Thursday, February 14, 2013
In his 2013 State of the Union Address Tuesday, President Barack Obama touched on immigration policy, gun control and the economy, among other national issues. In terms of infrastructure, he proposed a "Fix it First" plan that may affect Chesterfield.
President Barack Obama proposed Tuesday night what he called a "Fix It First" program to address the nation's crumbling infrastructure—like roads and bridges—in an effort to improve citizens' quality of life and bring jobs to the United States. "I propose a 'Fix-It-First' program to put people to work as soon as possible on our most urgent repairs, like the nearly 70,000 structurally deficient bridges across the country," he said during the State of the Union Address. "And to make sure taxpayers don’t shoulder the whole burden, I’m also proposing a Partnership to Rebuild America that attracts private capital to upgrade what our businesses need most—modern ports to move goods; modern pipelines to withstand a storm; modern schools worthy of …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The president issued 23 executive actions and is urging Americans to pressure Congress to pass universal background checks on gun sales, ban military-style assault rifles and limit ammunition magazines. Share your thoughts here.
University City Mayor Shelley Welsch joined the ranks of several U.S. mayors Wednesday when she voiced support for President Barack Obama's gun control plan in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, CT. The president issued 23 executive actions and is urging Americans to put pressure on Congress to pass his proposed changes, including universal background checks on gun sales, a ban military-style assault rifles and limited ammunition magazines. Welsch, a member of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns coalition, issued a statement through the organization shortly after Obama spoke. "There are 33 Americans murdered with guns every day, and there's something we can do to stop the bloodshed. So why in the world would we …
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
"Why do people hate you?"
A fourth-grader asked U.S. President Barack Obama a tough question in a public question-and-answer session during a New Orleans rally—"why do people hate you?" The president raises his eyebrows, then gets time to think by asking the boy's age, getting up a round of applause, and hugging him. He gave his name as Terence Scott. Listen to the answer the president gives in this short video clip here. Click on the arrow. Happy July 4th!
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
The State of the Union is going interactive, with an online-only "enhanced broadcast" of President Obama's remarks.
Do you watch the State of the Union? Millions of Americans do, although ratings for President Obama's 2011 address were down over the previous year. I confess that I mostly do not watch the SOTU, and it makes no difference whether the commander-in-chief is one for whom I voted. The SOTU is usually longer than it needs to be, and the constant ovations--with concurrent non-ovations by those who don't support the president--drive me to distraction. Still, I know it's important to hear what the President has to say about how he and the country are doing, so I don't avoid the SOTU altogether. How I usually "watch" Please don't judge me too harshly, but my approach is as follows: How I might try watching Even as I write this, I am not …
Friday, September 30, 2011
The president and Cardinals fans will jockey for space on the roads Tuesday about the same time of day—late afternoon and evening.
Drivers should expect traffic delays to and from downtown St. Louis Tuesday with the Cardinals Division Series playoff Game 3 against Philadelphia taking place at the same time U.S. President Barack Obama visits St. Louis for a private campaign fundraiser. The Cards play the Phillies at 4:07 p.m. in St. Louis at Busch Stadium Tuesday. The series is 1-1 for best of five games. Obama is scheduled to attend a fundraiser at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown St. Louis from 5 to 8 p.m. Because of security concerns, there is no word on the president's exact arrival or departure to and from the event, but it is likely during the hours of the baseball game. Use Metrolink when possible. KMOV reports that several streets downtown will be closed late …