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Analyzing Obama's First State of the Union

Political scientist Kenneth Janda says the 'elephant in the room' was raising taxes

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January 28, 2010 | by Brendan Cosgrove

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EVANSTON, Ill. ---  After a rather divisive year of politics in Washington, President Barack Obama's first State of the Union address emphasized cooperation as a way for lawmakers to eliminate what the President said was a "deficit of trust" with voters. In this audio Q&A, Kenneth Janda, Payson S. Wild professor emeritus of political science, shares his views on President Obama's speech and the overall political climate in the country with November's midterm elections looming.
Topics: Opinion