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New England News
7:44 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Obama Delivers Commencement At Worcester Technical High School

President Obama speaks at Worchester Technical High School

President Obama came to Massachusetts Wednesday afternoon to speak to the senior class at Worcester Technical High School, which at one time was among the most troubled in the state, but over the past few years was transformed into one of the best after focusing on science, technology, engineering and math. The president said the graduates are an example for their fellow students.

Hudson Valley News
1:22 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

HV Congressmen Size Up Obama's Foreign Policy Shift

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President Obama delivered the graduation speech at West Point Wednesday, and with it, a foreign policy change of direction. Now, two Congressmen from the Hudson Valley from different sides of the aisle are weighing in.

President Obama’s speech outlined a shift to more collaboration and less combat on the international stage. He says the U.S. must lead on this stage, and the military is the backbone of this leadership.

“But U.S. military action cannot be the only, or even primary, component of our leadership in every instance,” President Obama said.

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Hudson Valley News
7:02 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Obama Delivers Foreign Policy Vision During West Point Graduation

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President Barack Obama today delivered the commencement address at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He took the opportunity not only to bestow words of wisdom, but to lay out his foreign policy vision. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne was at the president’s third visit to New York in as many weeks.

1,064 cadets received diplomas after listening to President Obama deliver the graduation speech.

“You are the first class to graduate since 9/11 who may not be sent into combat in Iraq or Afghanistan,” President Obama said.

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New York News
3:38 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Protesters Greet Obama, Cuomo In Cooperstown

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Hours before President Obama spoke at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown on Thursday, area residents lined up along Main Street to send their own message.

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New York News
11:58 am
Fri May 23, 2014

President Obama Touts Tourism In Cooperstown

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President Obama paid a visit to Cooperstown Thursday. In a speech at the National Baseball Hall of Fame, the nation’s most prominent White Sox fan focused on the importance of the travel and tourism economy. 

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Central New York News
6:15 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Cooperstown Preparing For President's Arrival

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The Village of Cooperstown and National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum are preparing for the arrival of President Barack Obama tomorrow. The president is scheduled to speak about the tourism economy, just before the start of Memorial Day Weekend.

Jeff Katz, mayor of Cooperstown, says the village is eagerly awaiting the arrival of President Barack Obama on Thursday.

“It’s very exciting. All the residents, all the businesses I’ve spoke to are pinching themselves asking if it’s really true,” said Katz.

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New York News
9:10 am
Sat May 17, 2014

President Obama Will Make Visit To Cooperstown

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The White House has announced that President Barack Obama will be speaking in New York state for a third time this month. On Thursday, May 22nd, the president will be visiting the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown to promote tourism.

According to the Oneonta Daily Star the Hall of Fame has been experiencing a banner year in visits.

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Hudson Valley News
1:20 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

President Obama Points to NY Bridge Project As A Model

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President Barack Obama stood on the banks of the Hudson River Wednesday, with the Tappan Zee Bridge as a backdrop. He was in Tarrytown to push a $302 billion transportation plan, and shine a light on a replacement bridge project already under way. 

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Hudson Valley News
5:15 am
Thu May 15, 2014

President Obama Highlights New NY Bridge

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President Obama was in Westchester County Wednesday, with the Tappan Zee Bridge behind him. He was there to call for investment in infrastructure and announce a plan to put a number of projects on a faster track.

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Hudson Valley News
8:39 am
Wed May 14, 2014

HV Congresswoman Weighs In On Obama Visit To Tappan Zee

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President Obama is scheduled to speak in the lower Hudson Valley Wednesday afternoon, in Westchester County. With the Tappan Zee Bridge as a backdrop, he is expected to highlight the need for investment in infrastructure.

The president will deliver his speech in Tarrytown. Congresswoman Nita Lowey, the senior Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, expects Obama will reference the$1.6 billion low-interest loan U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx approved toward the end of last year for construction of the replacement bridge.

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