Monday, January 21, 2013
How to watch President Barack Obama's 2013 inauguration online and on television.
Festivities for President Barack Obama's second inauguration will take place Monday. The second inauguration ceremony will start at 10:30 a.m. CST, followed by the inaugural parade, commander-in-chief's ball and the inaugural ball. Inauguration festivities will be broadcast by several networks, including NBC, ABC, CW, PBS and CNN. Mashable also put together a round-up of nine ways to watch Obama's inauguration online.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The president issued 23 executive actions and is urging Americans to pressure Congress to pass universal background checks on gun sales, ban military-style assault rifles and limit ammunition magazines. Share your thoughts here.
University City Mayor Shelley Welsch joined the ranks of several U.S. mayors Wednesday when she voiced support for President Barack Obama's gun control plan in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, CT. The president issued 23 executive actions and is urging Americans to put pressure on Congress to pass his proposed changes, including universal background checks on gun sales, a ban military-style assault rifles and limited ammunition magazines. Welsch, a member of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns coalition, issued a statement through the organization shortly after Obama spoke. "There are 33 Americans murdered with guns every day, and there's something we can do to stop the bloodshed. So why in the world would we …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
The State of the Union is going interactive, with an online-only "enhanced broadcast" of President Obama's remarks.
Do you watch the State of the Union? Millions of Americans do, although ratings for President Obama's 2011 address were down over the previous year. I confess that I mostly do not watch the SOTU, and it makes no difference whether the commander-in-chief is one for whom I voted. The SOTU is usually longer than it needs to be, and the constant ovations--with concurrent non-ovations by those who don't support the president--drive me to distraction. Still, I know it's important to hear what the President has to say about how he and the country are doing, so I don't avoid the SOTU altogether. How I usually "watch" Please don't judge me too harshly, but my approach is as follows: How I might try watching Even as I write this, I am not …
Monday, August 1, 2011
People on the streets of our communities have diverse views on the down-to-the-wire debate in Washington, DC.
After a long debate in Washington, DC political leaders hashed-out a resolution to the debt ceiling problem Sunday night. The Huffington Post reported "President Barack Obama and Republican congressional leaders reached historic agreement Sunday night on a compromise to permit vital U.S. borrowing by the Treasury in exchange for more than $2 trillion in long-term spending cuts." Patch wanted to know what people in metro St. Louis thought about the debt ceiling debate. We traveled to Main Street in St. Charles, Westport in Maryland Heights and The Loop in University City to seek opinions. More on the debt ceiling Be sure to check out more Patch coverage of the debt ceiling debate: