Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Education reform had its place in the president's address this week, and on Thursday he will visit an Atlanta-area school. If you had the chance to talk to him, what would you ask?
On the heels of his first State of the Union address since re-election, President Barack Obama will be heading to Georgia where he plans to visit an early learning center on Thursday. Few details have been released about his visit to the Atlanta area on Feb. 14. However, Patch has confirmed that Obama will make a stop at the College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center in Decatur, Ga. His stop here is one of only two metropolitan areas he plans to visit following his State of the Union speech. In the speech, the president set forth a plan for education reform: highlighting the need for top-quality preschool for every American child; promoting high schools that prepare students for jobs in demand, such as science and engineering; and …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
President Barack Obama delivering State of the Union Address tonight (Feb. 12). Visit White House SOTU site to learn how to participate.
Tuesday, February 12
President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address is tonight (Tuesday, Feb. 12). It will be broadcast at 9 p.m. ET on major television networks. Here’s some tips for enhancing your SOTU experience from www.WhiteHouse.gov/SOTU:
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Following is a rundown with dates and times for the 2013 inauguration of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.
Sunday, January 20
Sunday is a big day for Atlanta Falcons fans, but it's also an eventful day for our country as President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden participate in the 57th Presidential Inauguration ceremony scheduled for Jan. 20 at 8:15 a.m. From a parade, two swearing-in ceremonies to glitzy balls, the next few days will be packed with presidential pomp. SUNDAY, JAN. 20 Vice President Biden’s Official Swearing-In Location: Naval Observatory Start Time: 8:15 AM ET President Obama’s Official Swearing-In Location: White House - Blue Room Start Time: 11:55 AM ET Historically, Inaugural Ceremonies are not held on a Sunday because Courts and other public institutions are not open. This year, in accordance with the requirements of the United …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
A new smartphone app provides live streaming, among other things. Also, check developments leading up to Monday's events.
President Barack Obama's inauguration for his second term is Monday, Jan. 21, in Washington, D.C. And not surprisingly, you can keep track of events as they happen in the palm of your hand. According to The Washington Post, the Presidential Inaugural Committee has developed a new smartphone app to enable features such as live streaming and a schedule of the day's events. Also, users can search for volunteer events that are keyed to Sunday’s National Day of Service, and share information with others via Twitter, Facebook, e-mail and text message. In other inauguration news: Are you or anyone you know planning to attend President Obama's inauguration? What are your expectations for Obama's second term? Share your thoughts in the comments …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Georgia became one of five states under Republican governors Friday that rejected the provision in the President's healthcare reform calling on states to set up online health insurance exchanges.
Gov. Nathan Deal of Georgia on Friday became the fifth governor of a state to reject a provision in the President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law. According to Reuters, the other four states that had already rejected the provision that would require the states to set up healthcare exchanges are Ohio, Michigan, Florida and Wisconsin. Ohio, Michigan and Florida, however, have indicated a willingness to share in some of the responsibility with Washington. Deal was one of the many governors who held off on making a decision until after the election. Republican candidate Mitt Romney had pledged to repeal the president's healthcare plan if elected. Since that didn't happen, states are left dealing with the plan that is scheduled to be …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Critics from both the left and the right are slamming President Barack Obama's decision to go on ABC's "The View" while not meeting with world leaders. What do you think?
There has been some criticism of the president for missing opportunities to meet with world leaders, but not missing opportunities to appear on popular talk shows. The most recent instance was Tuesday when he and the first lady appeared on ABC’s “The View.” CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer said he thought that President Barack Obama may have made a “misstep” by choosing the ladies of "The View" instead of the traditional meetings with world leaders in town for the United Nations' Convention. “I do think there is potentially a missed opportunity this week for the President of the United States to meet with world leaders,” Blitzer reportedly said. Others have been far more critical, calling it a lack of leadership at a time when leadership from the …
Friday, September 7, 2012
Who had the best speech of the Democratic National Convention? Do you rate the president's speech as the best, or not? Take our poll or comment.
President Barack Obama may have had to change his location -- shutting out thousands of people from seeing him live -- but inside the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C., he still captured the devotion of many. He accepted the Democratic Party's nomination, and then went on to tell the American people that he's done much to get the country back on track, leading with the federal assistance to automakers. And, there's a key difference with before and now, he added: "I'm no longer just a candidate; I'm the president." -- Did you like the president's speech? Did it make a connection with you? Let us know in the comment section. -- Since he's been in office, the president said jobs have been created, trade agreements signed that benefit…
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Former President Bill Clinton gave a rousing speech -- as evidenced by a cheering and chanting crowd. But, did it do its job?
Democrats wrapped up a second day of the national convention in Charlote, N.C., on Sept. 5. The keynote speaker was former President Bill Clinton. Clinton and President Barack Obama have not always gotten along - take four years ago, for example. Then, Hillary Clinton wanted to be president, too, and there was a fiery battle to the nomination. Nowadays, Clinton is behind Obama. And, he got a few comedic jabs to the Republican Party just to make sure it was clear. "People ask me all the time how we delivered four surplus budgets," he said in a prepared statement. "What new ideas did we bring? I always give a one-word answer: arithmetic." His speech lifted the audience to its feet a number of times and had them chanting "four more years, …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Do you think the president's speech swayed any undecided voters?
Our Patch live blog of the State of the Union has wrapped up, but that doesn't mean the discussion is over! The White House has offered to answer a few questions submitted by Patch users across the nation now that the speech is done. It's a great opportunity to take your question right to Washington without leaving home. The result will look something like this video of first lady Michelle Obama answering a fitness question. To submit your question, post it in the comments below with your real name, the town where you live and, if you'd like, your Twitter handle. You have until 11 a.m. Wednesday to post your question. And if you missed the live blog, just hit the "play" button above to review the lively discussion from your fellow Patch …