President Obama http://wshu.org en Obama highlights grieving Newtown families in State of the Union address http://wshu.org/post/obama-highlights-grieving-newtown-families-state-union-address <p></p><p>In his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, President Obama once again highlighted the grieving families in Newtown, Connecticut.</p><p></p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 16:13:31 +0000 Matt Laslo 11995 at http://wshu.org Obama highlights grieving Newtown families in State of the Union address Blumenthal hopeful President Obama will announce changes to NSA http://wshu.org/post/blumenthal-hopeful-president-obama-will-announce-changes-nsa <p>U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal is optimistic President Obama is looking at ways to reign in the National Security Agency's secret surveillance programs. The Connecticut Democrat was one several senators who met with the president at the White House last week.</p><p></p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 16:05:48 +0000 Matt Laslo 11227 at http://wshu.org Blumenthal hopeful President Obama will announce changes to NSA Conn. insurance commissioner meets with Obama, still undecided about existing policy extension http://wshu.org/post/conn-insurance-commissioner-meets-obama-still-undecided-about-existing-policy-extension <p>Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Thomas Leonardi says President Obama is not trying to force state commissioners to follow his suggestion that they allow insurers to extend existing plans that don't comply with the Affordable Care Act.</p><p>Leonardi was one of several state commissioners from around the country who met with the President in the Oval Office on Wednesday.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 14:40:46 +0000 Dan Katz 8723 at http://wshu.org Conn. insurance commissioner meets with Obama, still undecided about existing policy extension Republicans question Obama's motives for NY bus tour http://wshu.org/post/republicans-question-obamas-motives-ny-bus-tour <p>Top New York and national Republican leaders are criticizing President Obama and questioning his motives for his planned bus tour of upstate New York. The President plans to discuss access to higher education during a tour that begins on Thursday.</p><p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 14:08:48 +0000 Karen DeWitt 3973 at http://wshu.org Sandy task force recomends beefing up electric grids, suggests federal tax dollars won't pay for it http://wshu.org/post/sandy-task-force-recomends-beefing-electric-grids-suggests-federal-tax-dollars-wont-pay-it <p></p><p></p><p>A report from the presidential task force strategizing ways to rebuild following Superstorm Sandy says communities should plan rebuilding for the coming climate change that includes more flooding and more storms.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 15:27:55 +0000 Charles Lane 3858 at http://wshu.org Sandy task force recomends beefing up electric grids, suggests federal tax dollars won't pay for it