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Monday, January 30, 2012

Massachusetts Chefs for Obama Hold Fundraiser on Tuesday, January 31 at Boston Center for the Arts


Thirteen of the best chefs in Massachusetts are holding a fund-raising event for the reelection of Barack Obama on Tuesday, January 31, 2012, at the Boston Center for the Arts in the South End.

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and the guest judges include Diane Patrick, Governor Deval Patrick and Chef Ming Tsi.

Organizers have also created a Massachusetts Chefs for Obama Cookbook on sale, which includes recipes from the state's leading chefs.

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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Caroline Kennedy Endorses President Obama for Re-election


Caroline Kennedy urged voters to work to re-elect Barack Obama, recalling the event four years ago when her late uncle, Senator Ted Kennedy, endorsed Obama before a crowd of enthusiastic students and supporters at American University in Washington DC.

"The 2012 election will be harder than the last," Caroline said.  "In his speech four years ago, Teddy reminded us all of that bright light of hope and possibility that shines even in the darkest hours.  He knew that with Barack Obama as president, America would shine again.  I don't think he would be surprised to know that four years later, this president would have ended the war in Iraq, repealed 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' and guaranteed women the right to equal pay for equal work."

To read Caroline Kennedy's full statement, click here

Here is the video of Senator Kennedy's endorsement of Barack Obama on January 28, 2008.


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Sunday, January 22, 2012

President Obama previews his State of the Union address of January 24, 2012





President Barack Obama has recorded a message previewing some of what he'll talk about during his State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 24, 2012. Take a minute to watch—then find a house party in your neighborhood.


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Thursday, January 19, 2012

President Obama Goal: To Make United States the World's Top Travel Destination



(January 19, 2012) -- Today President Barack Obama is announcing new initiatives to significantly increase travel and tourism to the United States while also adding jobs to the economy.  The goal is to make the United States the world’s top travel and tourism destination, according to a White House press release.

Read full details from today's Press Release.

“Every year, tens of millions of tourists from all over the world come and visit America. And the more folks who visit America, the more Americans we get back to work,” said President Obama.

Among the highlights of the plan:

- Connect new travel and tourism opportunities with job creation in the United States
- Focus visitor interest in America's national parks, wildlife refuges, cultural and historic sites, monuments and other public lands
- Make the Visa Waiver Program a permanent program to expedite non-immigrant tourist visa applications from international visitors
- Create a public access web site with with key information to inform the travel industry about visa processes in key markets

Among the government agencies involved in the nation's tourism efforts are Commerce, Interior, State and Homeland Security. 

President Obama has been a staunch ally of the tourism industry throughout his term, and was an early supporter of the tourism initiative while campaigning in 2008.  

President Obama signed into law the bi-partisan National Travel Promotion Act into law on March 4, 2010, helping to stimulate domestic and international tourism to the United States.

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Obama for America Re-Election Campaign Touts the Obama Administration Energy Policies



The campaign to re-elect President Barack Obama has issued a new 30 second television ad that puts into perspective the Obama Administration's energy policies and accomplishments in the first term.

In related news, President Obama this week denied the permit to build the Keystone XL oil line, citing unreasonable deadlines by Congress to ram the bill through in 60 days without thorough review.  To read the president's statement, click here.

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Assessing the Obama Presidency Forum at John F. Kennedy Library on January 15



The John F. Kennedy President Library in Boston is hosting a forum entitled, Assessing Obama's Presidency, to take place on Sunday, January 15, 2012 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

Participants include Jonathan Alter, author of The Promise: President Obama, Year One, and Hendrik Hertzberg, columnist for The New Yorker, analyze the Obama presidency as the 2012 presidential race begins.  Moderator is former Boston Globe Editorial Page Editor Renee Loth.

For a list of upcoming public forums at JFK Library, click here

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Barack Obama Wins New Hampshire's Primary


 President Barack Obama won this year's Democratic Primary in New Hampshire.  An army of volunteers spread out across the Granite State to talk about the President's record and hear from voters. To see a slideshow of photos from the volunteers, click here

The Washington Post called the New Hampshire primary a "dress rehearsal for November."

Among the first-term accomplishments touted by the Obama campaign: 

- Passed the Affordable Care Act to make health care more affordable for more than 30 million Americans.

- Cut taxes for 95% of working families and closed corporate tax loopholes that were sending profits overseas.

- Put in place historic fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks to lower costs at the pump and reduce dependence on foreign oil.

-  Ended the war in Iraq.

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Monday, January 9, 2012

Bill Daley, White House Chief of Staff, Resigns to Return to Chicago


(January 9, 2012) --  Bill Daley, Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama, has resigned from his post to spend more time in Chicago with his family and grandchildren.

In remarks today at the State Dining Room, President Obama said, "Bill has been an outstanding Chief of Staff during one of the busiest and most consequential years of my administration.

The president thanked Bill for "his extraordinary service, but also his extraordinary friendship and loyalty to me."  Read the president's full statement here.

Daley helped organize President Obama's trip to Ireland in May 2011, and reflected upon the trip in an interview he gave to Susan Falvella Garraty of the Irish Echo just prior to the visit.  You can read the Echo interview here.

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

White House Announces New Summer Jobs Initiative for America's Youth


(January 5, 2012) -- Today, the White House announced Summer Jobs+, a new call to action for businesses, non-profits, and government to work together to provide pathways to employment for low-income and disconnected youth in the summer of 2012.

President Barack Obama described Summer Jobs + as "a joint initiative that challenges business leaders and communities to join my Administration in providing hundreds of thousands of summer jobs for America’s youth.”

Employers who want to get involved can go directly to Summer Jobs +2012 for details. 

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

President Barack Obama and the Iowa Caucus



(January 3, 2012) -- Four years ago today, Barack Obama won the Iowa caucus. In his victory speech that night, the then-Senator laid out his vision for what we would accomplish together, from ending the war in Iraq to health care reform.


"I'll be a President who finally makes health care affordable and available to every single American... I'll be a President who ends tax breaks for companies who ship our jobs overseas and put a middle class tax cut into the pockets of working Americans who deserve...I'll be a President who harnesses ingenuity farmers, scientists, and entrepreneurs to free this nation from the tyranny of oil once and for all... and I'll be a president who ends this war in Iraq and finally brings our troops home."

Four years later, here's what we've accomplished:

- Passed the Affordable Care Act to make health care more affordable for more than 30 million Americans.

- Cut taxes for 95% of working families and closed corporate tax loopholes that were sending profits overseas.

- Put in place historic fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks to lower costs at the pump and reduce dependence on foreign oil.

-  Ended the war in Iraq.

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