Barack Obama

6:10 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

President Obama Gets Good Response From University Of Michigan Students

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President Barack Obama got a positive response from University of Michigan students as he discussed a hike in the minimum wage.

WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports on President Barack Obama's visit to Ann Arbor to push for a hike in the federal minimum wage law.

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Minimun Wage
1:21 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

President Obama To Visit Ann Arbor Wednesday

President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama will visit Ann Arbor next week to tout his plan for hiking the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.

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Michigan News
9:07 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Snyder continues to press Obama on Detroit immigration plan

Snyder, a Republican, has proposed funneling 50,000 skilled immigrants into Detroit over five years as a way to rejuvenate the moribund city
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  Governor Rick Snyder says he is eager to get a decision from the federal government on his plan to boost immigration in Detroit.

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Michigan News
2:33 am
Tue March 18, 2014

New Jersey Governor To Make Controversial Visit To Michigan

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to make campaign stop in Michigan.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's planned fundraising swing through Michigan is drawing criticism from Democrats.  Christie is raising money as chairman of the Republican Governors Association and is scheduled to attend association fundraisers in Michigan Wednesday.

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4:20 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Aretha Franklin Has No Issues With President's Misspelling

Aretha Franklin, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden at MLK Jr. Memorial
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So, what's a dropped vowel among friends?   Aretha Franklin says she has no beef with President Barack Obama - even though he botched the spelling of her signature song last week.

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1:59 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Mostly Positive Reaction to State of Union at Clean Water Action Viewing Party

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. 

Clean Water Action hosted about 25 people at a viewing party. 

Eric Keller is an campaign organizer for the group.  Keller says he likes the fact Obama outlined ways he will bypass congressional gridlock.  He gave Obama high marks for re-affirming that the climate change debate is over and calling on reduction in carbon.

Eric Harrington however says he was disappointed.  Of particular concern to him was Obama promoting natural gas.  Harrington says overall Obama could have done a lot more to get us to the place we need to be going.

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.

Obama also received applause for comments regarding unemployment insurance, a hike in minimum wage, health care, and supporting veterans.

— Andrew Cluley is the Ann Arbor beat reporter, and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him

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State of the Union
11:59 am
Mon February 11, 2013

State of the Union

President Barack Obama

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. 

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