Tag Archives: President Barack Obama

What North Floridians Need To Know About The Debt Ceiling

By and on October 10th, 2013 | Last updated: October 11, 2013 at 10:50 am

An economics professor at the University of Florida explains what the debt ceiling is and how it is affecting North Florida.

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North Floridians React to Obama’s Speech on Syria

By , and on September 11th, 2013 | Last updated: September 11, 2013 at 9:17 am

President Barack Obama delivered a speech Tuesday that urged America to involve itself in the Syrian conflict and take a stand against the use of chemical weapons. Some locals were supportive of Obama, but others still weren’t convinced.

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In the News: Reitz Union renovation, child abuse victim, Rubio immigration talk, ricin-letter suspect

By on May 1st, 2013 | Last updated: May 1, 2013 at 11:03 am

J. Wayne Reitz Union renovation plan deemed futile – UF officials and the Student Government expected to bond $33 million from the university’s Capital Improvement Trust Fund for the renovation of the Reitz Union and the transformation of Newell Hall [...]

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In the News: Boston victims’ expensive recovery, EPA disapproves pipeline document, Shands wins LIVESTRONG grant, Gov. Scott signs education bill

By on April 23rd, 2013 | Last updated: April 23, 2013 at 10:57 am

Price of Recovery May Place Another Burden on Boston Victims – NYTimes.com – Boston Marathon survivors may face steep medical costs, even with health insurance. Experts say it’s hard to estimate the cost, after including trauma care, prosthetics and potential [...]

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Ricin-laced letters sent to Obama, U.S. Senator

By on April 17th, 2013 | Last updated: October 21, 2013 at 3:58 pm

A ricin-laced letter addressed to President Barack Obama was intercepted Wednesday, after a letter packed with the same toxin was sent to Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., late Tuesday.

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Obama advocates for LGBT community

By on January 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: February 5, 2013 at 3:31 pm

President Barack Obama advocated the LGBT community at his inauguration speech Monday. This was the first time a president has mentioned gay rights in an inaugural address.

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Honoring King’s legacy, two lauded at downtown event

By on January 21st, 2013 | Last updated: December 13, 2013 at 9:25 am

On what would have been Martin Luther King’s 84th birthday, people around the nation are celebrating his life, as well as the second inauguration of President Barack Obama. The Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Florida hosted a variety of events today to mark the occasion at the memorial gardens bearing his name in downtown Gainesville.

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Obama sworn in on MLK Day

By on January 21st, 2013 | Last updated: December 10, 2013 at 2:06 pm

President Barack Obama’s second inauguration took place on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. University of Florida history professor Paul Ortiz reflects on the similarities between two men.

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In the News: Swartz’ suicide, Jodie Foster, Archer shooting victims, Fla. Amber Alert, Obama news conference

By on January 14th, 2013 | Last updated: January 14, 2013 at 1:22 pm

Internet prodigy, activist Aaron Swartz commits suicide – Aaron Swartz, an Internet savant who at a young age shaped the online era by co-developing RSS and Reddit and later became a digital activist, has committed suicide. CNN Golden Globes 2013: [...]

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House Backs Off Boehner’s ‘Plan B’

By Greg Henderson and Dana Farrington on December 20th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 11:17 pm

House Speaker John Boehner said the bill, which would have raised taxes on income above $1 million a year, did not have enough support to pass Thursday. In a statement, he said, “now it is up to the president to work with Senator Reid on legislation to avert the fiscal cliff.”

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