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By Caitlin Sinett and Heather van Blokland 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.
By Meghan Pryce, Amber Dawson and Leah Harding 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.
By Sarah Daly 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.
By Leah Harding 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.
By Leanna Scachetti 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.
By Shane Chernoff 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.
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.”