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Obama agenda: Flashback to 2008

The New York Times: "Facing the potential for historic losses in midterm elections, President Obama sought tonight to light a fire under his party’s supporters at a rally in front of thousands of college students in Madison, Wisconsin. Mr. Obama arrived on stage for the campaign rally in Madison, Wis.The high-octane campaign event was designed to recapture to energy and
enthusiasm that created a new turnout model for Mr. Obama’s election in 2008, bringing huge numbers of new voters to the polls."

It was estimated that 26,000 attended the rally.

“Clearly frustrated by Republicans’ energy — and his own party’s lack of enthusiasm — President Obama scolded fellow Democrats even as he rallied them yesterday in an effort to save the party from big GOP gains in the crucial midterm elections,” the Boston Globe writes.

Obama’s day: The AP says Obama’s morning event “at the Des Moines home of Jeff and Sandy Clubb, will include about 70 of their neighbors. Obama's victory in the January 2008 Iowa caucus put him on the path to the Democratic presidential nomination.”

“An appeals court ruled yesterday that government funding of embryonic stem cell research can continue for now,” the AP writes. “The US Court of Appeals in Washington granted the Obama administration’s request to allow the funding from the National Institutes of Health while it appeals a judge’s order blocking the research.”