Tag Archives: barack obama

In The News: Obama’s Approval Record, Jolly Defeats Sink, Last Grandy’s in Florida to Close, Pre-K Program Helps Students Prepare

By on March 12th, 2014 | Last updated: March 12, 2014 at 10:40 am

Poll: Obama approval at record low– President Obama’s approval rate is at an all-time low at 41 percent, according to a poll from the Wall Street Journal and NBC News. Disapproval is at 54 percent, which could hinder those who […]

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In The News: Obama Urges Support, Snow in Florida, US Rep. Resigns After Arrest, Rick Scott Asks for Tax Cut

By on January 29th, 2014 | Last updated: January 29, 2014 at 10:58 am

Obama calls for action, with or without Congress – President Barack Obama urged for support in speeding up economic growth and strengthening the American working class in 2014 during his State of the Union address Tuesday. CNN.com Winter storm watch in effect […]

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UF Law School Officials Wary Of Two-Year Law Degree

By on September 10th, 2013 | Last updated: September 11, 2013 at 9:00 am

President Barack Obama recently called for less law school in an effort to reduce the cost of higher learning. Levin College of Law officials are less than enthused. Some of their students feel differently.

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In The News: Execution Postponed, Syrian Chemical Proposal, Gainesville Budget Increase, License-Free Fishing, Stolen School Buses

By on September 10th, 2013 | Last updated: September 10, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Execution rescheduled to accommodate Pam Bondi fundraiser – Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has persuaded Gov. Rick Scott to postpone the execution of Marshall Lee Gore, scheduled for today, because it conflicted with her “hometown campaign kickoff” fundraiser at her […]

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In the News: Suwannee School Bus Hit; Gun Law Deadline January; NRA Pledges Prevention; Bradford Man Arrested After Threats to Children

By on December 19th, 2012 | Last updated: January 18, 2013 at 10:50 am

Suwannee school bus crash shakes up 48 students, driver who hit bus in serious condition – Four dozen students were sent to the hospital as a precaution after a Suwannee County school bus was struck from behind Wednesday morning. Gainesville […]

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Jobless rate drops to 8.5 percent, lowest in four years

By on November 16th, 2012 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 2:02 pm

Florida labor officials say the state’s unemployment dropped to its lowest mark in nearly four years in October with 8.5 percent of the workforce still hunting for jobs. Although the figure is an improvement from September’s 8.7 percent unemployment in […]

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In the News: Susan Rice, Florida restaurant surcharge, Jill Kelley, BP charged

By on November 15th, 2012 | Last updated: November 15, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Obama defends Susan Rice against GOP attacks – Barack Obama defended United Nations envoy Susan Rice after the Republican Party had made remarks that he should not choose her as his Secretary of State to replace Hillary Rodham Clinton. USA […]

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In the News: teenager sentencing, Trump petition, Jill Kelley, fiscal cliff, West recount request

By on November 14th, 2012 | Last updated: November 14, 2012 at 9:41 am

Matthew Scheidt to be sentenced, faces 20 years in prison – Eighteen-year-old Matthew Scheidt faces 20 years in prison after faking his way to treat patients at Osceola Regional Medical Center. Central Florida News Macy’s Dump Trump Petition Has 350,000 […]

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Media coverage reaches new level on Election Night 2012

By on November 7th, 2012 | Last updated: December 10, 2013 at 2:06 pm

The media frenzy during Election Night could be seen and heard throughout the country thanks to social media sites and around-the-clock election coverage on TV. The result: praise for television networks and 20 million tweets about Election Day 2012, making it the most-tweeted event in U.S. political history.

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Young voters are wildcard in 2012 election, particularly in Florida

By on November 5th, 2012 | Last updated: September 17, 2013 at 2:02 am

Voters between the ages of 18 to 24 have been voting more in recent presidential elections, with an approximate 10 percent increase between 1996 and 2008. The statistic would be impressive if this same age group did not still possess the lowest voter turnout rate.

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