President Obama

My first installment in the Flashback Friday Interviews series features Kellyanne Conway, who was recently appointed Counselor to the President. It’s now been more than six years since I met and interviewed this skillful pollster (also a mother of four), who last year became the first woman

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“…My childhood journal entry from September 11th, 2001 shows what a difference twenty-four hours can make: ‘When I awoke in the morning, it was true. The World Trade Center towers had been attacked by hijacked planes. The Pentagon had been attacked by yet another hijacked

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As a writer I have always taken Jesus Christ’s admonition about words with exceptional seriousness: “But I tell you that every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgment. For by your words you will be

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As the new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have just returned from renting a private island in the Seychelles for their honeymoon (and finally met President “smart alec” Obama), the Royal Wedding news has cooled somewhat. But hither and yon bits and pieces of the

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OHATCHEE, Al., May 18, 2011 – On June 14th, “Bama Rising: A Benefit Concert for Alabama Tornado Recovery” presented by Verizon will take place at the BJCC arena in Birmingham. Among the artists to be featured are Taylor Hicks, Kellie Pickler, Martina McBride, Bo Bice,

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As President Obama announces his re-election bid, buzz surrounds his former press secretary’s talks with Facebook. President Obama officially launched his re-election campaign on Monday. This unsurprising news came after last week’s buzz that a particular 2012 campaign consultant might be hired by Facebook: Robert

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During the rather miserable halftime show of Super Bowl XLV, Will.i.am of The Black Eyed Peas ad-libbed the following message to President Obama in the middle of “Where is the Love?” lyrics: “In America we need to get things straight / Obama, let’s get these

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The 2011 State of the Union address doesn’t appear to have left many viewers enamored with President Obama’s plans for the country. Perhaps it’s no surprise that the rumored “Sputnik moment” fell flat. After all, the “clean green” mantra lit up with squiggly bulbs just

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“What is government if words have no meaning?” Such was the question that Jared Loughner asked Representative Gabrielle Giffords at an event in 2007. Unsatisfied by Giffords’ response (or warranted lack thereof), Loughner targeted her with an apparently vengeful fixation. The budding thought processes of

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala., November 11, 2010 – The conservative outcome of the midterm elections was a reigning topic of the Alabama Policy Institute’s Annual Dinner, which took place at the Cahaba Grand Conference center. Established in 1989, the API is “a non-partisan, non-profit research and education

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