In this photo taken Aug. 22, 2013, President Barack Obama walks along the West Wing colonnade of the White House in Washington before traveling to New York and Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) by Julie PaceAP White House Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly five years into his presidency, Barack Obama confronts a world far different from what he envisioned when he first took office. U.S. influence is declining in the Middle East as violence and instability rock Arab countries. An ambitious attempt to reset U.S. relations with Russia faltered and failed. Even in Obama-friendly Europe, there’s deep skepticism about Washington’s government surveillance programs.
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(Target Market News)–At a recent press briefing, the NAACP, Latino Decisions, and pollsters at Silas Lee and Associates presented information from their exclusive polling data during the Nov. 6th Presidential election. The findings pointed out the significant — and underreported — role that African-Americans played in Barack Obama being elected to a second term. BEN JEALOUS “This data underscores the decisive role [African-Americans] played in key battleground states,” said Benjamin Todd Jealous, President & CEO of the NAACP. “It reveals opportunities for the GOP to improve its relationship with our community, and suggests the Democratic Party should not assume it will see the 2008 and 2012 levels of Black turnout in 2016.”