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MANITOWOC, Wis. -- President Barack Obama campaigned vigorously for his revamped economic message Wednesday, warning that other countries have been grasping for first place in the global marketplace as the U.S. fell down on the job.
The president delivered the argument in Wisconsin, a state that will be critical to his re-election prospects, a day after a State of the Union address where he contended that the U.S. has to step up its spending on innovation and infrastructure in order to compete globally and create jobs at home.
The president said Wednesday that while China invested in clean...
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Tuesday's speech was refreshingly different than previous State of the Union speeches because Obama spent significantly less time outlining his presidential ambitions for the next two years, and more time reminding the country of its ability to excel and lead on a global level, particularly in industries where it had formerly dominated.
Obama's argument was strongest when he referred to defining accomplishments in our nation's rich history that are undeniable examples of our country's excellence. The Sputnik moment is a terrific example of this, where Obama demonstrated the country's ability...
Mary C. Curtis - Politics Daily
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina -- President Barack Obama couldn't escape the East Coast cold snap on his short trip south on Monday. ("What's snow doing on the ground in North Carolina?" he jokingly asked.) But his warm welcome at Forsyth Technical Community College was far different than the cold shoulder he's been getting from Republicans in Congress.
The president came to a state whose economy has been transformed by the departure of the textile and furniture industries that once provided reliable employment for high school graduates. And he came to Forsyth to celebrate the 50th anniversary...
David Knowles - AOL News
(Dec. 6) -- The race is on, again.
President Barack Obama has declared that America is facing a new "Sputnik moment." Speaking at Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem, N.C., today, Obama compared the nation's 1957 wake-up call following the Soviet Union's launch of the Sputnik satellite to the current dismal state of American education and how it will impact the nation's economic future.
"In this race for the future, American is in danger of falling behind," Obama said. "If this is truly going to be our Sputnik moment, we need a commitment to innovation we haven't seen...
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(Aug. 30) -- The Russian government announced that the historic Baikonur Cosmodrome, where the space race began with the 1957 launch of Sputnik, will be replaced within the decade by a new facility in Siberia.
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, stressing the strategic importance for Moscow of having "independent access to outer space," officially launched construction on Saturday of a new space center at Vostochny in the largely unpopulated Amur region of Siberia, 3,600 miles east of Moscow. Putin, who has strongly allied himself with the Russian space program, hailed the undertaking as "one of...