Monday, February 11, 2013
President Obama is scheduled to deliver the annual State of the Union address tonight.
Monday, February 11
President Obama will deliver his fourth State of the Union address tonight. The address begins at 8 p.m. (central time) and will be televised on most major networks. You can tune in at home, or visit a local watch party. Barack Obama's Organizing for Action has a list of parties being held tonight throughout the Chicago suburbs. President Obama is expected to focus on jobs and the economy during his State of the Union Address, according to a PBS report.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Do you believe Obama's gun control proposals will help prevent school shootings?
Another school shooting took place in Atlanta Thursday, the Huffington Post reports. A student opened fire at Price Middle School, shooting a 14-year-old in the neck before being stopped by an armed officer at the school. The wounded boy was taken to a nearby hospital and later discharged, the website reports. The school does have metal detectors, and it’s unclear how the weapon got inside, Fox Atlanta reports. This incident is the latest school shooting in recent months. Most notably, 26 people, mostly elementary school children, were gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. in December. The Newtown shooting sparked a nationwide debate over gun control. President Obama made several proposals regarding the topic in …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
President Barack Obama was reelected this week.
President Barack Obama won a second term this week, winning by a wide margin in the electoral colllege and winning more than 50 percent of the popular vote. The 2012 election was unique for many reasons. It was the first presidential election since the Citizens United Supreme Court ruling. The ruling allowed unlimited donations to flow to so-called super PACs. Slate reported that the super PACs spent a total of $1 billion on the campaign. Obama was reelected despite a relatively high unemployment rate of 7.9 percent. Business Week noted that not since FDR has a president been reelected with such a high unemployment rate. The result was not a surprise to everyone. The New York Times' Nate Silver predicted Obama had a better than 90 percent …
Monday, November 5, 2012
CNN's interactive map allows voters to predict which candidate will win each state and see who reaches 270 electoral votes first.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Follow CNN's instructions and click on a state to choose Obama, click again to choose Romney. Or, click on a state and use the buttons in the right-hand column to make your selections.
Friday, October 26, 2012
If you've got wit, add your caption to Patch's weekly comic challenge and win a personalized print.
Are you blessed with insight and good humor? Or just bored today? Share your wit with your neighbors by entering Patch's comic caption challenge. Just add your dialogue for today's comic in the comment section of this post. Our only requirement is that you keep it clean!
Monday, October 17, 2011
Before speaking to New Trier Democratic Organization, the Illinois Senator tells Patch he would like to make it harder to block legislation.
Frustrated with Senate Republicans blocking a majority of 51 senators from passing President Barack Obama’s American Jobs Act, Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Springfield) said he's willing to change the filibuster rule to require dissenting legislators to speak continually against a bill. Durbin expressed his wish to return to the pre-2005 requirements before keynoting the New Trier Democratic Organization annual dinner Sunday in Northbrook, where more than 250 people gathered to hear his remarks. “If the Republicans are willing interrupt the business of the Senate and bring it to a halt, they should be willing to interrupt their dinner plans,” said Durbin, the Senate majority whip. Unable to pass the bill despite a majority of 51 senators in …