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Weekly Address Calling On Congress To Prevent Student Interest Rates From Doubling

Sun, Apr 22, 2012 - 06:21 AM

in U.S. Politics

WASHINGTON, DCmdashIn this weekrsquos address, President Obama called on Congress to act before student loan interest rates double for more than 7.4 million students, adding an average of 1000 to their debt. Having a college education has never been more important, but itrsquos also never been more expensive.nbsp While the

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A Voice of Peace and Civility or ...

Sun, Jan 30, 2011 - 07:43 AM

Posted by Administrator in U.S. Politics

Obama and Palin, a Tale of Two Speeches

By Micheal Shear, NY Times

Where Ms. Palin was direct and forceful, Mr. Obama was soft and restrained. Where Ms. Palin was accusatory, Mr. Obama appeared to go out of his way to avoid pointing fingers or assigning

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Bill Rufty's Love Letter to Rep. Putnam

Thu, Jul 29, 2010 - 05:30 AM

Posted by Eric Saporito in Florida Politics

In Sunday’s Ledger, Bill Rufty wrote a shameless love letter to Congressman Adam Putnam(R-Bartow). Congressman Putnam is out raising Scott Maddox in the Agriculture Commissioner Race by taking money from the special interest groups in Washington D.C. and Florida – as he always has. Congressman Putnam has always

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Media Matters: "Context is everything": Why you should (still) never trust Andrew Breitbart‏

Sat, Jul 24, 2010 - 07:07 AM

Posted by Eric Saporito in U.S. Politics

Viewers Duped Again:

The Republican Noise Machine within the "Fox News Channel," or the Faux News Channel as I prefer to call it, did it again to roil up the right without even verifying Andrew Breitbart's story first or getting a second source to confirm the story

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This Time Is Different

Sun, Jun 13, 2010 - 05:40 AM

Posted by Eric Saporito

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Oil spill 'blame game' needs to start at home

Sun, Jun 13, 2010 - 05:36 AM

Posted by Eric Saporito

Oil spill 'blame game' needs to start at home

Published Tuesday, June 8, 2010

I'd like to join the blame game that has come to define our national approach to the ongoing environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

This isn't the fault of BP or Transocean. It's not the government's fault.

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Presidential Teachers Award

Mon, Jun 7, 2010 - 05:52 PM

Posted by Eric Saporito

WASHINGTON, DC -- President Obama today named 103 mathematics and science teachers as recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.  The educators will receive their awards in Washington, D.C. later this year. The Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching is awarded

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Seniors Host Local Meetings, Health Care Tele-Town Hall Meeting wit

Mon, Jun 7, 2010 - 05:49 PM

Posted by Eric Saporito

Senior Obama Administration Officials to Attend Local Meetings WASHINGTON—On Tuesday morning, senior citizens across the country will gather at a series of local meetings to participate via phone in a national tele-town hall meeting on the Affordable Care Act with President Barack Obama. Additionally, more than a dozen senior Obama

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Press Briefing by Press Secretary Robert Gibbs and National Incident Commander Admiral Thad Allen

Mon, Jun 7, 2010 - 05:47 PM

Posted by Eric Saporito

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 10:10 A.M. EDT MR. GIBBS: Good morning, everyone. We are joined this morning by -- with Thad Allen, our national incident commander dealing with the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. He is also here for a meeting with Cabinet agencies that are

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Remarks by the President After Meeting with Cabinet Members to Discuss the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spi

Mon, Jun 7, 2010 - 05:46 PM

Posted by Eric Saporito

12:08 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Well, I just completed a meeting with the Cabinet that is directly in charge of dealing with the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.  From the beginning, we activated 15 agencies for what is now the largest national response ever to an environmental disaster.  And what we

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