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The Hill Calls 2010 ‘The Year of the Tea Party’

From The Hill: The grassroots conservative political movement made its clout felt the entire year, from the healthcare reform debate to GOP primaries and the general election last month. Read the full story on The Hill. The Tea Party was in many ways a net asset for the GOP as Republicans grabbed control of the […]

The Blog: A New Look for a New Year

Welcome to 2011! Hopefully you noticed when coming to the site that we now have a new look, a new navigation and better search functions for the www.apgovernmentclass.com blog (For a final look at the old site, see the attached image). What do YOU think? Please share your comments. I am always looking for your […]

USA Today: Obama keeps government running … for now

FROM USA TODAY: President Obama spent his first day of temporary bachelorhood today by signing a bill to keep the federal government running — at least until Tuesday. Read the full story at USA Today. As first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha traveled to Hawaii for an end-of-the-year vacation, Obama signed a […]

A Week in the Life of the President

FROM THE WHITE HOUSE: The White House Communications office unveils, “West Wing Week,” a look at the comings and goings of the President of the United States each week. This week just happens to be a VERY busy week for the President. Check it out …

WaPo: A Great Week for President Obama

FROM THE WASHINGTON POST: A month ago President Obama was the big loser of 2010, the leader whose party had given up historic losses in the House and who was facing questions about his future. On Friday, with the stroke of his pen on a compromise tax bill, he reminded his adversaries of the essential […]

WaPo: Senate approves $4.5B payment to Native Americans, black farmers

FROM THE WASHINGTON POST: After months of hang-ups, the Senate unanimously approved Friday two multibillion-dollar settlements that will rectify long-standing claims against the federal government for discrimination and mismanagement. The vote essentially brings closure to the two cases, which have each been litigated for more than a decade. Read the full article at The Washington […]