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President Obama pays tribute to George Voinovich

  • 5:26 pm Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 by Staff Writer

President Barack Obama issued the following statement Tuesday on the death of former Ohio governor and senator George Voinovich:

Michelle and I were saddened to learn of the passing of former Senator George Voinovich. As was clear from his 46 years in public service, George was a true patriot who dedicated his life to serving the people of Ohio. His dedication is underscored by the fact that he holds the record for being elected to more public offices than any other Ohioan in history. George leaves behind a powerful legacy of service to his state and country that will not soon [More]

Highlights of Obama’s State of the Union

  • 8:53 pm Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 by Staff Writer

President Barack Obama gave his last State of the Union address tonight.

What lies ahead in next year for Obama?

Here’s a look at some of the highlights

The latest on President Barack Obama‘s last State of the Union address. All times EST:

Asks Congress to work together

Reaction to President Barack Obama‘s last State of the Union address underscores how polarized Washington is.

Democrats on Tuesday cheered loudly when the president mentioned fixing a broken immigration system, protecting kids from gun violence and raising the minimum wage. Republicans remained in their seats, some even avoiding any applause.

When Obama praised the armed forces, all stood [More]

President Obama to require background checks for Internet, gun show sales

  • 9:43 am Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 by Staff Writer

JOSH LEDERMAN of the Associated Press contributed to this report.

Obama unveiled an array of measures on Tuesday tightening control and enforcement of firearms in the U.S., using his presidential powers in the absence of legal changes he implored Congress to pass.

Obama accused the gun lobby of taking Congress hostage, but said “they cannot hold America hostage.” He insisted it was possible to uphold the Second Amendment while doing something to tackle the frequency of mass shootings in the U.S. that he said had become “the new normal.”

Obama wiped tears from his cheeks as he spoke emotionally about the victims of [More]

President Obama reading Wright Brothers bio during vacation

  • 6:19 pm Friday, January 1st, 2016 by Staff Writer

While on his holiday vacation, President Barack Obama planned to read the new Wright Brothers book by David McCullough,

Read excerpts of the book here

When McCullough’s book came out last spring, it put Dayton’s famous brothers back in the spotlight. The book has topped the New York Times bestseller list and McCullough even paid  a visit to Dayton to talk about the book last June. Actor Tom Hanks has plans to turn the book into a movie for HBO.

In December, Obama declared Dec. 17 Wright Brothers Day.

Since the president will be out of a job in January [More]