President Obama http://www.kplu.org en 4 Things To Expect In Obama's State Of The Union Address http://www.kplu.org/post/4-things-expect-obamas-state-union-address President Obama's <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/01/21/inaugural-address-president-barack-obama" target="_blank">second inaugural</a> address was widely perceived as a throwing down of the gauntlet in how it framed his progressive faith in government and challenged his Republican political opponents in any number of ways.<p>Given that, expect to see more glove-throwing Tuesday as the president delivers the first State of the Union speech of his second term.<p>With no more presidential elections to face, Obama seems to be taking advantage of that newfound freedom to sp Tue, 12 Feb 2013 17:50:34 +0000 Frank James 7774 at http://www.kplu.org 4 Things To Expect In Obama's State Of The Union Address As It Happened: Obama Asks Americans To Carry 'Light Of Freedom' http://www.kplu.org/post/live-blog-obama-asks-americans-carry-light-freedom <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFOoqX8kJTs</p> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 17:33:05 +0000 Mark Memmott 7598 at http://www.kplu.org As It Happened: Obama Asks Americans To Carry 'Light Of Freedom' Inauguration Mashup: The speech in 11 easy steps http://www.kplu.org/post/inauguration-mashup-speech-11-easy-steps <p><em>May the eagles of democracy soar above the covenant that binds our great nation in an era of new beginning ... or something.</em></p><p>Have you ever watched an inaugural address and wondered: How DO those guys (because they're always guys) do it? Well, we've prepared this handy guide so you, too, can give a speech like the chief executive.</p><p><iframe frameborder="0" height="248" scrolling="no" src="http://www.npr.org/templates/event/embeddedVideo.php?storyId=169666270" width="440"></iframe></p><p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 19:25:42 +0000 Adam Cole & Claire O'Neill 7587 at http://www.kplu.org Inauguration Mashup: The speech in 11 easy steps President Obama is 'Time' Magazine's 'Person Of The Year' http://www.kplu.org/post/president-obama-time-magazines-person-year Writing that "after four of the most challenging years in the nation's history, his chance to leave office as a great president who was able to face crises and build a new majority coalition remains within reach," <a href="http://poy.time.com/2012/12/19/person-of-the-year-barack-obama/" target="_blank"><em>Time</em> magazine has named President Obama its "person of the year."</a><p>The others on Time's "short list" were:<p>-- <a href="http://poy.time.com/2012/12/19/runner-up-malala-yousafzai-the-fighter/" target="_blank">Malala Yousafzai</a>, the Pakistani teenager who was <a href="http://www. Wed, 19 Dec 2012 15:08:21 +0000 Mark Memmott 7412 at http://www.kplu.org President Obama is 'Time' Magazine's 'Person Of The Year' The not-so-great communicator: Is Obama overrated as a speaker? http://www.kplu.org/post/not-so-great-communicator-obama-overrated-speaker For a man who was elected president partly on his ability to give a great speech, Barack Obama has been at times a surprisingly poor communicator in office and on the campaign trail.<p>That may have been most evident earlier this month during the first presidential debate. Mon, 15 Oct 2012 19:32:30 +0000 Alan Greenblatt 6721 at http://www.kplu.org The not-so-great communicator: Is Obama overrated as a speaker? Obama orders federal money for July storm in NE Washington http://www.kplu.org/post/obama-orders-federal-money-july-storm-ne-washington <p>President Barack Obama has ordered federal aid to help state and local efforts recover from a severe storm in July that pounded parts of northeast Washington state.</p><p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 02:13:27 +0000 The Associated Press 6478 at http://www.kplu.org White House releases two of Obama's favorite beer recipes http://www.kplu.org/post/white-house-releases-two-obamas-favorite-beer-recipes <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dygQrX8FI3Q</p> Sun, 02 Sep 2012 00:10:31 +0000 6172 at http://www.kplu.org White House releases two of Obama's favorite beer recipes Feds: Federal Way man who threatened Obama had arsenal http://www.kplu.org/post/feds-federal-way-man-who-threatened-obama-had-arsenal <p>According to court papers, a Washington state man accused of threatening to kill President Barack Obama raised a pump-action shotgun at officers who came to his door, but one managed to grab the barrel before any shots were fired.</p><p>A Secret Service agent and Federal Way police officer went to 31-year-old Anton Caluori's apartment on Tuesday afternoon, after the FBI received a profanity-laced email threatening to kill the President.</p><p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 23:55:16 +0000 The Associated Press 6074 at http://www.kplu.org President Obama's tour bus rolls with White House home brew http://www.kplu.org/post/president-obamas-tour-bus-rolls-white-house-home-brew It seemed normal enough when President Obama chatted with a coffee shop patron about beer in Iowa Tuesday. The president has shown he's a fan of beer — and it's the most politically expedient, "everyman" beverage a candidate can drink. Wed, 15 Aug 2012 22:08:49 +0000 Bill Chappell 5985 at http://www.kplu.org President Obama's tour bus rolls with White House home brew Obama supporters cheer his stance on same-sex marriage during Seattle visit http://www.kplu.org/post/obama-supporters-cheer-his-stance-same-sex-marriage-during-seattle-visit <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 19px; line-height: 38px; background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.917969); ">President Barack Obama was in Seattle yesterday on a fundraising swing. It was his first trip since the big announcement Wednesday that he now supports the right of same-sex couples to marry, a stance that was celebrated by supporters both inside and outside his speech at the Paramount theater downtown.</span></p> Fri, 11 May 2012 15:54:14 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 5003 at http://www.kplu.org Obama supporters cheer his stance on same-sex marriage during Seattle visit President Obama: Same-Sex Couples Should Be Able To Wed http://www.kplu.org/post/president-obama-gay-marriage-should-be-legal In an interview with ABC News, President Obama declared his support for gay marriage. Wed, 09 May 2012 19:06:27 +0000 4968 at http://www.kplu.org President Obama: Same-Sex Couples Should Be Able To Wed President Obama takes Boeing tour in Everett http://www.kplu.org/post/president-obama-takes-boeing-tour-everett <p>Speaking in Everett in the massive building where Boeing 787&#39;s are assembled,&nbsp; President Barack Obama praised the aerospace company for succeeding at keeping jobs in the United States. Sat, 18 Feb 2012 02:00:38 +0000 Paula Wissel 4199 at http://www.kplu.org President Obama takes Boeing tour in Everett Obama, At Crossroads, Takes Different Route Than Clinton Chose In '96 http://www.kplu.org/post/obama-crossroads-takes-different-route-clinton As the president delivered the final State of the Union address of his term before a looming re-election battle, he looked out at a sea of angry and skeptical Republicans who had fought him on budgets, government shutdowns, and whether or not to raise the nation's debt ceiling.<p>And what did President Bill Clinton do in 1996?<p>He delivered his "the era of big government is over" speech, which <em>The Washington Post</em> summed up this way: "Clinton Embraced GOP Themes in Setting Agenda."<p>President Obama may be buffeted by nearly identical issues — including the specter of pugnacious Clint Wed, 25 Jan 2012 17:51:14 +0000 Liz Halloran 3914 at http://www.kplu.org Obama, At Crossroads, Takes Different Route Than Clinton Chose In '96 Agriculture Secretary promotes jobs plan in NW http://www.kplu.org/post/agriculture-secretary-promotes-jobs-plan-nw <p>PORTLAND &ndash; Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was in Portland Tuesday to promote President Obama&#39;s American Jobs Act.</p><p>The bill aims to spur job growth by cutting payroll taxes for employers and investing in school and transportation infrastructure.</p><p>&quot;All of these steps have been proposed in the past by Republicans and Democrats, so there is no reason why we can&#39;t get bipartisan support for these programs,&quot; Vilsack said.</p> Wed, 28 Sep 2011 17:58:43 +0000 Northwest News Network 2752 at http://www.kplu.org Obama will be in Seattle … but don’t expect to see him http://www.kplu.org/post/obama-will-be-seattle-%E2%80%A6-don%E2%80%99t-expect-see-him <p>President Barack Obama is coming to Seattle, but unless you&rsquo;ve already forked over $38,000 or so, you&rsquo;ll miss him.</p><p>However, you might be able to catch a free glimpse of Air Force One on Sunday morning as it makes its way to Boeing Field. Obama is expected to spend mere hours in and around Seattle, and while you may not see the President himself, you might feel the impact.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 23 Sep 2011 17:19:14 +0000 Monica Spain 2716 at http://www.kplu.org Obama will be in Seattle … but don’t expect to see him