Thursday, May 23, 2013
This will be Obama's first visit to Shore since just after Sandy.
President Obama and Gov. Christie will visit the Jersey Shore on Tuesday, according to The Record in Bergen County. This will be Obama's first visit to the area since Oct. 31, just after the storm struck. A full itinerary of the visit was not available. More information can be found here.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Onyango grew up with future president's father.
The aunt of President Barack Obama, Zeituni Onyango, will visit the Newark campus of Essex County College next week. The free program, sponsored by the college’s Humanities Division, will be held in Siegler Hall, from 7 to 9 p.m. on March 6. Onyango’s talk will focus on her personal experiences with domestic abuse, immigration matters, homelessness, racism and race relations, the struggle to empower women, and growing up in the home of the father of President Obama in Kenya. Onyango will also discuss her book, Tears of Abuse. She is referenced as “Auntie Zeituni” in President Obama’s memoir Dreams from My Father. “Her message is one of educational empowerment for young people,” said Mikal N. Nash, a history instructor and coordinator of…
Thursday, December 20, 2012
NJ Spotlight Interactive Map shows Short Hills residents contributed more to governor's campaign while Millburn gave more money for Obama's re-election.
Although New Jersey residents shelled out $1.3 million more to President Obama's re-election campaign, Short Hills supported former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney with more than $500,000 in contributions, according to a new interactive map released. The map, compiled by NJ Spotlight from an analysis of Federal Election Commission data, breaks down the number and amount of contributions by zip code. Each zip code is colored red, Republican, or blue, Democrat, depending on which party received the most in contributions. For the Short Hills zip code, 07078, the map shows residents gave Romney's campaign $522,487 in 464 contributions. While Millburn, 07041, gave significantly less to the former Massachusetts governor's campaign, $25,045, it…
Monday, October 8, 2012
Hey Millburn, if you have a question for the Obama and Romney, submit it in the comments section below and it could be asked during the televised Oct. 16 Town Hall Presidential Debate.
Monday, October 8, 2012
If last Wednesday’s presidential debate left you with more questions than answers, here’s your chance for the presidential candidates to address the issues that most matter to you. The next presidential debate will be a town hall meeting format at Hofstra University in Long Island, where voters will ask President Obama and Mitt Romney about domestic and foreign policy. Patch is asking you, our readers, to participate by submitting questions for the candidates. All you have to do is post your question in the comments section below and we’ll send it to the Commission on Presidential Debates. The Commission is partnering with Patch's parent company Aol, along with Google and Yahoo, to take questions from web users across the country. Don’t …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The first debate between President Barack Obama and Republican Candidate Mitt Romney will be held Oct. 3 at 9 p.m.
TV Channels Broadcasting Live: FOX 5, NBC (11 Alive), CBS, ABC, PBS, CNN, MSNBC, CSPAN. Comic Relief: Name-calling debate on YouTube, New York Times cartoon, Democalypse 2012 from The Daily Show, Obama vs. Romney on SNL Topic: Domestic policy Air Time: 9-10:30 p.m. Easter Standard Time Location: University of Denver in Denver, Colorado (Tickets) Sponsor: Commission on Presidential Debates Participants: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney Moderator: Jim Lehrer (Host of NewsHour on PBS) The debate will focus on domestic policy and be divided into six time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on topics to be selected by the moderator and announced several weeks before the debate. The moderator will open each segment with a …
Friday, September 7, 2012
Former President Bill Clinton gave a rousing speech -- as evidenced by a cheering and chanting crowd. But, did it do its job? What do you think?
Democrats wrapped up a second day of the national convention in Charlote, N.C., on Aug. 5. And, 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 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, …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
In a complicated decision, the justices upheld most of the health care reform legislation popularly known as Obamacare.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Do you agree with the U.S. Supreme Court's decision Thursday upholding most of President Obama's signature health care reform legislation? By a 5-4 vote, the justices upheld most of the act, although the opinion is a complicated one. The court upheld the requirement that every American purchase health insurance or else pay a penalty, as a tax decision and upheld it on those grounds, in an opinion written by Chief Justice Roberts. "Our precedent demonstrates that Congress has the power to impose the exaction in Section 5000 under the taxing power, and that Section 5000 need not be read to do more than impose a tax," Roberts wrote in one of the key sentences from the opinion. Click here to read the full text of the opinion. Vote in our poll …