Tag Archives: President Barack Obama

Explaining the fiscal cliff; a Q and A with Director of University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research Chris McCarty

By on November 29th, 2012 | Last updated: November 29, 2012 at 5:09 pm

A White House report said President Obama is committed to working with Congress to reduce the deficit, but what should Floridians expect with the so-called fiscal cliff. Director of the University of Florida Bureau of Economic and Business Research Chris McCarty explains the effects of the phenomenon dominating headlines.

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In the News: marijuana initiative, Senate majority, concession speech, Florida results, Obama win

By on November 7th, 2012 | Last updated: November 7, 2012 at 9:39 am

Colorado, Washington legalize recreational marijuana use – Voters in Washington and Colorado passed ballot initiatives Tuesday for marijuana use. The initiative has been named the biggest victory for the marijuana legalization movement. CNN Dems keep Senate, leaders urge working toward [...]

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Election Recap: Obama wins; Yoho, Nugent to DC; Nelson, Brown retain seats

By on November 7th, 2012 | Last updated: November 8, 2012 at 11:59 am

In Tuesday night’s election, President Barack Obama was said to have won re-election. Florida is the only state that has not been called, but politicians from the state like Bill Nelson and Corrine Brown have been named the winners of their respective races.

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Joe Biden visits Ocala ahead of Election Day 2012

By , and on November 1st, 2012 | Last updated: December 17, 2012 at 4:50 pm

A recap of WUFT’s social media coverage of Biden’s speech follows. http://storify.com/wuftnews/joe-biden-visits-ocala-a-week-before-election-day#publicize

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Presidential town hall debate to test both candidates

By on October 16th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 4:31 pm

The second presidential debate is expected to be an even matchup, according to UF professor Ronald Carpenter.

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In the News: Zimmerman wants delay in trial, Roach-eating contest death, Florida voter registration ends Tuesday, Obama and Romney tied in polls, Social Security benefits increase, Sandusky sentenced, America’s greenest city

By on October 9th, 2012 | Last updated: October 17, 2012 at 9:46 am

George Zimmerman to ask for delay in trial– Zimmerman requested a delay in his trial for the murder of Trayvon Martin and asked for the release of Martin’s school records and social media accounts. The Florida Times-Union Man collapses, dies [...]

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New poll shows presidential race looking more positive for Romney in Florida

By on May 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:10 am

Things may be looking better for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney among Florida voters.  A new poll from the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute shows him pulling ahead of President Obama.  Assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute Peter Brown says [...]

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Trade talks expected during President Obama’s trip to Columbia

By on April 13th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:01 pm

President Barack Obama is travelling to Colombia today to attend the Summit of the Americas. Trade is expected to come up as a major topic of discussion. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Stephanie Brown spoke with UF Center for Latin American Studies [...]

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