In annual address, the President says 'too many Americans are working more than ever just to get by – let alone get ahead'
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Tuesday 15 December 2009
Friday 16 October 2009
The growing freedom within the Soviet Union did much to raise expectations throughout eastern Europe, but the change in Soviet foreign policy was, however, the ultimate facilitator of all that happened in 1989.
Monday 05 October 2009
Wednesday 30 September 2009
The last time California chose a new governor, a famous film star and former Austrian bodybuilder stunned the world by turning up on late-night television to announce he was putting himself up for election.
Monday 28 September 2009
Thursday 24 September 2009
Monday 21 September 2009
Jody Powell's association with the man he would serve as President began like a B-movie cliché, in a shopping centre in southern Georgia in 1966. "Hi," said the beaming figure with the toothy grin, thrusting a hand in his direction, "I'm Jimmy Carter and I'm running for governor." The young student was quickly smitten, the voters of Georgia unfortunately less so. Carter was defeated that year. But he won the governorship in 1970, and with Powell at his side went on to complete one of the most extraordinary political ascents in modern US history.
Tuesday 25 August 2009
Next on the Catch-Up Service, a half-familiar quotation from Irwin Stelzer in an article in The Daily Telegraph, 12 August. He attributes it to Ronald Reagan, describing the attitude of previous governments towards the economy:
Tuesday 04 August 2009
When Cory Aquino stepped down after six years as the first woman president of the Philippines, she was widely viewed as having made little impact on her country's deep-rooted social and economic problems.
Monday 27 July 2009
Sunday 26 July 2009
Friday 12 June 2009
Monday 08 June 2009
Tuesday 02 June 2009
If Nancy Reagan was offended when Barack Obama made a quip about her performing séances with the dead, she apparently got over it quickly, even offering his wife, Michelle, advice on the phone afterwards on how to ratchet up the social diary at the White House.
Sunday 24 May 2009
Isis, we are told, is a 'clear and dangerous threat to our way of life'. I’m sorry, but I just don’t buy it
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