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Obama opts for the sledgehammer over the chisel

23 January 2013

ABC The Drum

Barack Obama's second inaugural address shows a new side to the president, says lecturer in US politics and foreign policy Adam Lockyer. The president has replaced compromise and negotiation in his tactical toolbox with a will to smash through the opposition. Read article

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Hard work ahead for Obama

22 January 2013

SBS World News Australia

With the pageantry over, the hard work for Obama begins. Associate professor Brendon O'Connor discusses the challenges, both domestically and in foreign policy, that will define the next four years. Watch Online

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Obama looks forward at inauguration

22 January 2013

ABC 24 Planet America

In a special edition of Planet America, associate professor Brendon O'Connor joins John Barron and an expert panel for an in-depth look at President Obama's re-inauguration. How does this year compare to 2009 and what will the challenges be for Obama in the next four years? Watch Online

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Obama addresses past, present and future

22 January 2013

ABC Local Radio Sydney 702

With its historical allusions, strong rhetoric and calls to action on issues of climate change and gay rights, President Obama's inauguration address had it all. Lecturer Rebecca Sheehan discusses what it means for America now and for the next four years. Listen Online

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Obama outlines second term plans

22 January 2013

ABC Radio PM

Hundreds of thousands of people gathered as Barack Obama outlined his vision for the next four years, including a focus on climate change and bolstering gay rights. Research associate Nicole Hemmer discusses why it's the President's reforms, rather than his race, holding headlines this time. Listen Online

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Obama unleashed in second term speech

22 January 2013

ABC 24 News

After much speculation, Barack Obama's inauguration has surprised many with it's strength and specificity on issues such as climate change, immigration and gay marriage. Senior lecturer Michael Ondaatje says the speech signals a second term of compromise and conflict. Watch Online

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Climate change, gay rights on Obama's agenda

22 January 2013

SBS World News Online

Barack Obama's focus on climate change, equality, and gay rights in his second inaugural address could shape his final term in office. Though his proposals won't instantly become law, research associate Luke Freedman says they have a chance of steering opinion nonetheless. Read article

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Strong, surprising address by Obama

22 January 2013

ABC Radio The World Today

Laying out a broad agenda including significant portions on climate change, gay rights, immigration and the economy, Barack Obama's inauguration speech was progressive and powerful. Visiting professor and national correspondent for the Atlantic James Fallows gives his impressions on the surprising speech. Listen Online

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Economy Obama's second term challenge

22 January 2013

CNBC Squawk Box Asia

President Barack Obama gave a stirring inauguration speech but associate professor Brendon O'Connor,  says the biggest challenge for Obama as he takes office for the second term is getting the economy back on track. Watch Online

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President Obama sworn in

22 January 2013

Channel 7 Sunrise

President Obama's inauguration address covered a range of topics, from climate change and gay rights, to immigration and the economy. Lecturer David Smith joins an expert panel to discuss what to expect in the next four more years. Watch Online

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Obama flags hard work at inauguration

22 January 2013

ABC Radio National Breakfast

Rather than dwelling on any first term accomplishments, Barack Obama has used his public inauguration address to emphasise the hard work ahead for a country struggling with a sluggish economy. Lecturer David Smith talks about the lessons of Obama's first term and what his next one will look like. Listen Online

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America prepares for Obama's second inauguration

21 January 2013

Sky News

Following the private inauguration on Sunday, Washington is now gearing up for the huge public swearing-in ceremony for re-elected President Barack Obama. Lecturer Adam Lockyer previews the event and the address that could come to define Obama's second term. Watch Online

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The second term curse awaiting Obama

21 January 2013

Crikey

One term presidents might be losers, but two termers can be disasters, says lecturer in American politics David Smith. What can Barack Obama do to make sure his second term is a success? Read article

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Obama renews his vows with America

21 January 2013

Sky News

Obama has been sworn in at a private ceremony at the White House ahead of his public inauguration on Monday. Research associate Tom Switzer looks at what the next four years will bring for America and the re-elected President. Watch Online

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Obama sworn in for second term

21 January 2013

ABC 24 The Midday Report

It's a different scene in Washington four years since the inauguration of the first African-American president, but what's changed? Associate professor Brendon O'Connor looks at what can we expect from Barack Obama's second term. Watch Online

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Reshaping America

21 January 2013

The Age

Barack Obama has always aimed to be a transformational president in the mould of Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt, or Ronald Reagan. Research associate Tom Switzer thinks he might be succeeding.  Read article

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Obama begins second term

21 January 2013

ABC Radio Australia Mornings

President Barack Obama has been sworn in for a second term and without concerns for re-election will no doubt be hoping to prosecute a tougher agenda in Washington this time around. But as lecturer Adam Lockyer notes, a divided Congress will make this a challenge for the returned president. Listen Online

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Challenges lie ahead for Obama

21 January 2013

ABC 24 News Breakfast

Fiscal issues, the implementation of his health care laws and the new gun control proposals are just the beginning of the challenges that will face Barack Obama in his second term. Centre CEO Bates Gill looks ahead to the next four years under the 44th president. Watch Online

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Barack Obama on notice to come good with same bad hand

19 January 2013

The Australian

On the eve of the his second inauguration, Barack Obama faces no shortage of challenges, write associate professor Brendon O'Connor and research assistant Katherine Delaney. Does this policy-focused president need to learn how to party? Read article

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