Barack Obama http://nhpr.org en Obama Says Shaheen Should Stay And Brown Should Run From Texas http://nhpr.org/post/obama-says-shaheen-should-stay-and-brown-should-run-texas <p>When he served in the U.S. Senate, &nbsp;Scott Brown often voted with President Obama.</p><p>In 2011, Congressional Quarterly found Brown voted in support of the president’s agenda 70 percent of the time&nbsp; -- second only to Susan Collins of Maine among Republicans. &nbsp;But when asked on New England Cable News about Brown’s possible run here, the President made clear he prefers the incumbent.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 20:59:52 +0000 Josh Rogers 45382 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Reacts To President Obama's State Of The Union Address http://nhpr.org/post/nh-reacts-president-obamas-state-union-address <p>Here is a roundup of reactions to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech from the New Hampshire Congressional delegation and political organizations.</p><p>Sen. Kelly Ayotte:</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 15:32:23 +0000 Michael Brindley 42631 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Reacts To President Obama's State Of The Union Address State Of The Union 2014: N.H. Reacts http://nhpr.org/post/state-union-2014-nh-reacts <p>For an hour and five minutes, President Barack Obama addressed the country for his 5th State of the Union address.&nbsp; Obama lauded progress the country has made from decreasing unemployment to smaller deficits. He talked about recent successes of the Affordable Care Act and spoke out about progress that still needs to be made: higher wages for women, and raising the minimum wage. And he showed a little extra swagger saying that if congress won’t go along with his ideas, then President Obama will go at it alone. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 42575 at http://nhpr.org State Of The Union 2014: N.H. Reacts Bill Ayers On Being An "Unrepentant Terrorist" And GOP Target http://nhpr.org/post/bill-ayers-being-unrepentant-terrorist-and-gop-target <p>Five years after the 2008 Presidential election, the name <strong>Bill Ayers </strong>remains radioactive.&nbsp;In his new memoir,&nbsp;<em style="line-height: 1.5;">Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident,&nbsp;</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ayers owns up to his activities as an &nbsp;&ldquo;unrepentant terrorist,&rdquo; and writes about being the target of multi-million dollar campaign to demonize him.</span></p><p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 17:08:04 +0000 Virginia Prescott 36541 at http://nhpr.org Bill Ayers On Being An "Unrepentant Terrorist" And GOP Target New Hampshire Reacts To President Obama’s State Of The Union Address http://nhpr.org/post/new-hampshire-reacts-president-obama-s-state-union-address <p>It’s the first State of the Union of President Obama's second term, and a major opportunity for him to set the agenda for the next four years…from&nbsp;jobs to reviving the economy.&nbsp; But the President will have to bring Congress along with that agenda and that might not be easy. We’ll listen back to parts of the speech, talk about where there may be agreements and&nbsp;what the major roadblocks might be?</p><p></p><p><strong>Guests </strong></p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 21761 at http://nhpr.org New Hampshire Reacts To President Obama’s State Of The Union Address Foreign Policy…In President Obama’s Second Term http://nhpr.org/post/foreign-policy-president-obama-s-second-term <p>In two-thousand-eight, Iraq and Afghanistan were still the major focus, but as those conflicts wind down, other hotspots are emerging…from Syria to North Korea to Iran to Al Qaeda in Northern Africa.&nbsp; We’ll examine these new foreign policy challenges and how they may play out over the next four years.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 18716 at http://nhpr.org Foreign Policy…In President Obama’s Second Term On Assault Weapons Ban, Sen. Ayotte Only Holdout Among N.H. Delegation http://nhpr.org/post/assault-weapons-ban-sen-ayotte-only-holdout-among-nh-delegation <p></p><p></p><p>New Hampshire Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte is the only member of the state’s Congressional delegation who has not pledged support for an assault weapons ban this week.</p><p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 21:42:17 +0000 Michael Brindley 18723 at http://nhpr.org On Assault Weapons Ban, Sen. Ayotte Only Holdout Among N.H. Delegation Will Politics Influence Gun Laws? http://nhpr.org/post/will-politics-influence-gun-laws <P>At an interfaith vigil last night, President Obama offered the love and prayers of the nation to community members in Newtown, Connecticut. The President also promised political action designed to prevent future tragedies, saying our society will be judged by how we care for our children.&nbsp; For the Obama administration, it was a timely but vague first foray into the gun control debate.&nbsp;</P> <P> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 17:26:44 +0000 Virginia Prescott 18610 at http://nhpr.org Will Politics Influence Gun Laws? Obama Rallies In Nashua http://nhpr.org/post/obama-rallies-nashua <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The President rallied more than 8000 supporters at a Nashua middle school&nbsp;within a few miles of the &nbsp;Massachusetts border. Mr. Obama made of point of&nbsp;attacking Mitt Romney’s record there.</p><p>"He pushed through a tax cut that overwhelmingly benefited 278 of the wealthiest families in the state and then he raised taxes and fees on middle class families to the tune of $750 million. Does that sound familiar to you?</p> Sat, 27 Oct 2012 21:41:01 +0000 Josh Rogers 15632 at http://nhpr.org Obama Rallies In Nashua The Invisible Issues of Campaign 2012 http://nhpr.org/post/invisible-issues-campaign-2012 <p>Think about how anti-gay marriage rhetoric played a critical role in George W. Bush’s re-election in 2004, or how talking up a surging economy made Bill Clinton the first two-term democratic president since Franklin Roosevelt won in 1936. Tue, 16 Oct 2012 14:53:30 +0000 Virginia Prescott 14861 at http://nhpr.org The Invisible Issues of Campaign 2012 Obama And Romney On The Environment http://nhpr.org/post/obama-and-romney-environment <p><strong>EarthTalk®<br>E - The Environmental Magazine</strong></p><p><br><strong><u>Dear EarthTalk</u>: </strong><strong>Given that the presidential election is just around the corner, what can you tell me about each candidate’s environmental track record and positions?&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong></p><p><em>-- Jane Miller, Chicago, IL</em></p><p>Just because the environment is getting short shrift this election season due to our nation’s lingering economic woes doesn’t mean that candidates Obama and Romney can ignore the issue.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 18:25:55 +0000 EarthTalk 14688 at http://nhpr.org Obama And Romney On The Environment Reaction to the Presidential Debate in Denver http://nhpr.org/post/reaction-presidential-debate-denver <p>In Denver, president Obama and republican nominee Mitt Romney faced off in the first of three forums. The focus was domestic policy - from jobs to taxes to federal debt. We're playing back some debate highlights, covering the major themes....and are including your thoughts in our conversation.</p><p><u>GUESTS:</u></p><p><strong>Wayne Lesperance – </strong>professor of political science at New England College and director of the Center for Civic Engagement</p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 14101 at http://nhpr.org Reaction to the Presidential Debate in Denver Special Coverage: Presidential Debates http://nhpr.org/post/special-coverage-presidential-debates <p>NHPR&nbsp; will air special coverage for all the presidential debates and the vice presidential debate on October 3, 11, 16 and 22.&nbsp; In addition, <a href="http://www.wnyc.org/" target="_blank">WNYC</a> Radio's "<a href="http://www.wnyc.org/section/itsafreecountry/" target="_blank">Swing State Radio Network</a>"&nbsp; in New York is providing a special one-hour live call-in show that will air from 8 - 9 p.m. before each debate specifically for the swing states.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Oct. 3:</strong> First presidential debate on domestic policy</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 22:25:34 +0000 NHPR Staff 13927 at http://nhpr.org Special Coverage: Presidential Debates Long Obama Ad Running in NH http://nhpr.org/post/long-obama-ad-running-nh <p>New Hampshire is one of seven swing states targeted by a new two-minute television ad launched by the Obama campaign.</p><p>The ad, which began running Thursday, is titled, ‘Table.” It features a seated Obama speaking directly to the camera. The ad opens with Obama reminding voters that the country was at war with Iraq and losing 800,000 jobs a month when he took office.</p><p>He then warns potential voters that his Republican challenger Mitt Romney would reinstitute economic policies that many experts blame for the recession inherited by the Obama administration almost four years ago.</p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 19:31:25 +0000 Brian Wallstin 13837 at http://nhpr.org Long Obama Ad Running in NH Obama, Romney Kick Off Post-Convention Campaign In New Hampshire http://nhpr.org/post/obama-romney-kick-post-convention-campaign-new-hampshire <p>The Republicans came to Tampa; then the Democrats came to Charlotte.</p><p>Now, with the conventions behind them, both parties have come to New Hampshire.</p><p>President Obama held his first post-convention campaign event in Portsmouth, before flying to Iowa. Mitt Romney, meanwhile, started the day in the Buckeye State and holds a rally at Holman Stadium in Nashua Friday evening.</p><p>NHPR’s Josh Rogers was on hand for the president's event; he joins All Things Considered host Brady Carlson to talk about what he saw and heard.</p> Fri, 07 Sep 2012 22:09:56 +0000 Brady Carlson & Josh Rogers 12499 at http://nhpr.org Obama, Romney Kick Off Post-Convention Campaign In New Hampshire