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Full text of President Barack Obama’s speech in Tucson

Full text of President Barack Obama’s speech in Tucson 0

As Prepared for Delivery. Source: White House Press Office. To the families of those we’ve lost; to all who called them friends; to the students of this university, the public servants gathered tonight, and the people of Tucson and Arizona: I have come here tonight as an American who, like all Americans, kneels to pray(…)

President Obama was curious too? Mariah Carey is having twins 0

Yes, it is official. Even though Nick Cannon, Mariah Carey’s husband, was always denying the rumors, he finally said on his 92.3 Rollin’ With Nick Cannon radio show Thursday morning, “We are having twins.” And he revealed the main reason why he suddenly ended up admitting the rumors. He talked about some unexpected story that(…)

President Obama’s remarks on Korea free trade agreement 0

President Barack Obama gave the following address in Washington today regarding a new US-Korean free trade agreement: THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everybody. Today I want to speak briefly about two issues that matter most to me and matter most to the American people — creating jobs and economic growth on which our country’s prosperity depends.(…)

The logistics of Obama’s Asia trip 4

Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann has been ridiculed for alleging that President Obama’s trip to India, Indonesia, South Korea and Japan is costing $200 million a day or roughly the same cost of waging war in Afghanistan. It has long been the White House’s official policy not to talk about what it costs for a president(…)

City synagogues and airports on high alert after package bomb scares 0

NEW YORK — Heavily armed police officers will greet many Jews observing the Sabbath today, following the discovery of explosives bound for Chicago synagogues on Friday. Two packages containing the industrial explosive PETN originated in Yemen, but were intercepted in Dubai and the United Kingdom before reaching the United States. President Barack Obama called the(…)

President Obama speaks in Providence 1

PROVIDENCE — Final stop for President Barack Obama was a $7,500-a-head fundraiser in the well-appointed home of Arnold “Buff” and Johnnie Chace on the East Side of Providence not far from Brown University. Fewer than 50 were in attendance, according to Eric Hyers, campaign manager for Providence Mayor David N. Cicilline, the Democratic candidate for(…)

Reports from President Obama’s visit to Rhode Island 4

WOONSOCKET, R.I. –– Air Force One touched down at T.F. Green State Airport in Warwick at 3:49 p.m. On hand to greet the president were members of the states all-Democratic congressional delegation, Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon White House and Representatives Patrick J. Kennedy and James R. Langevin; Providence Mayor David N. Cicilline, the Democratic(…)

Emerson and Lesley College students got up early for Obama

Emerson and Lesley College students got up early for Obama 0

Before Barack Obama arrived in Boston last weekend to campaign for Deval Patrick, three Emerson College students and a fourth from Lesley College arrived at Hynes Convention Center around 6 a.m., more than six hours before doors would open. They were rewarded with third place in line behind two men, one from Cambridge and one(…)

Gallery: Barack Obama in Boston 1

President Obama came to Hynes Convention Center on Saturday to support incumbent governor Deval Patrick and his running mate Tim Murray as they face a tough challenge from Republican Charlie Baker. Blast Magazine was there to capture the day in words and pictures. (Photos by John Stephen Dwyer for Blast Magazine)

Official remarks of President Barack Obama at Democratic fundraiser in Boston 0

5:19 p.m. — THE PRESIDENT: Thank you for opening up this extraordinary home, and we will not show up unannounced — (laughter) — whatever John may say. You guys have been extraordinarily gracious, and we really appreciate it. To all of you who are here, thank you for being such stalwart supporters not just to(…)

Reports from President Barack Obama’s brief visit to Boston 0

Pool reporting courtesy of the White House Media Affairs Office Air Force One landed at 1.58 p.m. at Logan International Airport. A motorcade of more than a dozen vehicles waited. The motorcade included State Police cruisers, a Newton police Ford explorer, black sport utility vehicles with tinted windows, a white van for the White House(…)

Obama comments on Coakley defeat 0

Statement from Press Secretary Robert Gibbs: "This evening the President spoke to both candidates in the hard-fought Massachusetts Senate race. The President congratulated Senator Brown on his victory and a well-run campaign. The President told Senator Brown that he looks forward to working with him on the urgent economic challenges facing Massachusetts families and struggling(…)

Obama urges support for Coakley

Obama urges support for Coakley 1

As many perceive a tightening in the special US Senate race to replace the late Edward Kennedy, President Barack Obama is urging Massachusetts voters to support her and prevent a 41st Republican vote in the senate that could curtail his domestic policy. “I am supporting Martha Coakley. As your attorney general, she’s taken on Wall(…)

Voices on both sides quick to sound after health care passage 1

With only a lone Republican crossing the line and nearly 40 Democrats going turncoat, the House of Representatives still voted, 220-215, tonight to pass a historic health care reform. Locally, Representative Edward J. Markey (D), issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed a historic bill to reform the health care system Saturday(…)