obama http://kplu.org en Mayor McGinn calls on Congress to support Obama's jobs plan http://kplu.org/post/mayor-mcginn-calls-congress-support-obamas-jobs-plan <p>Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn wants Congress to put aside partisanship and pass President Obama&#39;s $450 billion American Jobs Act.</p><p>If passed, it could mean big bucks for the state of Washington; The federal government could fund up to $1.8 billion worth of public works projects that it says, would create jobs and improve infrastructure.</p><p> Fri, 16 Sep 2011 23:45:24 +0000 Vanessa Romo 2656 at http://kplu.org Mayor McGinn calls on Congress to support Obama's jobs plan Obama nominates Locke as ambassador to China http://kplu.org/post/obama-nominates-locke-ambassador-china <p>&nbsp;WASHINGTON (AP) &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; President Barack Obama has nominated Commerce Secretary Gary Locke to be the next U.S. ambassador to China. At a <a href="http://www.c-span.org/Events/Pres-Obama-Nominates-Commerce-Sec-Gary-Locke-as-New-Ambassador-to-China/10737420110/">White House appearance Wednesday (Video)</a>, Obama credited Locke for expanding exports to China and said he has earned the trust of business leaders.</p> Wed, 09 Mar 2011 18:11:55 +0000 The Associated Press 958 at http://kplu.org Obama nominates Locke as ambassador to China He Even Brought Doughnuts: Obama Campaigns in Seattle http://kplu.org/post/he-even-brought-doughnuts-obama-campaigns-seattle <p>When you&#39;re involved in political campaigns, doughnuts and cupcakes are often close at hand.&nbsp; President Obama made sure both were available during his Seattle stopover to support <a href="http://www.pattymurray.com/home">Senator Patty Murray&#39;s campaign</a>.&nbsp; On his way to a Seattle couple&#39;s home for a backyard &#39;event&#39; the President made a surprise stop at <a href="http://www.toppotdoughnuts.com/">Top Pot Doughnut&#39;s 5th Avenue store</a>, and brought two boxes to his hosts, Cynnie and Erik Foss.&nbsp; When you&#39;re a guest you bring a little something. Thu, 21 Oct 2010 20:13:37 +0000 Gary Davis 52 at http://kplu.org He Even Brought Doughnuts: Obama Campaigns in Seattle