President Barack Obama

BORDER RIGHTS GROUP SUPPORTS OBAMA FUNDING FOR BODY CAMERAS, ASKS THAT BORDER PATROL BE INCLUDED

 

 

East County News Service

December 2, 2014 (San Diego) – President Barack Obama has announced a proposal to spend $75 million on equipping police officers with body cameras.

The Southern Border Communities Coalition (SBCC) issued a statement welcoming the proposal as a “positive step toward accountability” but called on the President to also include Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the nation's largest law enforcement agency.

LOCAL REACTIONS TO OBAMA ORDERING 1500 TROOPS TO MIDDLE EAST

 

By Miriam Raftery

November 18, 2014 (San Diego’s East County)—Last week, President Barack Obama announced that he is sending an additional 1,500 U.S. troops to Iraq to train and advise Iraqi and Kurdish forces in the region, doubling the current number of troops deployed there. The President will also ask Congress for an addition $5.6 billion to help fight the terrorist group ISIL (also known as ISIS), or the Islamic State.

PRESIDENT SET TO ANNOUNCE IMMIGRATION REFORMS

 

By Leon Thompson

November 18, 2014 (Washington D.C.)--President Obama is expected to announce Executive Action to ease Immigration restrictions. The President could unveil as soon as Friday his planned, unilateral overhaul of the nation’s immigration system. Details of the proposed measures remain under wraps, but senior administration officials have said Obama is prepared to “go big,” multiple news agencies report.

OBAMA ISSUES ORDER TO IMPROVE CREDIT & DEBIT CARD SECURITY

 

October 24, 2014 (Washington D.C.)  - President Barack Obama has issue a White House initiative introducing PIN technology to make credit transactions more secure, providing greater security for both business owners and consumers.

WHITE HOUSE INTRUDER CASE RAISES SECURITY QUESTIONS

 

By Miriam Raftery

September 22, 2014 (Washington D.C.) – How could a man with a history of threats and a prior arrest involving a stash of weapons manage to leap over the White House fence and burst inside the White House, home of President Barack Obama and his family?

OBAMA PLEDGES ACTION AGAINST ISIS

 

September 10, 2014 (Washington D.C.)--President Barack Obama will address the nation tonight to lay out his plan for action against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, also known as ISIL.

BILL IN CONGRESS WOULD LET FEDERAL DISASTER FUNDS BE USED TO FIGHT CATASTROPHIC WILDFIRES

 

By Miriam Raftery

June 21, 2014 (Washington D.C.) – The U.S. Forest Service warns that this year could bring a catastrophic fire season in the Southwest with estimated that firefighting costs of $1.8 billion this year for the Interior Department overall – that’s nearly triple the amount of money available to fight fires.

PRESIDENT SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER LIMITING STUDENT LOAN DEBT

 

By Miriam Raftery

June 11, 2014 (Washington D.C.)-- Students graduating from college today face an increasing burden of debt. The average undergraduate student must borrow $30,000 and for graduate students, the burden is many times worse. The high cost of tuition, even at public colleges and universities, has made college unaffordable for many students.

SUCCESS IN SCHOOL AND CAREER: COMMON CORE STANDARDS IN LANGUAGE ARTS K - 5, BY ANDREA M. NELSON-ROYES, EdD

 

 

 

Book Review by Dennis Moore

Every Child in America deserves a world-class education. Today, more than ever, a world-class education is a prerequisite for success. America was once the best-educated nation in the world. A generation ago, we led all nations in college completion, but today, ten countries have passed us. The issue is not that their students are smarter than ours. It is that these countries are being smarter about how to educate their students. And the countries that out-educate us today will out-compete us tomorrow.

We must do better. Together we must achieve a new goal, that by 2020, the United States will once again lead the world in college completion. We must raise the expectations for our students, our schools, and ourselves – this must be a national priority. We must ensure that every student graduate from high school well prepared for college and a career. -- President Barack Obama (2010), 44th President of the United States

“A Blueprint for Reform: The Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act”

DEMOCRATIC BASE PROTESTS PRESIDENT OBAMA IN LA JOLLA OVER TRADE AGREEMENTS & KEYSTONE PIPELINE

 

Labor & Community Groups Rally Against the Pending Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

May 8, 2014 (San Diego)-- Labor and community groups lined the streets outside a fundraiser featuring President Barack Obama today to protest the pending Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Free Trade Agreement, a pact they say threatens to ship California jobs overseas.  The Democratic fundraiser was held at the home of Irwin Jacobs, founder of Qualcomm, a high-tech company that already does much of its production overseas and has been lobbying for the TPP.

STORM THE HILL: VETERANS CALL FOR ACTION TO STOP SUICIDES

 

By Miriam Raftery

April 16, 2014 (Washington D.C.) –Veterans from across America converged on Capitol Hill on March 31, meeting with members of Congress and the administration. They sought help to prevent suicides among returning veterans.

HOW WERE STIMULUS FUNDS SPENT IN SAN DIEGO AND EAST COUNTY?

 

By Miriam Raftery

March 24, 2014 (San Diego’s East County) -- The $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Barack Obama in February 2009.

RESEARCHERS FOCUS ON MEN OF COLOR AT SAN DIEGO COLLEGES

 

March 14, 2014 (San Diego)-- In the wake of President Barack Obama’s declaration of the challenge of helping young men of color  succeed as a “moral issue for the country,” Cuyamaca College recently held a workshop led by two San Diego State University professors  highlighting the issue’s relevance to community colleges.

PRESIDENT PLEDGES TO MAKE JOBS, SMALL BUSINESSES PRIORITIES IN 2010; VOWS INVESTMENT IN “SKILLS AND EDUCATION OF OUR PEOPLE"

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