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02/19/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Fox News "Re-Energized," Expected To Thrive In Obama Era

WASHINGTON -- When the White House changes occupants this week, it may also change channels.

Barack Obama's inauguration on Tuesday marks the end of an era for the Fox News Channel, the cable news network of choice during the George W. Bush years.

Scott McClellan, the White House press secretary from 2003 to 2006, said in an interview last week that "a number of people viewed Fox as an outlet that would be more favorable" than other media groups to the Bush administration. He emphasized that this feeling applied to the network's conservative commentators, not its correspondents.

But the network is showing no concern about the new administration; if anything, it seems re-energized. With a series of program changes this month, Fox News is doubling down on the programming strategy that has made it the No. 1 cable news network for seven years.

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