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The Briefing 01-22-13

Story 1 – The President’s ideological inauguration speech – what are the significant issues?

Obama sets out goals in inauguration speech: ‘we are made for this moment’ The Guardian (Ewen Macaskill)

Analysis: Obama’s speech takes on divisive issues, USA Today (Susan Page)

Climate Change Given Prominence in Obama’s Address, New York Times (Richard W Stevenson)

Story 2 – The ’2nd Term Curse’ – What it means and why it matters

Obama looks to avoid the “second-term curse” CBS News (Brian Montopoli)

Story 3 – Dear Abby and the Secular Morality Movement

‘Dear Abby,’ we still need you, USA Today (Sabrina L. Schaeffer)

Story 4 – Do liberals have the cultural wind at their backs?

The Big Deal, New York Times (Paul Krugman)