Jersey Shore On Tuesday, May 28, 2013, President Obama will deliver remarks on the boardwalk at The Asbury Park Convention Hall. A security zone will be established from 3rd to 6th Avenues and east of Kingsley to the ocean. There will be no beach access between 3rd and 6th Avenues. The will be no parking on Memorial Drive and Fifth Avenue east of Memorial Drive. The entrance for ticket holders will be at 3rd & Ocean Avenues. Ticket holders will be admitted at 11:30 am.
More than seven months after the attack Sept. 11, 2012, on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, the Obama administration continues to defend itself against allegations from House Republicans that the administration has not fully cooperated with Congress on the investigation into the attack. On Tuesday, both President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry addressed claims being made by House Oversight and Foreign Affairs Committee leaders that the administration is impeding the Congressional testimony of State Department and CIA employees who survived the attack. “I’m not familiar with this notion that anybody’s been blocked from testifying,” said the president. “What I’ve [ Read More ]
By Chris Mondics | Inquirer Staff Writer In a precedent setting decision that likely will reverberate through election day and beyond, the Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision Thursday upheld President Obama’s health care overhaul including a requirement that all non-exempt Americans buy health insurance. The court said the law’s requirement that individual Americans purchase insurance or be subject to a penalty levied by the IRS was constitutional. It also upheld a provision greatly expanding Medicaid, the health care program for the poor jointly financed by the state and federal governments. But the court struck down the provision that states [ Read More ]
Obama: ‘I Think Same-Sex Couples Should Be Able to Get Married’ President Obama today announced that he now supports same-sex marriage, reversing his longstanding opposition amid growing pressure from the Democratic base and even his own vice president. In an interview with ABC News’ Robin Roberts, the president described his thought process as an “evolution” that led him to this decision, based on conversations with his staff members, openly gay and lesbian service members, and his wife and daughters. “I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and [ Read More ]
Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 03:06 PM By Newsmax Wires The Supreme Court’s conservative justices are hinting that they might have to strike down Obamacare entirely because declaring the individual mandate unconstitutional would require nullifying the entire law. “The court’s conservatives said the law was passed as a package and must fall as a package,” the Los Angeles Times reported. Although the court is expected to rule by late June on the fate of the President Obama’s signature legislation, Justice Antonin Scalia hinted that the decision might be a fait accompli even at this point. “One way or another, Congress will [ Read More ]
by Stan Schroeder | Mashable Twitter has released the official stats showing the activity of its users during President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, providing an interesting insight in how the Twittersphere reacted to various parts of the speech. During the event, Twitter promoted five official hashtags: #jobs, #manufacturing, #energy, #education and #fairness. Unsurprisingly, those were among the hottest topics of the day, with #education being number one with 35,972 tweets. The highlights of the event, in terms of Twitter traffic, were Obama’s mention of Steve Jobs, the part about energy and the President’s “Spilled Milk” line, [ Read More ]