Posts Tagged ‘President Obama’

State of the Union and You

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

Posted by on the White House Blog by Dan Pfeiffer on January 21, 2011 at 12:29 PM EST

On Tuesday, January 25, at 9 p.m. EST, President Obama will deliver the State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol.  We have been working on a number of ways citizens can get involved in the State of the Union and ask their questions of President Obama and senior Administration officials.


The DREAM Act Could Go Before Congress Today

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

By Sandy Close Executive
Director New America Media

Over 60 million adults access ethnic media. Their voices should be heard by lawmakers considering this important piece of immigration legislation. Let your voices ring out.

10 Reasons America Needs the The DREAM Act

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

Posted by Stephanie Valencia on December 03, 2010 at 03:13 PM EST
Stephanie Valencia is an Associate Director of the Office of Public Engagement

In the coming days, Congress will vote on the DREAM Act – a common-sense piece of legislation drafted by both Republicans and Democrats that will give young people who grew up in the United States a chance to contribute to our nation by pursuing a higher education or serving in the U.S. armed forces. It’s limited, targeted legislation that will allow only the best and brightest to earn their legal status, and applies to those brought to the United States as minors through no fault of their own by their parents, and who know no other home.

Here are 10 reasons we need the DREAM Act:


President Barak Obama & the WORD

Friday, September 24th, 2010

From The White House Office of Media Affairs:

On Monday, September 27, President Barack Obama will host an on-the-record conference call with college and university student-journalists to discuss the steps his Administration has taken to address the concerns and issues important to young Americans. The call is scheduled to take place at 12:00 PM Eastern.

Hunter’s Long Distance Learning ICIT, primarily because of former WORD Senior Editor Jonathan Mena, will be setting up a multimedia room for the WORD and other student journalists to participate in the conference call.

General Stanley McChrystal: Why? Why? Why? – Part 2

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

If this writer had been thinking clearly, he would have known that there would have to be a Part 2. And maybe even a 3. Braggadocio definitely on center stage but there is more. Tomorrow, Sunday, CNN’s Reliable Sources, will feature some  pundits talking about the McChrystal affair. I can’ wait to see it.

However, I still like what I wrote in Part 1, that the General’s mooning of the Obama administration was contempt expressed in act of desperation. Regardless of what others have, might or will say. And I especially like this excerpt from Frank Rich of the New York Times:

There were few laughs in the 36 hours of tumult, but Jon Stewart captured them with a montage of cable-news talking heads expressing repeated shock that an interloper from a rock ’n’ roll magazine could gain access to the war command and induce it to speak with self-immolating candor. Politico theorized that Hastings had pulled off his impertinent coup because he was a freelance journalist rather than a beat reporter, and so could risk “burning bridges by publishing many of McChrystal’s remarks.”

That sentence was edited out of the article — in a routine updating, said Politico — after the blogger Andrew Sullivan highlighted it as a devastating indictment of a Washington media elite too cozy with and protective of its sources to report the unvarnished news.

Love it.

Full Rich Op Ed – The 36 Hours That Shook Washingtonhere.

President Obama Is the Real Target of Health Care Protesters, Not Policy

Monday, August 17th, 2009

Love that headline of Mike Lupica’s New York Daily News column today, August 17. Such sentiment should have been echoed in the TV news broadcasts purporting to report on the town hall meetings when and where rabid vocalizers seemed more interested in trash talking than health care changes.