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Obama http://www.addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/445/all en Editorial: President's speech frames the political debate for 2016 http://www.addisonindependent.com/201501editorial-presidents-speech-frames-political-debate-2016 <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Angelo S. Lynn </div> </div> </div> <p> The brilliance of President Obama&rsquo;s state of the union speech Tuesday night was that it set the political stage for the presidential election two years from now in terms favorable to Democrats.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28131">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201501editorial-presidents-speech-frames-political-debate-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial Congress Obama State of the Union Wed, 21 Jan 2015 19:31:04 +0000 Zach Despart 28131 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Opinion: Gruber flawed, but helped many http://www.addisonindependent.com/201412opinion-gruber-flawed-helped-many <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Chuck Gregory </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> Valerie Mullin (&ldquo;Deception used for single payer,&rdquo; Nov. 27) gives your readers a wedgie.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27222">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201412opinion-gruber-flawed-helped-many" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion affordable care act Gruber health care Mullin Obama Shumlin Wed, 03 Dec 2014 21:37:18 +0000 Zach Despart 27222 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Karl Lindholm: Thoughts on golf and presidents http://www.addisonindependent.com/201409karl-lindholm-thoughts-golf-and-presidents <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Karl Lindholm </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Word is that our basketball-playing President Obama has fallen in love with golf.</span></p> <p> He tries to get out on the golf course once a week. He says that playing golf makes him feel &ldquo;almost normal; ... it&rsquo;s the only time I&rsquo;m outside.&rdquo;</p> <p> His critics find this diversion unseemly, charging that he is fiddling while Rome burns. The Tea Party site Obamagolfcounter.com tracks how many rounds he has played while in office. At last view, it registered 192.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25739">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201409karl-lindholm-thoughts-golf-and-presidents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Column Augusta National Bush Clinton golf Obama presdidents Rice Taft Woods Wed, 24 Sep 2014 17:59:02 +0000 Zach Despart 25739 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Greg Dennis: Lies that liberals tell themselves http://www.addisonindependent.com/201408greg-dennis-lies-liberals-tell-themselves <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Gregory Dennis </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">I am, by any contemporary definition, a political liberal. No other approach seems to me both practical and morally justifiable.</span></p> <p> But I&rsquo;ve got enough journalistic skepticism to know that not all the liberal truths are really true. And not seeing the truth, in all its nuances, can be dangerous for any political philosophy. (See pre-World War II isolationism; or &ldquo;We can bring democracy to the Mideast by invading Iraq.&rdquo;)</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25242">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201408greg-dennis-lies-liberals-tell-themselves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion abortion GMOs liberals Obama single-payer Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:35:59 +0000 Zach Despart 25242 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Leahy cell phone unlocking bill passes Congress http://www.addisonindependent.com/201408leahy-cell-phone-unlocking-bill-passes-congress <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">WASHINGTON, D.C. &mdash; In what he said is a victory for consumers, Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., has authored legislation that will allow Americans to switch wireless carriers while keeping their cell phone or tablet.</span></p> <p> The process, known as &ldquo;unlocking,&rdquo; affords consumers more freedom to choose the wireless carrier and mobile device that best suits them.</p> <p> On Friday, President Obama signed the legislation, formally titled the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24831">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201408leahy-cell-phone-unlocking-bill-passes-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County cell phone unlocking Congress Leahy Obama Mon, 04 Aug 2014 13:56:05 +0000 Zach Despart 24831 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Alvarez awarded national arts honor in White House ceremony http://www.addisonindependent.com/201407alvarez-awarded-national-arts-honor-white-house-ceremony <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-24752" style="width: 150px;"><a href="/201407alvarez-awarded-national-arts-honor-white-house-ceremony"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/alvarez obama_0114.thumbnail.jpg" alt="alvarez obama_0114.jpg" title="alvarez obama_0114.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="150" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> WEYBRIDGE WRITER JULIA ALVAREZ accepts congratulations from President Barack Obama on Monday during a White House ceremony where she received a National Medal of Arts. Photo by Bill Eichner </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Phoebe Lewis </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">WEYBRIDGE/WASHINGTON, D.C. &mdash; On Monday evening as local writer Julia Alvarez sat chatting with Michelle Obama at the White House, she tried to snap a photo of the First Lady to send to her family.</span></p> <p> &ldquo;I felt like a little hick with my eager little iPhone,&rdquo; Alvarez recalled with a laugh back at her Weybridge home on Tuesday.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24753">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201407alvarez-awarded-national-arts-honor-white-house-ceremony" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Weybridge Alvarez arts Featured Obama White House writing Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:05:08 +0000 Phoebe Lewis 24753 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Guest Editorial: Pledge never to forget http://www.addisonindependent.com/201406editorial-pledge-never-forget <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Biddle Duke </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">There is a notable and unacceptable convergence this Memorial Day: a flood of news about the commitment of American soldiers abroad and of news about the mistreatment of our soldiers once they come home. It is impossible to reconcile America&rsquo;s decisions to send men and women abroad to fight so that fragile nations can find their footing in a free world against America&rsquo;s own failure to care for its wounded.</span></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23656">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201406editorial-pledge-never-forget" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial Obama Shinseki VA Veterans Affairs Mon, 02 Jun 2014 13:16:03 +0000 Zach Despart 23656 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Eric Davis: Court cases beg Obama's attention http://www.addisonindependent.com/201405eric-davis-court-cases-beg-obamas-attention <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Eric L. Davis </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">During President Obama&rsquo;s first term, the Justice Department defended the Defense of Marriage Act in federal court proceedings brought by same-sex couples seeking to have their relationships treated equally by federal agencies.</span></p> <p> In her new book, &ldquo;Forcing the Spring,&rdquo; Jo Becker, a reporter for <em>The New York Times</em>, recounts how Obama changed his position on marriage equality and directed officials in the Justice Department to drop their defense of DOMA.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/23037">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201405eric-davis-court-cases-beg-obamas-attention" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion DOMA Justice Department Obama same-sex marriage The New York Times Thu, 01 May 2014 12:29:27 +0000 Zach Despart 23037 at http://www.addisonindependent.com U.S. Senate passes Farm Bill, Obama ready to sign it http://www.addisonindependent.com/201402us-senate-passes-farm-bill-obama-ready-sign-it <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">WASHINGTON, D.C. &mdash; The Senate on Tuesday passed a farm bill that emerged from a conference committee two weeks ago, ending more than two years of gridlock over the omnibus piece of legislation.</span></p> <p> Both of Vermont&rsquo;s senators voted for the bill.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/21491">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201402us-senate-passes-farm-bill-obama-ready-sign-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Vermont farm bill Leahy Obama Sanders senate Thu, 06 Feb 2014 14:14:58 +0000 Zach Despart 21491 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Maple Landmark produces toy limousine for Obama inauguration http://www.addisonindependent.com/201301maple-landmark-produces-presidential-toy-limousine-inauguration-0 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-15039" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201301maple-landmark-produces-presidential-toy-limousine-inauguration-0"><img src="http://www.addisonindependent.com/files/images/maplelandmarklimo3744.thumbnail.jpg" alt="maplelandmarklimo3744.jpg" title="maplelandmarklimo3744.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> THE OBAMA INAUGURATION Committee is selling this toy limousine created by Maple Landmark to raise money to pay for inauguration activities. The Middlebury toymaker also made a wooden train for the first Obama inauguration. Independent photo/John McCright </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John S. McCright </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; A little piece of Vermont will be rolling through President Barak Obama&rsquo;s second inauguration this week.</p> <p> A limited-edition wooden toy limousine produced by Middlebury&rsquo;s Maple Landmark is being sold by the official inauguration committee to defray the costs of the week&rsquo;s activities in Washington, D.C.</p> <p> The six-inch-long wooden car with wheels that turn is painted black, gray and gold and features the inscription &ldquo;57th Presidential Inauguration, January 21, 2013.&rdquo; It also has a small American flag on the fender.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/15041">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201301maple-landmark-produces-presidential-toy-limousine-inauguration-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury Featured Maple Landmark Obama Mon, 21 Jan 2013 16:38:34 +0000 Addison Independent 15041 at http://www.addisonindependent.com Staff blog: President Obama speaks on deficit http://www.addisonindependent.com/201104staff-blog-president-obama-speaks-deficit <p> Today, President Obama spoke on the budget negotiations that have tied up congress over the past few weeks. While critiquing the Republican approach to budget-building, he laid out his own spending plan, which includes spending cuts that he said will cut the national deficit by $4 trillion over the next 12 years.</p> <p> Below is a video, via <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov" title="www.whitehouse.gov">www.whitehouse.gov</a>, of today&#39;s speech, followed by a full transcript of the event, as released by the White House.</p> <h4 class="meta2">View: <a href="/?q=node/7606/lightbox2" rel="lightframe">Quick Read</a> | <a href="/?q=node/7606">Full Article</a> </h4> <p><a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201104staff-blog-president-obama-speaks-deficit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Staff Blog federal budget federal deficit government Obama Wed, 13 Apr 2011 21:50:05 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 7606 at http://www.addisonindependent.com