Sunday, August 14, 2011

American Government 8/12/11

In Class - Short video clip (CNN) from John King's State of the Union: interview with David Axelrod (President Obama's Chief Strategist), the upcoming campaign, and how jobs is the main priority.  Discuss.  Hand out syllabus, expectations, rules and procedures.  Discuss and answer questions.

Homework - Signed syllabus is due by Tuesday, August 16.  I need your blog URL ( emailed to me by Tuesday, August 16.

Articles to Check Out:
"Tim Pawlenty quits after third-place straw-poll finish," Andrew Malcolm, LA Times. August 14, 2011.

After the straw poll in Iowa, Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty stops his campaign to seek the Republican nomination for president in 2012.  The Republican debate may have caused this.
"Gallup: Obama job rating sinks below 40% for first time," Michael Memoli, LA Times. August 14, 2011.
For the first time, President Obama's approval ratings have fallen below 40%, according to a recent Gallup Poll.  Voters believed that the deal to raise the debt ceiling amidst other issues have influenced these numbers.,0,2481281.story
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