Poll: Strong majority oppose overturning Roe v. Wade
January 22nd, 2013
09:28 AM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Strong majority oppose overturning Roe v. Wade

(CNN) – On the 40th anniversary of the benchmark Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade, new poll numbers indicate growing opposition to overturning the ruling, a move advocated by many in the anti-abortion movement.

The 1973 ruling affirmed the legality of a woman's right to have an abortion under the Fourteenth Amendment. In a 7-2 decision, the ruling allowed for legal abortions during the entire pregnancy, but set up conditions to allow states to regulate abortion during the second and third trimesters.
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January 22nd, 2013
07:36 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama's second-term priorities

Washington (CNN) – President Obama began his second term with a "keeping it real" moment courtesy of youngest daughter Sasha.

"You didn't mess up," she told the president after the oath was administered by Chief Justice John Roberts in the White House Blue Room.

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Filed under: Inauguration • President Obama
CNN Poll: Do Americans agree with Obama on climate change and immigration?
January 22nd, 2013
05:00 AM ET
1 year ago

CNN Poll: Do Americans agree with Obama on climate change and immigration?

Washington (CNN) - Saying "we will respond to the threat of climate change," President Barack Obama used his second inaugural address to put the divisive issue back on the front burner. But according to a new national survey, Americans are divided over whether global warming is a man made phenomenon.

The president also used his speech to highlight the controversial issue of illegal immigration, and a CNN/ORC International survey released Tuesday also indicates that a bare majority of the public says the main focus of the federal government should be on developing a plan that would allow undocumented immigrants to become legal residents, rather than deporting them.
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January 22nd, 2013
04:59 AM ET
2 years ago

Obamas party with 30,000 close friends

Washington (CNN) - After celebrating his second inauguration with a throng estimated at about 800,000, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama spent the evening at more intimate affairs: 30,000 guests at two inaugural balls.

The Obamas first swung by the Commander in Chief's Ball, where they danced in front of a sea of cell phone cameras to Jennifer Hudson's performance of Al Green's classic "Let's Stay Together." They then switched partners: the first lady danced with Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Timothy D. Easterling and the president danced with an Air Force Staff Sgt. Bria D. Nelson.

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Filed under: Inauguration • Michelle Obama • President Obama
POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Tuesday, January 22, 2013
January 22nd, 2013
04:49 AM ET
2 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The CNN Washington Bureau’s morning speed read of the top stories making news from around the country and the world. Click on the headlines for more.

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CNN: Obama's speech ties current issues to founding principles
President Barack Obama sought to link the past and future on Monday in his second inaugural address, tying the nation's founding principles to the challenges confronting his second term in a call for Americans to fulfill the responsibility of citizenship.

CNNMoney: Obama: Let's 'revamp' our taxes
Ronald Reagan did it. George W. Bush did it. On Monday, Barack Obama did it. Each president used an inaugural address to herald his intent to push tax changes during his term. Reagan and Bush were successful, but experts say Obama faces high hurdles to achieve the tax code revamp he has in mind.

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