Election 2012 http://wfae.org en San Diego Voters Elect Republican Mayor To Fill Filner's Term http://wfae.org/post/san-diego-voters-elect-republican-mayor-fill-filners-term The special election was held after Democratic Mayor Bob Filner resigned. He was accused by multiple women of sexual harassment. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 11:53:00 +0000 Sandhya Dirks 44888 at http://wfae.org For GOP, Obama's 'Very Ideological' Speech Not Wearing Well http://wfae.org/post/gop-obamas-very-ideological-speech-not-wearing-well <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_d2kuejGF4</p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 20:35:00 +0000 Frank James 19914 at http://wfae.org For GOP, Obama's 'Very Ideological' Speech Not Wearing Well Resolute Rhetoric: Obama's Confident Case For Government http://wfae.org/post/resolute-rhetoric-obamas-confident-case-government President Barack Hussein Obama, sobered but resolute after four years as the nation's first African-American head of state, began his second term Monday with an ardent defense of government as essential to the nation's economic and moral fiber, and a call to citizens to accept their obligation to shape the national debate.<p>"What makes us exceptional — what makes us American — is our allegiance to an idea, articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago," he said, quoting the Declaration of Independence's promise to every citizen the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of hap Mon, 21 Jan 2013 19:37:00 +0000 Liz Halloran 19851 at http://wfae.org Resolute Rhetoric: Obama's Confident Case For Government In Address, Obama Highlights Equal Rights And Government's Role http://wfae.org/post/address-obama-highlights-equal-rights-and-governments-role President Obama began his second term with an unapologetically liberal <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/01/21/169903155/transcript-barack-obamas-second-inaugural-address">inaugural address</a>, calling on Americans to work together to preserve entitlements, address climate change and extend civil rights.<p>"Together, we discovered that a free market only thrives when there are rules to ensure competition and fair play," the president said. "Together, we resolved that a great nation must care for the vulnerable and protect its people from life's worst hazards and misfortune."<p>Sen. Mon, 21 Jan 2013 19:10:00 +0000 editor 19849 at http://wfae.org In Address, Obama Highlights Equal Rights And Government's Role As It Happened: Obama Asks Americans To Carry 'Light Of Freedom' http://wfae.org/post/live-blog-president-obamas-second-inauguration <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFOoqX8kJTs</p> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 13:58:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 19835 at http://wfae.org As It Happened: Obama Asks Americans To Carry 'Light Of Freedom' What Now? Obama Leads Polarized Government Into Second Term http://wfae.org/post/what-now-obama-leads-polarized-government-second-term Feelings of hope and change have mostly faded.<p>The country is in better shape than it was when Barack Obama became president four years ago. The economy is no longer in free fall, and the nation has for the most part extricated itself from seemingly endless wars abroad.<p>Yet as Obama prepares to enter his second term, there seems to be less optimism about his ability to address the nation's problems than was the case when he first entered the White House.<p>A lot of that has to do with rancorous relations with Congress. Mon, 21 Jan 2013 13:37:00 +0000 editor 19834 at http://wfae.org What Now? Obama Leads Polarized Government Into Second Term Inaugural Trivia Quiz http://wfae.org/post/inaugural-trivia-quiz See what you know about the wonkier points of the quadrennial festivities. Scroll to the page bottom for answers and explanations.<p><em><strong>1)</strong> The Constitution says that a presidency ends and a new one begins on:</em><p>a) Jan. 20<br />b) Jan. 21<br />c) The third Monday in January following an election<br />d) It doesn't specify<p><em><strong>2)</strong> How many presidents have chosen to affirm (rather than swear) to "faithfully execute the office ... "?</em><p>a) None<br />b) One<br />c) Two Sun, 20 Jan 2013 22:42:00 +0000 editor 19806 at http://wfae.org Inaugural Trivia Quiz An Inaugural Memory: President Lincoln's Food Fight http://wfae.org/post/inaugural-memory-president-lincolns-food-fight A recently-published menu for Abraham Lincoln's lavish second inaugural ball in 1865 provides an interesting look at how different the nation celebrated its new president just seven score and eight years ago.<p>Smoked tongue en geleé and blancmange (a firm custard) shared room on the buffet table with roast turkey and burnt almond ice cream.<p>As Yale food historian Paul Freedman told <em>Smithsonian Magazine</em> writer Megan Gambino, the cuisine could best be described as "French via England, with some American ingredients."<p>"Oyster stew and pickled oysters. Sun, 20 Jan 2013 20:15:00 +0000 editor 19801 at http://wfae.org An Inaugural Memory: President Lincoln's Food Fight Obama Takes Oath Of Office In White House Ceremony http://wfae.org/post/obama-takes-oath-office-white-house-ceremony President Obama's second term officially begins Sunday: He took the oath of office in an intimate ceremony at the White House, fulfilling the constitutional requirement to take the oath before noon on Jan. 20.<p>NPR's Ari Shaprio reported on the swearing-in for our Newscast unit. Here's what he said:<p><blockquote><p>"Family and a few close friends gathered in the Blue Room of the White House. Sun, 20 Jan 2013 17:52:00 +0000 editor 19798 at http://wfae.org Obama Takes Oath Of Office In White House Ceremony 5 Questions About The Inauguration http://wfae.org/post/5-questions-about-inauguration <strong>1) </strong><strong>Why Monday?</strong><p>Inaugural events are sprinkled over three days, with the most important one actually taking place out of the public eye on Sunday. That's when the <em>official</em> oath of office will be administered at the White House, on the date and time (noon on Jan. 20) specified by the Constitution. Sun, 20 Jan 2013 11:03:00 +0000 editor 19787 at http://wfae.org 5 Questions About The Inauguration