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Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Tue July 10, 2012

Vox Pop : Open Forum – $ in Politics : 7/10/12

Yesterday, President Barack Obama's campaign and the democratic party said they raised $71 million dollars in the month of June, well below the $106 million hauled in by rival Mitt Romney and the republicans. Obama campaign officials have warned the fundraising deficit could harm the president's chances of winning re-election.  

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WAMC News
7:23 am
Fri July 6, 2012

Obama Accuses Romney of Caving on Taxes

President Barack Obama is accusing Republican Mitt Romney of caving under pressure from Rush Limbaugh for saying that requiring all Americans to buy health insurance amounts to a tax.

Obama says in an interview with NBC affiliate WLWT in Cincinnati that Romney supported the individual mandate as Massachusetts governor but "has suddenly reversed himself." Obama says it raises questions over whether Romney is abandoning a principal after "getting pressure for two days from Rush Limbaugh" or other critics.

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WAMC News
8:09 am
Thu July 5, 2012

Romney's Wife Says Woman Being Eyed for Ticket

Mitt Romney's wife says her husband is thinking about picking a woman to be on his ticket this fall.

Ann Romney says in an interview, "We've been looking at that and I love that option as well."

She tells CBS News she thinks the person selected for the No. 2 spot should be "someone that obviously can do the job but will be able to carry through with some of the other responsibilities."

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New England News
7:30 am
Mon June 25, 2012

Obama Heads to MA for Fundraisers

President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama is stopping in Massachusetts to raise money for his re-election campaign and fellow Democrats.  WAMC’s Tristan O’Neill reports…

The president's first event on Monday is a small campaign round-table at Hamersley's Bistro in Boston's South End with 25 people. Tickets cost $40,000 per person.

Obama will later speak to 1,800 people at Symphony Hall in Boston. General admission started at $250 with top seats going for $2,500. A limited number of $144 tickets were available for younger supporters.

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New York News
7:42 am
Wed June 20, 2012

Pew Study Favors Health Care Opponents

A new study shows that opponents of President Barack Obama's health care plan clearly beat supporters in getting their message across through the media. More from WAMC’s Dave Lucas…

The study released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism found that opponents won because their positions were sharper and easier to understand. The critics also more frequently drove coverage, particularly when Tea Party demonstrations came to the fore.

Pew director Tom Rosenstiel said the competition wasn't even close.

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North Country News
6:43 am
Tue June 19, 2012

VT Health Official Visits with NH Doctors

A leader of Vermont's efforts to reform its health care system says the state's efforts to provide insurance for nearly all of its residents likely will continue, even if the U.S. Supreme Court decides to strike down President Barack Obama's health care law.  WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports…

Anya Rader Wallack crossed the Connecticut River on Monday to meet with doctors at New Hampshire's Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon.

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New England News
8:03 am
Tue May 29, 2012

First Lady Sponsoring Future Navy Submarine

Barack & Michelle Obama

First lady Michelle Obama is sponsoring a future Navy submarine named after her home state.  WAMC’s Tristan O’Neill reports…

The White House said Tuesday that the first lady has accepted an invitation to be the sponsor of the future USS Ilinois, a Virginia-class submarine being built in Groton, Conn., and Newport News, Va. The new attack submarine is expected to join the fleet in late 2015.

As sponsor, Mrs. Obama will be involved in the life of the submarine and establish a special link to the ship's sailors and their families.

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WAMC News
7:18 am
Mon May 28, 2012

President Obama to Honor Fallen Troops on Memorial Day

President Barack Obama is paying tribute to fallen warriors on Memorial Day, attending a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery and honoring those who died in the Vietnam War.

The president will participate today in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, and then mark the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

Vox Pop : Your Presidential Campaign Strategy : 5/22/12

The 2012 presidential campaigns are just getting fired up with attacks flying from both sides. On this edition of Vox Pop we want you to play campaign manager of either party. How would you propel President Obama or Mitt Romney to the White House in November? WAMC's Alan Chartock hosts.

Hudson Valley News
1:19 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Obama Evolves: Hudson Valley Reacts

President Barack Obama's endorsement of gay marriage on Wednesday was
welcome news throughout much of the Hudson Valley Region where WAMC's
Dave Lucas gathered reactions

Linda Mussman is the co-director of Time and Space Limited in Hudson -
she and her partner Claudia Bruce were among the first people to be
married in New York State under the marriage equality act -

Mussman believes President Obama's evolution will help bring issues of
civil rights and equality to the forefront more quickly

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