09 Nov 2011

feedYahoo! News: Politics News

Obama urges black supporters to stay unified (AP)

AP - President Barack Obama says his African-American supporters must be unified and persistent in order to help their community get through tough economic times.

09 Nov 2011 5:20pm GMT

Obama ‘can’t wait’ for 8 minutes worth of spending cuts (Daily Caller)

Daily Caller - President Barack Obama today said he "can't wait" for Congress to cut travel spending by federal employees, so he's ordering a 20 percent cut by himself.

09 Nov 2011 4:55pm GMT

Mel Hancock Founded Tea Party-Style Politics in Missouri (ContributorNetwork)

ContributorNetwork - Former U.S. Rep. Mel Hancock of Missouri has died. The Springfield News-Leader reports he lived in Springfield, Mo., and was 82 years old when he died in his sleep Monday. The most famous thing he is noted for was passage of the so-called "Hancock Amendment" that limits the amount of taxation Missouri can take from its citizens without a vote of the people.

09 Nov 2011 4:50pm GMT

23 Jan 2009

feedElection 2008 : NPR

Bettye LaVette's Journey To The National Stage

If you've never heard of Bettye LaVette, the soul singer who belted out "A Change Is Gonna Come" with Jon Bon Jovi at the Inauguration Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial on Jan 18., you may be wondering why.

23 Jan 2009 10:46pm GMT

Analyzing The Text Of Obama's Inaugural Address

Although many Americans heard Barack Obama's inauguration speech, they probably weren't listening for plyptotons and catachresis - but Geoff Nunberg was.

23 Jan 2009 2:10pm GMT

20 Jan 2009

feedElection 2008 : NPR

Natasha Trethewey: If My Mom Could See Us Now

Natasha Trethewey won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for poetry for her book Native Guard. Her parents had an interracial marriage while it was still illegal in Mississippi, and Tretheway's poetry often draws on her childhood as a biracial child in the south.

20 Jan 2009 8:24pm GMT