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In the News New Kid in the Senate

January 14, 2009

“You could tell he had the magic.”
Pete Rouse, Chief of Staff to Sen. Obama

For most new arrivals in the U.S. Senate, rising through the ranks is a long, slow process, requiring patience and endurance. Barack Obama was an exception -- a junior senator marked for stardom almost from day one. The story of his first term is a told in Dreams of Obama, airing next Tuesday, Inauguration Day, on PBS, but viewable now on the program Web page.

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