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Published: 08/19/10

Analysis: Is Anti-Muslim Fervor Just Latest Fear?

By  Andrea Stone - AOL News
Analysis: Is Anti-Muslim Fervor Just Latest Fear?

WASHINGTON (Aug. 19) -- Are Muslims the new Jews? Or Irish Catholics? Perhaps Mormons? Or are they really the war on terror's Japanese? Religious experts and historians say: all of the above. The still-unfolding controversy over plans to build an Islamic center near ground zero is just the latest chapter in a long saga of religious and ethnic misunderstanding that experts say goes back to the nation's earliest days. Fear of foreigners dates to the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798, which were aimed at French immigrants suspected of disloyalty, said American University historian Allan Lichtm...

Published: 07/12/10

Professor's 13 Keys Predict Obama Will Get Re-Elected

By  Andrea Stone - AOL News
Professor's 13 Keys Predict Obama Will Get Re-Elected

WASHINGTON (July 12) -- Never mind that President Barack Obama's job approval ratings can't break the 50 percent mark. Or that the tea party movement owes its very existence to a rising tide of anti-Obama fervor. Or even that the next presidential election is 28 months away. Obama, says a previously prescient professor, already holds the keys to another four years in the White House. American University history professor Allan Lichtman said Monday that according to his "13 Keys" formula, which predicts popular vote based on party performance instead of polls or campaign tactics, Obama is hea...

Published: 07/12/10

Obama 'Guaranteed' 2012 Win, American University Professor Says

By  David Sessions - Politics Daily
Obama 'Guaranteed' 2012 Win, American University Professor Says

President Obama is "guaranteed" to win re-election in 2012, according to Allan Lichtman, a professor at American University in Washington, D.C. Lichtman's formula predicts the outcome of the popular vote without considering candidate opinion polls, campaign strategies or political events. Lichtman's system is based on 13 political conditions that he calls "keys." The keys favor the incumbent president's party: When five or fewer of them are false, the incumbent party wins the presidency. If six or more are false, the opposition party wins. In 2007, Lichmann predicted that any Democratic candi...

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