Posts Tagged ‘White House’

Belhaven Univ. president joins White House summit

JACKSON — The president of Belhaven University is participating in a White House summit exploring how to increase college completion, particularly for first-generation, low-income and underrepresented students. Roger Parrott was to join President Barack Obama and others Thursday at the White House College Opportunity Summit. The conference brings together colleges and universities, business leaders, nonprofit […] [...]

PSC’s Brandon Presley calls in-state nuclear waste dump a ‘harebrained scheme’

NETTLETON — Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley has reached out to President Barack Obama, Mississippi’s congressional delegation and other Washington leaders in an attempt to block any federal government attempts to dispose of the nation’s nuclear waste in Mississippi. In a letter sent this week, Presley shared copies of recent unanimously passed PSC resolutions opposing […] [...]

FBI: Ricin letter suspect ID’d as Paul Kevin Curtis of Corinth

OXFORD, Miss. — The FBI has identified a Mississippi man suspected of mailing letters containing poisonous ricin as 45-year-old Paul Kevin Curtis. FBI Special Agent in Charge Daniel McMullen said Curtis was arrested Wednesday afternoon at his apartment in Corinth, near the Tennessee state line about 100 miles east of Memphis. Authorities still waited for […] [...]

Thank goodness for Mobama’s leadership

With Mississippi having hosted First Lady Michelle Obama this week, on her continued tour to raise awareness about health and fitness in America, it’s interesting that a new book is out, detailing the problems with the majority of food we are served. “How Fast Food Hooks Us” shows how corporations figure out our ‘bliss spots,’ […] [...]

Obama: Prosperity rests on rising middle class

Declaring “our journey is not complete,” President Barack Obama took the oath of office for his second term before a crowd of hundreds of thousands Monday, urging the nation to set an unwavering course toward prosperity and freedom for all its citizens and protect the social safety net that has sheltered the poor, elderly and […] [...]

The presidential debates: Game, set, match?

The suspense is so intense you can cut it with a knife. The atmosphere as we move through the month of presidential debates is more riveting than the Super Bowl, The World Series and the NBA Championship game combined. At least that is the case if you are an even marginally engaged political junkie. What […] [...]

Obama: Republicans blocking recovery efforts

by Published: September 10,2010

Tags: economy, elections, Politics, White House

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is taking his case against Republicans to millions of Americans today, faulting the party for refusing to help him turn around the sluggish economy or support some proposed new tax breaks for businesses the party has backed in the past. Facing devastating poll numbers and prospects of big losses, Democrats […] [...]

President to pitch economic initiatives

by Published: September 8,2010

Tags: economy, White House

WASHINGTON — Seeking to give anxious Democrats a boost ahead of the November elections, President Barack Obama is pitching a trio of economic initiatives today and voicing unwavering opposition to Bush-era tax breaks for the wealthy, an issue on which he’s looking to draw a stark contrast with Republicans. The White House said the package […] [...]

Texas suing White House over drilling moratorium

HOUSTON — The Texas attorney general sued the Obama administration yesterday over its new deep-water offshore drilling moratorium, claiming it is unjustified and federal officials did not contact the state before issuing the ban. Attorney General Greg Abbott filed the 18-page suit in federal court in Houston against Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. […] [...]

White House could take over oil spill claims

WASHINGTON — Presidential spokesman Robert Gibbs says the administration is ready to take over the handling of oil spill damage claims from BP if the British company doesn’t set up an “independent entity” to do it. Speaking from Washington, Gibbs said the oil giant’s claims processing work has been unsatisfactory. He noted that Obama “has […] [...]

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