Barack Obama

Word of Mouth - Segment
12:36 pm
Mon January 30, 2012

Here's What's Awesome!

NHPR's Brady Carlson, host of All Things Considered provides us with brain food from the Internet buffet - including the censorship of Twitter.  

 

Beats so fresh, they aren't even born yet.

VERMIN SUPREME!

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StateImpact
12:21 pm
Wed January 25, 2012

Visualizing The State Of The Union Address (And The GOP Response)

The big story of the day is, of course, President Obama's State of the Union address last night. Since the speech wrapped, analysis from politicos, pundits, and wonks has been pretty much non-stop.

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Special Coverage: State of the Union Address
3:23 pm
Tue January 24, 2012

Live Coverage: Presidential State of the Union Address

Obama 2012 Campaign Rally—UIC Chicago, January 11th, 2012

NHPR brings you live coverage via NPR as President Obama delivers his State of the Union address tonight, January 24 at 9 p.m. EST.

NPR's Melissa Block will host this live coverage. She'll be joined in-studio by NPR National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson.

Facing into an election year, the President is expected to continue pushing Congress on his economic agenda. The GOP response will be given by Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels.

Tune-in to NHPR and nhpr.org tonight at 9 p.m.

 

Word of Mouth - Segment
12:05 pm
Tue January 24, 2012

A Wolf in Rocket Clothing

Photo by, floridanaturephotography, courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons

The latest twist in the Obama administration’s so-called Asian pivot. The president’s chief science advisor, John Holdren, has said the US would benefit from cooperating with China on future space missions. But federal legislation now prohibits NASA from pursuing such efforts with a little known clause that’s popped up in two pieces of legislation within the past year.

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The Two-Way
8:33 am
Tue January 24, 2012

Obama Advisor Plouffe: Expect A State Of The Union Heavy On The Economy

White House advisor David Plouffe.
AP

Originally published on Tue January 24, 2012 9:03 am

Tonight, President Obama is set to deliver the final state of the union address of his first term. Morning Edition's Renee Montagne spoke to White House Senior Adviser David Plouffe for a preview of the president's speech.

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Campaign 2012
11:36 am
Thu January 5, 2012

Romney Says President Obama's Policies Are Bad for Business

Campaigning in New Hampshire, Republican Mitt Romney accused President Obama of creating a bad business climate.

Romney said the President’s policies are designed to help his political allies more than the country as a whole.

He told voters in Salem that President Obama packed the National Labor Relations Board with union stooges; that he used the stimulus to repay public sector unions, and that the President backed green jobs initiatives to benefit supporters at companies like Solyndra.

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Obama voter react
9:53 pm
Tue November 22, 2011

Obama Fires Up Supporters in Manchester

President Obama is pressuring Republicans to pass an extension of a payroll tax cut.  That message was well received at a speech the president delivered at Manchester Central High School yesterday.

The president says if passed, the payroll tax cut would put 1500 dollars in the pocket of the average household.  Mr. Obama challenged Republicans to vote down an extension, even if it means raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans.

Shannon Chandley of Amherst said she supports the president and faults the GOP for refusing to compromise.

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Obama in Manchester
9:50 pm
Tue November 22, 2011

Obama Presses GOP on Tax Cuts

President Obama promoted his job creation plan in Manchester today.  The president focused on one specific item in that plan, the extension of a payroll tax cut.

Obama:  Hello NH.  It is good to be back

At the packed gymnasium of Manchester Central High School, a feisty Mr. Obama said next week, Republicans on Capitol Hill will get the chance to prove whose side they are on.

"Do you want to help working families get back on solid ground," he asked,  "Or do you really want to vote to raise taxes on nearly 160 million Americans during the holidays?"

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