Obama's First Test

For the past eight years, Congress has had a remarkably consistent record. When something was important to President Bush -- particularly if it was even vaguely related to national security -- Congress pretty much always caved. The combination of blindly loyal Republicans and cowering Democrats provided Bush with a winning margin time and again, even when the Democrats were ostensibly in charge, and even when Bush was demanding retroactive approval for ... Full Story »

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Derek Hawkins
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by Derek Hawkins - Jan. 5, 2009

Days away from the end of George W. Bush's presidency, Dan Froomkin gives us an extensive and useful sampling of what journalists and news organizations are saying about the 43rd president's legacy and how their perspectives compare.

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Fabrice Florin
3.9
by Fabrice Florin - Jan. 5, 2009

Excellent round-up of national press coverage on the transition from the Bush Administration to the Obama Administration. White House Watch columnist Dan Froomkin cites insightful reports and commentary from major U.S. publications, both mainstream and independent. In the process, he offers useful context on key differences between the two administration, as well as on the Bush legacy.

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Dale Penn
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by Dale Penn - Jan. 5, 2009

This is a notable compendium of media stories (with links provided) starting with coverage of the challenges facing the incoming President-elect and looking back at the legacy of the Bush Administration, as a context for those challenges.

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Mike LaBonte
3.5
by Mike LaBonte - Jan. 5, 2009

I enjoyed the stories collected for this bit of news analysis, but was surprised that several pages had been devoted to "The Bush Legacy", hardly fitting into the title "Obama's First Test". The analysis resumes at the end, posing a great question related to how the Bush presidency might have altered how presidents are reported. This story is loaded with links.

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Kenneth Sibbett
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by Kenneth Sibbett - Jan. 6, 2009

While not talking about Obama's first test very much, the writer did nail Bush to the outhouse. Bush and Chaney's fairwell tour continues it's sell-out tour across the country. If you can't get tickets, try e-bay.

O'bama's first test will be to get the smell of cancer and deceit out of the Oval Office. I don't know if there's that much Pine-sol in Washington.

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Mary Ellen Detra Reynolds
4.5
by Mary Ellen Detra Reynolds - Jan. 12, 2009

It appears to be more personal than syndicated news articles

Anything pertaining to the safety of our president elect and his family is of interest to me. How much publicity his children get in their daily routines is a concern. We all know there are haters out here.

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