Barack Obama http://wemu.org en President Obama Gets Good Response From University Of Michigan Students http://wemu.org/post/president-obama-gets-good-response-university-michigan-students <p>President Barack Obama got a positive response from University of Michigan students as he discussed a hike in the minimum wage.</p><p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 22:10:16 +0000 Andrew Cluley 43817 at http://wemu.org President Obama Gets Good Response From University Of Michigan Students President Obama To Visit Ann Arbor Wednesday http://wemu.org/post/president-obama-visit-ann-arbor-wednesday <p>President Barack Obama will visit Ann Arbor next week to tout his plan for hiking the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.</p><p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 17:21:44 +0000 Bob Eccles 43554 at http://wemu.org President Obama To Visit Ann Arbor Wednesday Snyder continues to press Obama on Detroit immigration plan http://wemu.org/post/snyder-continues-press-obama-detroit-immigration-plan <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.michigan.gov/snyder" target="_blank">Governor Ric</a>k Snyder says he is eager to get a decision from the federal government on his plan to boost immigration in Detroit.</div><p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 13:07:12 +0000 Jake Neher 43349 at http://wemu.org Snyder continues to press Obama on Detroit immigration plan New Jersey Governor To Make Controversial Visit To Michigan http://wemu.org/post/new-jersey-governor-make-controversial-visit-michigan <div>New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's planned fundraising swing through Michigan is drawing criticism from Democrats. &nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Christie is raising money as chairman of the Republican Governors Association and is scheduled to attend association fundraisers in Michigan Wednesday.</span></div><div><blockquote><p class="p1"><b>Your support goes towards sustaining great reporting like this, in your community.&nbsp; Click <a href="http://bit.ly/891Gifts">here to donate</a> right now.</b></p></blockquote> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 06:33:22 +0000 Associated Press 42987 at http://wemu.org New Jersey Governor To Make Controversial Visit To Michigan Aretha Franklin Has No Issues With President's Misspelling http://wemu.org/post/aretha-franklin-has-no-issues-presidents-misspelling <div>So, what's a dropped vowel among friends? &nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Aretha Franklin says she has no beef with President Barack Obama - even though he botched the spelling of her signature song last week.</div><div> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 08:20:10 +0000 Associated Press 42627 at http://wemu.org Aretha Franklin Has No Issues With President's Misspelling Mostly Positive Reaction to State of Union at Clean Water Action Viewing Party http://wemu.org/post/mostly-positive-reaction-state-union-clean-water-action-viewing-party <p>People concerned about climate change watching the State of the Union address at Arbor Brewing Company Tuesday night gave President Barack Obama generally positive reviews.&nbsp;</p><p>Clean Water Action hosted about 25 people at a viewing party.&nbsp;<iframe frameborder="no" height="450" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/132020292&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;visual=true" width="100%"></iframe>Eric Keller is an campaign organizer for the group.&nbsp; Keller says he likes the fact Obama outlined ways he will bypass congressional gridlock.&nbsp; He gave Obama high marks for re-affirming that the climate change debate is over and calling on reduction in carbon.</p><p>Eric Harrington however says he was disappointed.&nbsp; Of particular concern to him was Obama promoting natural gas.&nbsp; Harrington says overall Obama could have done a lot more to get us to the place we need to be going.</p><p>Veteran Jordan Paul Redwine missed the beginning of the speech but says he was particularly touched by Cory Remsburg being recognized at the end of the address.<br /><br />Obama also received applause for comments regarding unemployment insurance, a hike in minimum wage, health care, and supporting veterans.</p><p><em>— Andrew Cluley is the Ann Arbor beat reporter, and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News.&nbsp;Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him&nbsp;<a href="mailto:aCluley@emich.edu">acluley@emich.edu</a>.</em><br /> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 06:59:05 +0000 Andrew Cluley 40803 at http://wemu.org State of the Union http://wemu.org/post/state-union <p>Tuesday, February 12, President Obama will deliver his State of the Union address, the first address of his second term on WEMU. You can listen in on the coverage here on 89.1 FM (or online) and follow the live-blog in real time, below.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><iframe frameborder="0" height="400" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="auto" src="http://apps.npr.org/state-of-the-union-2013/widget.html" style="border: 1px solid #CCC;" width="450"></iframe></p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 16:59:43 +0000 WEMU 25397 at http://wemu.org State of the Union