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Barack Obama Begins His Second Term

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America's first black president was sworn in for a second term today, on the national holiday dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Barack Obama's traditional call for unity and equality echoed King's words at the same time he acknowledged what he called, "skepticism of central authority." He renewed commitments to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, promised response to climate change and emphasized the equality of gay Americans. Did he reach out to Republicans or challenge them to more political conflict?

 

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Guests:
Glenn Thrush - New York Times - @GlennThrush, Yohuru Williams - Fairfield University - @YohuruWilliams, Taylor Branch - Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian - @taylorbranch, Mary Kate Cary - University of Virginia / US News and World Report - @mkcary, Samuel Popkin - University of California, San Diego - @SamPopkin, Cheryl Contee - Jack and Jill Politics - @ch3ryl

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Anna Scott, Evan George, Katie Cooper

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