President Obama http://kplu.org en Obama To Slide Victims, Responders: 'We'll Be Here As Long As It Takes' http://kplu.org/post/obama-slide-victims-responders-well-be-here-long-it-takes <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/146034135&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"><span style="font-size: 15.454545021057129px;">President Barack Obama</span><span style="font-size: 15.454545021057129px;">&nbsp;surveyed the damage from the March 22 disaster by helicopter as he traveled Tuesday to </span><span style="font-size: 15.454545021057129px;">meet with those affected by the mudslide.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">Obama met privately with victims and family members before addressing a&nbsp;group of emergency responders at the Oso firehouse.&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 14.40143871307373px; font-size: 14.399999618530273px;">The firehouse was decorated with posters thanking emergency responders and proclaiming “Oso&nbsp;strong.” Obama vowed the country will stand “strong right alongside you.”</span></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;">"<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14.399999618530273px; line-height: 1.5;">There are still families who are searching for loved ones.&nbsp; There are families who have lost everything, and it’s going to be a difficult road ahead for them.&nbsp; And that’s why I wanted to come here — just to let you know that the country is thinking about all of you and have been throughout this tragedy," said the president. "</span><span style="font-size: 15.454545021057129px;">We're very, very proud of you. Michelle and I grieve with you."</span></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.454545021057129px; line-height: 15px;"> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:24:45 +0000 Kyle Stokes & Austin Jenkins 16210 at http://kplu.org Obama To Slide Victims, Responders: 'We'll Be Here As Long As It Takes' 4 Things To Expect In Obama's State Of The Union Address http://kplu.org/post/4-things-expect-obamas-state-union-address President Obama's <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/01/21/inaugural-address-president-barack-obama" target="_blank">second inaugural</a> address was widely perceived as a throwing down of the gauntlet in how it framed his progressive faith in government and challenged his Republican political opponents in any number of ways.<p>Given that, expect to see more glove-throwing Tuesday as the president delivers the first State of the Union speech of his second term.<p>With no more presidential elections to face, Obama seems to be taking advantage of that newfound freedom to sp Tue, 12 Feb 2013 17:50:34 +0000 Frank James 7774 at http://kplu.org 4 Things To Expect In Obama's State Of The Union Address As It Happened: Obama Asks Americans To Carry 'Light Of Freedom' http://kplu.org/post/live-blog-obama-asks-americans-carry-light-freedom <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFOoqX8kJTs</p> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 17:33:05 +0000 Mark Memmott 7598 at http://kplu.org As It Happened: Obama Asks Americans To Carry 'Light Of Freedom' Inauguration Mashup: The speech in 11 easy steps http://kplu.org/post/inauguration-mashup-speech-11-easy-steps <p><em>May the eagles of democracy soar above the covenant that binds our great nation in an era of new beginning ... or something.</em></p><p>Have you ever watched an inaugural address and wondered: How DO those guys (because they're always guys) do it? Well, we've prepared this handy guide so you, too, can give a speech like the chief executive.</p><p><iframe frameborder="0" height="248" scrolling="no" src="http://www.npr.org/templates/event/embeddedVideo.php?storyId=169666270" width="440"></iframe></p><p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 19:25:42 +0000 Adam Cole & Claire O'Neill 7587 at http://kplu.org Inauguration Mashup: The speech in 11 easy steps President Obama is 'Time' Magazine's 'Person Of The Year' http://kplu.org/post/president-obama-time-magazines-person-year Writing that "after four of the most challenging years in the nation's history, his chance to leave office as a great president who was able to face crises and build a new majority coalition remains within reach," <a href="http://poy.time.com/2012/12/19/person-of-the-year-barack-obama/" target="_blank"><em>Time</em> magazine has named President Obama its "person of the year."</a><p>The others on Time's "short list" were:<p>-- <a href="http://poy.time.com/2012/12/19/runner-up-malala-yousafzai-the-fighter/" target="_blank">Malala Yousafzai</a>, the Pakistani teenager who was <a href="http://www. Wed, 19 Dec 2012 15:08:21 +0000 Mark Memmott 7412 at http://kplu.org President Obama is 'Time' Magazine's 'Person Of The Year' The not-so-great communicator: Is Obama overrated as a speaker? http://kplu.org/post/not-so-great-communicator-obama-overrated-speaker For a man who was elected president partly on his ability to give a great speech, Barack Obama has been at times a surprisingly poor communicator in office and on the campaign trail.<p>That may have been most evident earlier this month during the first presidential debate. Mon, 15 Oct 2012 19:32:30 +0000 Alan Greenblatt 6721 at http://kplu.org The not-so-great communicator: Is Obama overrated as a speaker? Obama orders federal money for July storm in NE Washington http://kplu.org/post/obama-orders-federal-money-july-storm-ne-washington <p>President Barack Obama has ordered federal aid to help state and local efforts recover from a severe storm in July that pounded parts of northeast Washington state.</p><p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 02:13:27 +0000 The Associated Press 6478 at http://kplu.org White House releases two of Obama's favorite beer recipes http://kplu.org/post/white-house-releases-two-obamas-favorite-beer-recipes <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dygQrX8FI3Q</p> Sun, 02 Sep 2012 00:10:31 +0000 6172 at http://kplu.org White House releases two of Obama's favorite beer recipes Feds: Federal Way man who threatened Obama had arsenal http://kplu.org/post/feds-federal-way-man-who-threatened-obama-had-arsenal <p>According to court papers, a Washington state man accused of threatening to kill President Barack Obama raised a pump-action shotgun at officers who came to his door, but one managed to grab the barrel before any shots were fired.</p><p>A Secret Service agent and Federal Way police officer went to 31-year-old Anton Caluori's apartment on Tuesday afternoon, after the FBI received a profanity-laced email threatening to kill the President.</p><p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 23:55:16 +0000 The Associated Press 6074 at http://kplu.org President Obama's tour bus rolls with White House home brew http://kplu.org/post/president-obamas-tour-bus-rolls-white-house-home-brew It seemed normal enough when President Obama chatted with a coffee shop patron about beer in Iowa Tuesday. The president has shown he's a fan of beer — and it's the most politically expedient, "everyman" beverage a candidate can drink. Wed, 15 Aug 2012 22:08:49 +0000 Bill Chappell 5985 at http://kplu.org President Obama's tour bus rolls with White House home brew Obama supporters cheer his stance on same-sex marriage during Seattle visit http://kplu.org/post/obama-supporters-cheer-his-stance-same-sex-marriage-during-seattle-visit <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 19px; line-height: 38px; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.917969); ">President Barack Obama was in Seattle yesterday on a fundraising swing. It was his first trip since the big announcement Wednesday that he now supports the right of same-sex couples to marry, a stance that was celebrated by supporters both inside and outside his speech at the Paramount theater downtown.</span></p> Fri, 11 May 2012 15:54:14 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 5003 at http://kplu.org Obama supporters cheer his stance on same-sex marriage during Seattle visit President Obama: Same-Sex Couples Should Be Able To Wed http://kplu.org/post/president-obama-gay-marriage-should-be-legal In an interview with ABC News, President Obama declared his support for gay marriage. Wed, 09 May 2012 19:06:27 +0000 4968 at http://kplu.org President Obama: Same-Sex Couples Should Be Able To Wed President Obama takes Boeing tour in Everett http://kplu.org/post/president-obama-takes-boeing-tour-everett <p>Speaking in Everett in the massive building where Boeing 787&#39;s are assembled,&nbsp; President Barack Obama praised the aerospace company for succeeding at keeping jobs in the United States. Sat, 18 Feb 2012 02:00:38 +0000 Paula Wissel 4199 at http://kplu.org President Obama takes Boeing tour in Everett Obama, At Crossroads, Takes Different Route Than Clinton Chose In '96 http://kplu.org/post/obama-crossroads-takes-different-route-clinton As the president delivered the final State of the Union address of his term before a looming re-election battle, he looked out at a sea of angry and skeptical Republicans who had fought him on budgets, government shutdowns, and whether or not to raise the nation's debt ceiling.<p>And what did President Bill Clinton do in 1996?<p>He delivered his "the era of big government is over" speech, which <em>The Washington Post</em> summed up this way: "Clinton Embraced GOP Themes in Setting Agenda."<p>President Obama may be buffeted by nearly identical issues — including the specter of pugnacious Clint Wed, 25 Jan 2012 17:51:14 +0000 Liz Halloran 3914 at http://kplu.org Obama, At Crossroads, Takes Different Route Than Clinton Chose In '96 Agriculture Secretary promotes jobs plan in NW http://kplu.org/post/agriculture-secretary-promotes-jobs-plan-nw <p>PORTLAND &ndash; Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was in Portland Tuesday to promote President Obama&#39;s American Jobs Act.</p><p>The bill aims to spur job growth by cutting payroll taxes for employers and investing in school and transportation infrastructure.</p><p>&quot;All of these steps have been proposed in the past by Republicans and Democrats, so there is no reason why we can&#39;t get bipartisan support for these programs,&quot; Vilsack said.</p> Wed, 28 Sep 2011 17:58:43 +0000 Northwest News Network 2752 at http://kplu.org