Thursday, January 17, 2013
President Barack Obama presented a wide-reaching proposal for the country’s gun control policies on Wednesday. Read on and tell us what you think of the President's plan.
President Barack Obama presented a comprehensive gun control proposal to the country on Wednesday, about one month after the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. The Huffington Post reports that the proposal includes four major sections, focusing on topics like law enforcement, mental health, school safety and the availability of dangerous weapons. Many of these measures would require congressional action and could cost up to $500 million. The president also announced more than 20 executive orders that can go into effect immediately, the New York Times reports. These include having the attorney general review the categories of people who are not allowed to have guns, reviewing safety standards for gun locks and safes and providing training …
Friday, November 9, 2012
David Petraeus stepped down as Director of the CIA Friday, citing an extramarital affair. Mike Morell has been tapped to replace him.
Cuyahoga Falls native Mike Morell is now the Acting Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. The announcement came Friday following the unexpected resignation of David Petraeus, reports the Falls News Press. The former four-star general contacted President Barack Obama, informed him he was involved in an extramarital affair and requested to step down, according to CNN. "Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours. This afternoon, the President graciously accepted my resignation," said Petraeus in a statement to CIA colleagues. Petraeus was slated to speak in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Nov. 15 in regard to the recent 9/11 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Excerpts from President Barack Obama's half-hour speech at Mentor High School.
Excerpts from President Barack Obama's half-hour speech at Mentor High School Nov. 3, 2012.
More than 4,000 supporters pack the school's gymnasium in support of the incumbent
President Barack Obama's visit to Mentor High School began with a "Go Cardinals" and ended with a request for the audience to hit the polls on election day. "Turn out on Tuesday for me," Obama said to a gymnasium full of supporters. According to Mentor Deputy Fire Chief Robert Searles, 4,010 people attended the President's rally. They packed lines around the school's gymnasium entrance well into the 11 a.m. hour. Obama took the stage shortly after noon and spoke for about 29 minutes. Familiarity was a prevailing theme in his speech. "After four years as president, you know me," he said. "You know what I believe. "You know I will fight for you." For examples, he cited ending the war in Iraq, the auto industry bailout and his recent …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
According to local media outlets, former President Bill Clinton brought Obama supporters to their feet at the John S. Knight Center in downtown Akron on Thursday night.
It appears former President Bill Clinton can still wield some political thunder. At least, that's how local media coverage described Clinton's rally at Akron's John S. Knight Center on Thursday night. In the home stretch to Election Day, Clinton brought hundreds of folks to their feet as he focused on job creation and the auto industry. Here's the roundup: The Plain Dealer: Clinton touted Obama's multi-billion dollar auto bailout, saying the President's efforts created 200,000 new jobs versus losing 1 million. With that, he received one of many roars from the audience. Fox 8 News: Clinton criticized Romney for his vagueness on balancing the budget and rejecting the auto bailout. Clinton charged that, if elected, Romney would hinder …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The event begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at Mentor High School
President Barack Obama will speak Saturday morning at Mentor High School to begin an eight-stop campaign tour this weekend. Doors open at 9 a.m. The event is free and open to the public, but entry requires a ticket. Here are the places where tickets can be picked up on a first-come, first-serve basis:
Clinton is set to step in while President Barack Obama continues to focus on Hurricane Sandy.
Updated Oct. 31, 11:45 p.m. Bill Clinton is coming to Akron on Thursday to rally support for President Barack Obama. The former President will stump for Obama at 6 p.m. Thursday at the John S. Knight Center, located at 77 E. Mill St. in Akron, reports the Akron Beacon Journal. Doors will open to the public at 4:30 p.m. Click here for tickets Clinton's forthcoming arrival comes a day after the cancellation of Obama's University of Akron rally. According to whitehouse.gov, the President decided to remain in Washington D.C. to monitor Hurricane Sandy, and help coordinate the federal response and relief effort. Tickets obtained for Obama's canceled event will be honored Thursday at the Knight Center. Obama will return to Northeast Ohio …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Due to the widespread damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, President Barack Obama has canceled Wednesday's Akron rally to focus on the storm.
President Barack Obama has canceled his campaign stop at the University of Akron on Wednesday. According to whitehouse.gov, the President will remain in Washington D.C. to monitor Hurricane Sandy, and help coordinate the federal response and relief effort. Stay tuned to Patch for updates on the President's campaign schedule as he's expected to return to Ohio before Election Day on Nov. 6.
Monday, October 29, 2012
President Barack Obama will make a campaign stop in the Rubber City this week.
President Barack Obama will make yet another campaign stop in Ohio when he visits the University of Akron on Wednesday. According to the Obama campaign, the Commander-in-Chief will take the stage at 12:30 p.m. at James A. Rhodes Arena. The event is free and open to the public. Tickets will be made available starting Monday at 8 a.m. at the following locations:
Monday, October 22, 2012
Yes, I’m voting for Barack Obama. I’m neither proud nor excited about this, but he is, in my opinion, the better choice.