President Obama

Conn. delegation takes long view on gun control
11:13 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Obama highlights grieving Newtown families in State of the Union address

President Barack Obama delivers the State of Union address before a joint session of Congress in the House chamber Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Washington, as Vice President Joe Biden, and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, listen.
Credit AP Photo/Larry Downing, Pool

In his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, President Obama once again highlighted the grieving families in Newtown, Connecticut.

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Senator calls for limits on NSA
11:05 am
Mon January 13, 2014

Blumenthal hopeful President Obama will announce changes to NSA

FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks during an end-of-the year news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington. The president is hosting a series of meetings this week with lawmakers, privacy advocates and intelligence officials as he nears a final decision on changes to the government's controversial surveillance programs.
Credit AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File

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.

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Affordable Care Act implementation
9:40 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Conn. insurance commissioner meets with Obama, still undecided about existing policy extension

President Barack Obama speaks about his signature health care law, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. Bowing to pressure, President Obama intends to permit continued sale of individual insurance plans that have been canceled because they failed to meet coverage standards under the health care law.
Credit AP Photo/Charles Dharapak

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.

Leonardi was one of several state commissioners from around the country who met with the President in the Oval Office on Wednesday. 

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Politics
10:08 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Republicans question Obama's motives for NY bus tour

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.


Superstorm Sandy Recovery
11:27 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Sandy task force recomends beefing up electric grids, suggests federal tax dollars won't pay for it

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.

Host: WSHU Morning Edition's Tom Kuser

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