Monday, February 4, 2013
President called on voters to pressure their legislators to pass gun control measures.
Speaking to a crowd of local dignitaries and law enforcement officers on Monday, President Barack Obama called on voters to pressure Congress to act on curbing gun violence. "We've suffered too much pain to stand by and do nothing," he said. "We don't have to agree on everything to agree it's time to do something," he added. What did the Twin Cities think about Obama's visit on social media? Adopting universal background checks, banning military-style assault weapons, limiting ammunition magazines to 10 rounds, and putting more police officers on the street are "common sense," bipartisan measures to reduce gun violence, the President said. He also repeated other proposals to expand access to mental health care for young people. Several …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
She said on a radio show that Americans must study Islamist texts just as those who studied Adolf Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' in World War II.
Minnesota's Sixth District Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R) criticized President Barack Obama of trying to "lift up the Islamists," and impose Sharia, Islamic religious law, in America. Bachmann, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, also criticized both Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by saying they are silencing any speech in opposition to Islamist movements. The congresswoman's statements against Obama and Clinton came on Saturday during the Jan Markell’s radio show, a conservative radio program with hosts Jan Markell and Eric Barger Bachmann said Obama and Clinton are "taking away people's ability to be able to speak" and that "it is game over because then all of the power and authority has been given over to the…
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 10:15 CST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." The Obama campaign won the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from President Obama attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy. The race tightened during the final months of the campaign, with gaffes and surges …
Voters in Minnesota on Tuesday cast their ballot for Barack Obama, giving him the state's 10 Electoral votes.
Barack Obama won Minnesota’s 10 electoral votes on Tuesday, defeating Republican Mitt Romney. CBS News has called the Minnesota race for the President shortly after 9:30 p.m., about the same time ABC News projected Minnesota for Obama, after Obama took a more than 40,000 vote lead with about 10 percent of precincts reporting. The Associated Press also called the Minnesota race for Obama before 10 p.m., according to the Pioneer Press. Obama's 12 percent lead would match his margin over John McCain in 2008. In the 2008 presidential election, the state voted for the Democratic candidate, and since the 1990s has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race 3 out of 5 times. It has voted Republican only once in the last 50 years. …
Monday, October 22, 2012
The two candidates for President of the United States addressed issues of foreign policy. Who presented his case better, President Barack Obama or challenger Mitt Romney? You tell us.
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney duked it out tonight in a contentious debate in Florida. Patch live-blogged the debate, which featured the candidates touching on issues from the Libya and Afghanistan to the fiscal crisis in Europe and a nuclear Iran. You can watch the entire debate on YouTube Politics. Patch conducted a live chat during the debate, and the reaction was mixed as to who made his point better: Some of the points resonated with our live-blog panelists. Many were split on who came out on top: Mark: The president comes across as far more knowledgeable and authoratative than Romney (tonight). Minnetonka: “It’s not government that makes business successful” agree. Sometimes it’s almost “in spite of” government hand in business. …
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Monday, October 22, 2012
Can Mitt Romney overcome his London gaffe? Can President Barack Obama put the Libya issue to rest? At 8 p.m. Monday, the president and challenger will meet for the second time this election season in Florida. The foreign police debate will be moderated by CBS' Bob Schieffer. Throughout the debate, Patch will be moderating a live blog where users can share their thoughts in real time, participate in polls and post photos from debate-watching parties. We’ve also invited state legislators, political candidates, party activists and other movers and shakers across the state to offer their expertise. To participate, just check back with this page starting at 7:30 p.m. Monday. We can’t wait to hear your thoughts!
The third, and possibly make-or-break debate between President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney will take center stage at 8 p.m. tonight from Florida. Here's is where you can tune in.
Monday, October 22, 2012
History will be made, as the two candidate for the nation's top office meet one last time, face-to-face. The third and final presidential debate between President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney is set for 8 p.m., and will focus on foreign policy. It could be a make-or-break evening for the candidates tonight, as they are locked in a dead heat, according to national polls. Tonight’s debate will be hosted by Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL. Bob Schieffer, host of the CBS News program “Face the Nation,” will serve as the moderator. AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. How can you participate in tonight’s event? *** Attend a debate-watching party Viewing parties are taking place across the Twin Cities—both private …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney hit key points again and again Tuesday night in their second of three debates. Who came out ahead?
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney duked it out tonight in a contentious debate in New York. Patch live-blogged the debate, which featured the candidates touching on issues from the budget defecit to national security, to America's energy sources. You can watch the entire debate on YouTube Politics. Some of the points resonated with our live-blog panelists. Many were split on who came out on top: From Ryan: The more I read his policies, the more I start to feel that Romney is the GOP version of John Kerry. He doesn't know what policies he believes in. From David Cross: The one thing this type of online chat demonstrates is how divided our country is. And this may result in us going down a path that we will regret and cannot recover from. I am …
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Can Mitt Romney continue his momentum? Can Barack Obama bounce back from a widely considered poor showing in round one? At 8 p.m. Tuesday, the president and challenger will meet for the second time this election season at Hoffstra University. The town hall-style debate will be moderated by CNN contributor Candy Crowley. Throughout the debate, Patch will be moderating a live blog where users can share their thoughts in real time, participate in polls and post photos from debate-watching parties. We’ve also invited state legislators, political candidates, party activists and other movers and shakers across the state to offer their expertise. To participate, just check back with this page starting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. A Presidential Debate …
The second presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is scheduled for 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
After Joe Biden and Paul Ryan sparred throughout last week's vice presidential debate, voters will have the chance to see President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney's second debate: a town hall event focusing on foreign and domestic policy. The second presidential debate between Obama and Romney is set for 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Check below for more information on that debate and the remaining debates leading up to Election Day. A Presidential Debate Watching Party at Water Street Inn is also happening at 7:30 p.m., according to a Facebook post by the Washington County Republicans. Bob Davis & Tom Emmer of KTLK News Talk 100.3 FM will be there. AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC, NBC, FOX…