Tuesday, January 22, 2013
For those of you who may have missed it, the White House has issued the full text of the president's inaugural address.
From the Office of the Press Secretary, the White House: UNITED STATES CAPITAL; 11:55 a.m. EST – "Vice President Biden, Mr. Chief Justice, members of the United States Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens: Each time we gather to inaugurate a President we bear witness to the enduring strength of our Constitution. We affirm the promise of our democracy. We recall that what binds this nation together is not the colors of our skin or the tenets of our faith or the origins of our names. What makes us exceptional – what makes us American – is our allegiance to an idea articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by …
Friday, November 30, 2012
About three dozen people lined Bethlehem Pike in Hatfield Friday.
Holding signs that read "Hey middle class, they are coming for your $ next," and "Taxing the rich hurts everyone," a group of about three dozen people protested President Barack Obama's visit to Hatfield Friday morning. The protestors gathered in the vacant lot of a closed down gas station near the intersection of Bethlehem Pike and Unionville Road in Hatfield, waving signs and garnering the occasional honk in return. "This isn't really about Democrats or Republicans, it's about the fiscal policies and that we don't like where President Obama is taking this country," said Steve Piotrowski, chair of the Norristown-based Citizens for Liberty and organizer of the protest. "I personally would like to see Obamacare repealed, along with the …
President Obama visits Hatfield toy company as part of tour pushing extension of payroll tax cuts.
President Barack Obama visited a toy factory in Hatfield Township on Friday, citing it as an example of the type of business that would suffer if Congress does not act soon to prevent the country from running over the "fiscal cliff," a series of tax increases and cuts in spending that are due to come into effect at the beginning of the new year. In remarks broadcast live on C-SPAN, Obama called Hatfield-based K'Nex, which makes kits of interlocking pieces that allow children to construct their own toys, "one of the few companies in the toy industry that has aggressively moved jobs back here [to the U.S. from overseas]," The President said middle-class consumers will have money "to buy more K'Nex" if Democratic and Republican legislators …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
President Obama is scheduled to visit Hatfield manufacturer on Friday as part of his tour to raise awareness about the 'looming fiscal cliff.'
According to multiple news sources, President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit Hatfield on Friday as part of a tour to make a public case for his administration's plan for addressing the impending "fiscal cliff." So what is the fiscal cliff? It's the changes expected to go into effect when the 2011 Budget Control Act expires at the end of the year. Among the changes are: At the same time, spending cuts agreed on in last year's debt ceiling agreement will go into effect, meaning steep cuts to things like the defense budget and Medicare. According to the Associated Press, both sides warn that going over the cliff could harm the fragile economic recovery, but the White House and congressional Republicans still differ on whether the answer …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Voters in Pennsylvania on Tuesday cast their ballots for Barack Obama, giving the president the state's 20 electoral votes.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Mutliple media outlets are calling President Barack Obama the projected winner of Pennsylvania's 20 electoral votes. In the 2008 presidential election, the state voted for Barack Obama, and since the 1990s, has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race three out of five times. Former Gov. Mitt Romney and Obama campaigned aggressively in Pennsylvania. The state has typically been a Democratic stronghold in recent presidential elections. Romney spent part of Election Day in Pittsburgh and visited Bucks County on Sunday, drawing 25,000 supporters. On Monday, former President Bill Clinton was in the Philadelphia suburbs and Romney surrogates, including former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, swept through eastern Pennsylvania, …
Monday, October 8, 2012
Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, makes a campaign stop in Wescosville Monday to drum up support for the Obama-Biden ticket in the final weeks of the campaign.
Laura J. Marie has been so frustrated with friends and family who do not support the Obama-Biden ticket that she went online a few days ago to offer to help the president's re-election campaign. "And I was invited here today," she said as she stood among the 100 or so supporters who came to hear Jill Biden speak Monday at the Pennsylvania State Education Association office in Wescosville. "I only wish I did it sooner." Marie, who said she voted for Obama in 2008, was clearly among like-minded individuals as she waited for Jill Biden to approach the podium. Some, like Allentown resident and retired Salisbury High School art teacher Dolly Yanolko, were quite emphatic in their support for the president. “Any teacher who doesn’t vote for a …
The vice president's wife meets with educators and campaigners at the Pennsylvania State Teachers Association in Wescosville on the eve of the Oct. 9 voter registration deadline.
A slightly road-weary Jill Biden addressed fellow educators, former teachers, campaign workers and students assembled by invitation Monday at the offices of the Pennsylvania State Education Association in Wescosville. Space would only allow for a small group to see Biden, who started her day at Obama headquarters in Harrisburg and then traveled to Scranton and Hazleton before her last stop in Lower Macungie Township. It was the last stop of an important day – the eve of the final day to register to vote in the Nov. 6 presidential election. Getting out the vote was the theme sounded by the three enthusiastic Democrats who introduced her: Serena Villalba, a volunteer campaign worker from the West Coast; Easton Mayor Sal Panto, and Joyce …
Friday, August 24, 2012
Community members were challenged to spread awareness of Voter ID Law at the opening of the Pottstown field office.
Montgomery County Commissioner Leslie Richards and the staff of Organizing for America Pennsylvania (OFA PA) joined forces to open a new field office in Pottstown on Wednesday, August 22nd. OFA PA and Commissioner Richards took the opportunity to inform those in attendance of their mission to help ensure that President Obama is reelected this November. To help achieve their goal of keeping the President in the White House, the OFA PA staff and volunteers joined the commissioner in educating the community on the new Pennsylvania law that requires a photo ID in order to vote. “I was at the shore this summer, and I saw a t-shirt that said ‘go hard or go home,’" said OFA volunteer Marlene Armato. “I’m asking you: Are you going to go hard or …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Take our poll and tell us how you think the Supreme Court will rule on ObamaCare
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The Supreme Court will wrap up business for its latest session on Thursday including handing down a highly anticipated ruling on President Barack Obama's controversial health care reform law. How will the court rule? Take our poll and add your comments below. A majority of PoliticsPa readers expect the court to strike down the individual mandate but leave most of the law intact. Patch coverage of the issue includes a recent presentation in Bethlehem by a Tea Party candidate who is also a registered nurse.