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Obama's State of the Union Inspiration: Ronald Reagan

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

In past speeches, Obama has sought to channel famous Americans ranging from Martin Luther King to Abraham Lincoln. Tonight, he tried for Ronald Reagan.

Obama's Catholic Baptism By Fire

James Rotondi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Rotondi

The t-shirt slogan,"The Day the Dome Was Tarnished Forever" became holy inspiration for others to engage in crass sloganeering and even violent action.

Echoes of the Bible: Obama's Notre Dame Address

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

It's important to remember your audience, and Obama clearly did at Notre Dame. Here are eight key lines from Obama's address and the biblical passages they reference.

Obama Wins One For the Gipper

Bill Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Press

Obama changed what protesters tried to make an ugly scene about abortion into a triumphant message about faith-based politics.

Catholic Priests Defend Obama

Chicago Sun-Times | Abdon M. Pallasch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On the eve of President Obama's controversial commencement speech at the University of Notre Dame, priests and lay ministers who worked with him in hi...

The Real Idea of a University

Jon O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon O'Brien

When President Obama speaks to the new graduates at Notre Dame on Sunday, he will do so knowing that the vast majority of Catholics support him being there.

Catholic Archbishop Writes Obama: Go To Notre Dame, Ignore "Strident Outcries" Of Conservatives

Politics Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Though dozens of his brother bishops have said they were "scandalized'' or "in shock and deep distress'' that our pro-choice president will speak and ...

How to Live Vicariously Through Britain's Blacklist

Jason Notte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jason Notte

It must be somewhat comforting to live in a nation where homophobes and other bigots are placed on a blacklist and banned from that nation's shores.

Bishops Upset at Obama/Notre Dame: Try Listening to Jesus

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

As an American Catholic, I find these actions by the Hierarchy and "conservative" elements within the laity to be more than a little disturbing.

Marty Fleck's Commencement Address

Bill Scheft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Bill Scheft

This is a great time to be an American. And I wouldn't be saying that if I wasn't Simon Cowell wealthy and I hadn't misnumbered my pages.

Obama Notre Dame Protesters Promise To Be Peaceful, Prayerful

AP | KEN KUSMER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS — The University of Notre Dame's invitation for President Barack Obama to speak at Sunday's commencement is an opportunity to broad...

Obama Notre Dame Degree Leaked By Anti-Abortion Activist

Mother Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama's scheduled appearance at Notre Dame's commencement on Sunday has caused a fuss, with antiabortion activists and students promi...

Standing Proud with Notre Dame

Adam Istvan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Istvan

When it comes to fighting for health care, compassionate immigration reform and a range of social programs that help uplift the poor, Obama's policy priorities align with traditional Catholic values.

For the Culture War, a Hail Mary

Chris Korzen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Korzen

The Notre Dame "scandal" is little more than a manufactured controversy, and a predictable product of the Republican coalition's current sorry state of affairs.

Mary Ann Glendon, Former Vatican Ambassador, Rejects Notre Dame Award Over Obama Flap

AP | TOM COYNE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — A former U.S. ambassador to the Vatican said Monday she won't accept the University of Notre Dame's top honor at commencement...

Obama Doesn't Need Honorary Degrees From ASU, Notre Dame

Blaise Nutter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Blaise Nutter

At this point, no offense to ASU, but Obama doesn't need the honor of any university. Obama is honored every day by kings and queens, prime ministers and presidents.

Obama Notre Dame Debate: O'Donnell Smacks Down Buchanan (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Megan Slack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Lawrence O'Donnell and Pat Buchanan faced off on Hardball Thursday over President Barack Obama's invitation to deliver the commencement speech at Notr...

10 Notre Dame Priests Object To Obama Invite

AP | KEN KUSMER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Ten priests from the order that founded the University of Notre Dame say the school risks its "true soul" and could distance ...

Cardinal Stands By Notre Dame Obama Criticism As Chicago's Catholic Mayor Daley Disagrees

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley, a lifelong Catholic and the father of a Notre Dame graduate, said Friday he disagreed with Chicago's most prominent Catholic about the st...

Obama Notre Dame Speech: Cardinal George Rips Invitation As An 'Extreme Embarrassment' To Catholics (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.02.2009 | Chicago

UPDATE 4/3 Scroll Down To Watch Video Of George's Remarks One of America's most prominent Catholics has joined the chorus slamming the University of ...

Obama Protest: Bishop Boycotting Notre Dame Graduation Over President's Stem Cell, Abortion Views

AP | KEN KUSMER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS — The Roman Catholic bishop whose diocese includes the University of Notre Dame says he will boycott President Barack Obama's comme...

Notre Dame Keeping Obama As Graduation Speaker Despite Catholic Petition

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- A spokesman for the University of Notre Dame says it won't rescind an invitation to President Obama to speak at its spring commenc...