Barack Obama

Commentary & Opinion
12:50 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

Herb London: President Obama's Ramadan Speech

On the first day of Ramadan, June 28, President Obama delivered an address for the Muslim faithful in the United States. In this address he expressed sympathy for Gazans, especially those who have had Ramadan celebrations foiled by Israeli missiles.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Fri June 27, 2014

6/27/14 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, political activist Libby Post and newsman Ray Graf.

Topics include:
SCOTUS Decisions
Big Soda Ruling
Syrian Rebel Training
Suing Obama

Hudson Valley News
11:59 am
Sun May 11, 2014

Obama Scheduled To Speak At Tappan Zee

Credit Nick Knupffer / Flickr

President Barack Obama comes to New York Wednesday – Obama will speak at the Tappan Zee Bridge: White House officials say the President will call for more infrastructure spending. The 60-year old span is being replaced by a new bridge that is expected to be open by 2018. The Obama administration has been quick to approve major infrastructure projects whenever possible. Observers believe Governor Andrew Cuomo will appear with the President on Wednesday.

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New York News
12:32 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

NY Legislature Approves "National Popular Vote" Bill


New York lawmakers have approved a bill that would enter the state in the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, an agreement to award electoral votes to the presidential candidate who receives the majority of the popular vote.

Proponents of the National Popular Vote initiative believe that the Electoral College, in place since the first days of  the nation, is not the best way to elect a president.

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New York News
8:45 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Sen. Schumer Crticizes Obama Administration's Plan To Cut Water Project Funds

President Barack Obama is “making a big mistake” by proposing a reduction in federal spending on sewers, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said Tuesday.
Credit U.S. Senate

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer criticized the Obama administration's recent proposal that would effectively cut $40 million from state sewer and water projects, jeopardizing more than 340 critical sewer upgrades in upstate New York. 

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7:10 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC political observer discusses why President Obama's "selfie" with Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt is causing  an uproar and TIME magazine naming Pope Francis Person of the Year for 2013.

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Capital Region News
1:19 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Obama 'Insiders' Share Stories

The federal government is in the fourth day of a shutdown that makes President Obama’s 2008 campaign promise of post-partisanship and a new era of government efficiency sound almost quaint. Three former members of the president’s inner circle were in Albany last weekend for The University at Albany Student Association's  "World Within Reach" speaker series.

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Capital Region News
11:46 am
Sat September 28, 2013

Obama Team To Speak At UAlbany

Three men very close to Barack Obama who assisted and advised him, crafting his campaign as he rose from freshman Senator to presidential candidate and beyond, will be in Albany tonight for a public event.

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New York News
3:53 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

Activists to Obama: Don't Bomb Syria

WAMC will carry special coverage of President Obama’s address on Syria beginning at 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Credit Official White House Photo/Pete Souza

With the Obama administration positioning for a possible military strike against Syria, New Yorkers are turning up the volume on their call for peace.

Candlelight vigils are being held this evening to urge Representatives Paul Tonko, Bill Owens and Chris Gibson, and Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, to vote against bombing Syria.

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1:59 pm
Sat August 31, 2013

Obama To Seek Congressional Approval For Strike On Syria

Credit Official White House Photo/Pete Souza

President Barack Obama says he has decided that the United States should take military action against Syria in response to a deadly chemical weapons attack.

But he says he will seek congressional authorization for the use of force.

He says congressional leadership plans to hold a debate and a vote as soon as Congress comes back in September.

Obama says he has the authority to act on his own, but believes it is important for the country to have a debate.

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