debated in Senate Hearing

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    Showstack, Randy

    2014-01-01

    Emotions ran high among senators at a 16 January U.S. Senate hearing on the White House's Climate Action Plan; the hearing included administration officials and other supporters of the plan as well as opponents. The plan, which President Barack Obama presented in June 2013 (see Eos, 94(27), 239, doi:10.1002/2013EO270003), calls for cutting carbon pollution, preparing the nation for the impacts of climate change, and leading international efforts to address climate change.

  4. Honors

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    2013-02-01

    Sallie Chisholm received the National Medal of Science from U.S. president Barack Obama during a 1 February ceremony at the White House. Chisholm, a biological oceanographer, was cited for her "contributions to the discovery and understanding of the dominant photosynthetic organisms in the ocean, promotion of the field of microbial oceanography and influence on marine policy and management." Chisholm is the Lee and Geraldine Martin Professor of Environmental Studies and a professor of biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

  5. The usefulness of discerning patterns.

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    Elwood, Thomas W

    2015-01-01

    The health care domain is highly fluid, with new developments and discoveries occurring at a steady rate. The announcement that President Barack Obama made in his 2015 State of the Union Address to Congress regarding the launch of a new Precision Medicine Initiative offers an illustration of the considerable interest that exists in achieving greater progress in treating disease. Given such initiatives, it may be worth pondering what impact they will have on the composition of the health workforce. PMID:25743394

  6. African Science Leaders Focus on Key Challenges and Opportunities

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    Showstack, Randy

    2014-08-01

    While dozens of African presidents were in Washington, D. C., in early August to meet with U.S. president Barack Obama during the first U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, African science ministers and science academy officials held their own gathering at the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to focus on challenges and opportunities related to environmental protection, climate change, development, health, poverty, technology, and other issues.

  7. Kimball to Be Nominated to Lead USGS

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    Showstack, Randy

    2014-01-01

    Suzette Kimball, who has served as acting director of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) since February 2013, will be nominated to be director of the agency, U.S. president Barack Obama announced on 9 January. If Kimball's nomination is confirmed by the U.S. Senate, she will lead the science agency, which has more than 8000 employees and an annual budget of more than $1.1 billion.

  8. School Reform We Can't Believe In

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    Karp, Stan

    2010-01-01

    While running for president, Barack Obama called No Child Left Behind (NCLB) "one of the emptiest slogans in the history of American politics." By the time he gets a new version of the law through Congress, his own campaign theme--"change you can believe in"--may be a contender for the same title. In fact, if the healthcare debate is any guide and…

  9. Bridging the Gap: Linking Simulation and Testing

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    Krajewski, Paul E.; Carsley, John; Stoudt, Mark R.; Hovanski, Yuri

    2012-09-01

    The Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) which is a key enabler for the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership, announced in 2011 by U.S. President Barack Obama, was established to accelerate the development and deployment of advanced materials. The MGI is driven by the need to "bridge the gap" between (I) experimental results and computational analysis to enable the rapid development and validation of new mateirals, and (II) the processes required to convert these materials into useable goods.

  10. Naujas Lietuvos Teritorijos Vertikali?j? Žem?s Plutos Judesi? Žem?lapis

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    Zakarevi?ius, Algimantas; Šliaupa, Saulius; Anik?nien?, Asta

    2009-01-01

    Sudarytas naujas Lietuvos teritorijos dabartini? vertikali?j? Žem?s plutos judesi? grei?i? žem?lapis, judesiams modeliuoti taikant autori? pasi?lyt? metodik?. Metodika pagr?sta vertikali?j? judesi? reikšmi? ir teritorijos svarbiausi? georodikli? koreliacin?mis ir regresin?mis priklausomyb?mis, gautomis atlikus geodezinius matavimus. Dabartiniai vertikali?j? Žem?s plutos judesi? grei?iai Lietuvos teritorijoje yra nuo -3,5 iki +2,5 mm per metus. Intensyviausias Žem?s plutos kilimas ir didžiausia judesi? grei?i? gradient? kaita yra šiaur?s rytin?je Lietuvos dalyje, o grimzdimas - pietin?je ir pietvakarin?je srityse. Ištirtas pagal regresin? matematin? model? sudaryto žem?lapio patikimumas ir nustatyta, kad žem?lapio atitikimo pagal geodezini? matavim? rezultatus tikimyb? yra ne mažesn? nei 0,95.

  11. Attitudes and cognitive distances: On the non-unitary and flexible nature of cognitive maps.

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    Carbon, Claus-Christian; Hesslinger, Vera M

    2013-01-01

    Spatial relations of our environment are represented in cognitive maps. These cognitive maps are prone to various distortions (e.g., alignment and hierarchical effects) caused by basic cognitive factors (such as perceptual and conceptual reorganization) but also by affectively loaded and attitudinal influences. Here we show that even differences in attitude towards a single person representing a foreign country (here Barack Obama and the USA) can be related to drastic differences in the cognitive representation of distances concerning that country. Europeans who had a positive attitude towards Obama's first presidential program estimated distances between US and European cities as being much smaller than did people who were skeptical or negative towards Obama's ideas. On the basis of this result and existing literature, arguments on the non-unitary and flexible nature of cognitive maps are discussed. PMID:24155860

  12. "A campaign won as a public issue will stay won": using cartoons and comics to fight national health care reform, 1940s and beyond.

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    Knoblauch, Heidi Katherine

    2014-02-01

    On March 23, 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law. As it went through Congress, the legislation faced forceful resistance. Individuals and organizations opposing the ACA circulated propaganda that varied from photographs of fresh graves or coffins with the caption "Result of ObamaCare" to portrayals of President Obama as the Joker from the Batman movies, captioned with the single word "socialism." The arguments embedded in these images have striking parallels to cartoons circulated by physicians to their patients in earlier fights against national health care. Examining cartoons used in the formative health care reform debates of the 1940s provides a means for tracing the lineage of emotional arguments employed against health care reform. PMID:24328659

  13. Predicted and experienced affective responses to the outcome of the 2008 U.S. presidential election.

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    Kitchens, Michael B; Corser, Grant C; Gohm, Carol L; VonWaldner, Kristen L; Foreman, Elizabeth L

    2010-12-01

    People typically have intense feelings about politics. Therefore, it was no surprise that the campaign and eventual election of Barack Obama were highly anticipated and emotionally charged events, making it and the emotion experienced afterward a useful situation in which to replicate prior research showing that people typically overestimate the intensity and duration of their future affective states. Consequently, it was expected that Obama supporters and McCain supporters might overestimate the intensity of their affective responses to the outcome of the election. Data showed that while McCain supporters underestimated how happy they would be following the election, Obama supporters accurately predicted how happy they would be following the election. These data provide descriptive information on the accuracy of people's predicted reactions to the 2008 U.S. presidential election. The findings are discussed in the context of the broad literature and this specific and unique event. PMID:21323142

  14. Did Hurricane Sandy influence the 2012 US presidential election?

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    Hart, Joshua

    2014-07-01

    Despite drawing on a common pool of data, observers of the 2012 presidential campaign came to different conclusions about whether, how, and to what extent "October surprise" Hurricane Sandy influenced the election. The present study used a mixed correlational and experimental design to assess the relation between, and effect of, the salience of Hurricane Sandy on attitudes and voting intentions regarding President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in a large sample of voting-aged adults. Results suggest that immediately following positive news coverage of Obama's handling of the storm's aftermath, Sandy's salience positively influenced attitudes toward Obama, but that by election day, reminders of the hurricane became a drag instead of a boon for the President. In addition to theoretical implications, this study provides an example of how to combine methodological approaches to help answer questions about the impact of unpredictable, large-scale events as they unfold. PMID:24767585

  15. ESPECIAO ESPONTNEA EM POPULAES ESPACIALMENTE

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    de Aguiar, Marcus A. M.

    público em geral. Em 1859 Charles Darwin deu passo fundamental para a solução desse problema com Charles Darwin a franchi le pas pour la solution de ce problème avec la publication de son oeuvre majeure do livro A origem das Espécies de Charles Darwin e muito se tem falado a respeito de teoria da

  16. Identified EM Earthquake Precursors

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    Jones, Kenneth, II; Saxton, Patrick

    2014-05-01

    Many attempts have been made to determine a sound forecasting method regarding earthquakes and warn the public in turn. Presently, the animal kingdom leads the precursor list alluding to a transmission related source. By applying the animal-based model to an electromagnetic (EM) wave model, various hypotheses were formed, but the most interesting one required the use of a magnetometer with a differing design and geometry. To date, numerous, high-end magnetometers have been in use in close proximity to fault zones for potential earthquake forecasting; however, something is still amiss. The problem still resides with what exactly is forecastable and the investigating direction of EM. After a number of custom rock experiments, two hypotheses were formed which could answer the EM wave model. The first hypothesis concerned a sufficient and continuous electron movement either by surface or penetrative flow, and the second regarded a novel approach to radio transmission. Electron flow along fracture surfaces was determined to be inadequate in creating strong EM fields, because rock has a very high electrical resistance making it a high quality insulator. Penetrative flow could not be corroborated as well, because it was discovered that rock was absorbing and confining electrons to a very thin skin depth. Radio wave transmission and detection worked with every single test administered. This hypothesis was reviewed for propagating, long-wave generation with sufficient amplitude, and the capability of penetrating solid rock. Additionally, fracture spaces, either air or ion-filled, can facilitate this concept from great depths and allow for surficial detection. A few propagating precursor signals have been detected in the field occurring with associated phases using custom-built loop antennae. Field testing was conducted in Southern California from 2006-2011, and outside the NE Texas town of Timpson in February, 2013. The antennae have mobility and observations were noted for recurrence, duration, and frequency response. At the Southern California field sites, one loop antenna was positioned for omni-directional reception and also detected a strong First Schumann Resonance; however, additional Schumann Resonances were absent. At the Timpson, TX field sites, loop antennae were positioned for directional reception, due to earthquake-induced, hydraulic fracturing activity currently conducted by the oil and gas industry. Two strong signals, one moderately strong signal, and approximately 6-8 weaker signals were detected in the immediate vicinity. The three stronger signals were mapped by a biangulation technique, followed by a triangulation technique for confirmation. This was the first antenna mapping technique ever performed for determining possible earthquake epicenters. Six and a half months later, Timpson experienced two M4 (M4.1 and M4.3) earthquakes on September 2, 2013 followed by a M2.4 earthquake three days later, all occurring at a depth of five kilometers. The Timpson earthquake activity now has a cyclical rate and a forecast was given to the proper authorities. As a result, the Southern California and Timpson, TX field results led to an improved design and construction of a third prototype antenna. With a loop antenna array, a viable communication system, and continuous monitoring, a full fracture cycle can be established and observed in real-time. In addition, field data could be reviewed quickly for assessment and lead to a much more improved earthquake forecasting capability. The EM precursors determined by this method appear to surpass all prior precursor claims, and the general public will finally receive long overdue forecasting.

  17. 2002 E.M. Aboulhamid 1 Methodology

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    Aboulhamid, El Mostapha

    1 2002 E.M. Aboulhamid 1 Co-design Methodology and Synthesis Synthesis 2002 E.M. Aboulhamid 2 SystemC #12;2 2002 E.M. Aboulhamid 3 Introduction to SystemC 2002 E.M. Aboulhamid 4 C++ · C++ class executed #12;3 2002 E.M. Aboulhamid 5 C++ Language Standard Event-driven Simulation Events Processes Data

  18. ONDAS em MEIOS DESORDENADOS Andre Nachbin, IMPA

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    Liu, I-Shih

    ONDAS em MEIOS DESORDENADOS Andr´e Nachbin, IMPA Ondas em Meios Desordenados Modelos Estoc´asticos e Aplica¸c~oes,CBPF, 2007 Andr´e Nachbin IMPA http://www.impa.br/nachbin #12;ONDAS em MEIOS¸c~oes,CBPF, 2007 Andr´e Nachbin IMPA http://www.impa.br/nachbin #12;ONDAS em MEIOS DESORDENADOS Pesquisa em 3

  19. EPA LABORATORIES IMPLEMENT EMS PROGRAM

    EPA Science Inventory

    This paper highlights the breadth and magnitude of carrying out an effective Environmental Management System (EMS) program at the U.S. EPA's research and development laboratories. Federal research laboratories have unique operating challenges compared to more centralized industr...

  20. Bush to Obama: Education in Transition

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    Branch-Brioso, Karen; Dervarics, Charles; Powell, Tracie; Roach, Ronald

    2008-01-01

    President Bush's education legacy is inexorably tied to the No Child Left Behind Act, the comprehensive K-12 reform law he signed in January 2002. The law has drawn praise for requiring schools to show specific progress in educating minority and low-income children or face sanctions for failing to do so. But critics say the Bush administration…