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Politics: President Barack Obama Newsletter for Sunday September 09, 2018 ( 13 items )  

Affordable Care Act Reduced Health Care Disparities Among Latino Groups in California, Study Finds
LOS ANGELES, California, Sept. 4 -- The University of California campus issued the following news release: Previous studies have shown that Mexican immigrants living in the United States are less likely to have insurance or to report a usual source of care than Mexican-Americans, other Latinos and non-Latino whites. But the Affordable Care Act may have made it easier for them to access health care when they need it. More Latinos of Mexican heritage in California reported having health insurance  more

Bard College Now Accepting Applications for Free College Course in the Humanities in Kingston, New York
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, New York, Sept. 7 -- Bard College issued the following news release: The Bard College Clemente Course in the Humanities is offering a college-level introduction to the humanities--philosophy, literature, U.S. history, art history, critical thinking, and writing--again this fall in Kingston, New York, to adults living on low incomes. Students attend at no cost. Tuition, books, and childcare will be provided. Students who successfully complete the course earn 6 college credit  more

Davis to Attend Obama's Visit to UIUC
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois, Sept. 6 -- Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Illinois, issued the following news release: U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) today announced that he will attend former President Obama's visit to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign tomorrow. The University of Illinois announced last week that former President Barack Obama will be this year's recipient of the Paul H. Douglas Award for Ethics in Government. Obama is scheduled to address students and faculty at 11:00AM CDT at the Foell  more

Gov. Rick Snyder Lowers Flags in Honor of Former State Sen. Patricia Birkholz
LANSING, Michigan, Sept. 4 -- Gov. Rick Snyder, R-Michigan, issued the following news release: Gov. Rick Snyder has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags within the State Capitol Complex to be lowered to half-staff on Wednesday, Sept. 5, in recognition of former state Sen. Patricia Birkholz, who died Thursday, May 3, after an unexpected and rapid return of cancer. "Patty was a great advocate for the environment and Great Lakes," Snyder said. "The work she did in office and for her community will con  more

Governor Cuomo Announces Grand Opening of Eastbound Span of the New Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge
ALBANY, New York, Sept. 7 -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-New York, issued the following news release: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the grand opening of the eastbound span of the new Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, an iconic twin-span cable-stayed crossing linking Westchester and Rockland counties. The $3.98 billion project to construct the 3.1-mile bridge -- the first cable-stayed bridge across the Hudson River -- and its ancillary facilities is one of the largest in the United States and   more

Governor Cuomo Announces Second Span of New Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge Set to Open Saturday, September 8
ALBANY, New York, Sept. 4 -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-New York, issued the following news release: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the second span of the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge will open this Saturday, September 8, 2018, weather permitting. Four lanes of eastbound-bound traffic will be moved onto the 3.1-mile cable-stayed span during an overnight operation beginning Friday. The Governor also announced that Hudson Link, the newly enhanced commuter bus service between Rockland and We  more

Mayor Bowser Announces Urban One as Official Media Partner for the District's First Maternal and Infant Health Summit
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 -- District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser issued the following news release: Mayor Bowser today announced Urban One, formerly known as Radio One, as the official media partner for the District's first Maternal and Infant Health Summit on September 12. Urban One, led by Founder and Chairperson Cathy Hughes, is the largest African-American owned and operated broadcast company in the country. "As we turn our country's attention to this important issue, it is critical that we  more

McCain's Life Celebrated at Washington National Cathedral
WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's American Forces Press Service issued the following news: By Terri Moon Cronk DoD News, Defense Media Activity The nation bid farewell to Arizona Sen. John S. McCain III -- former Senate Armed Services Committee chairman, war hero and Vietnam prisoner of war -- in a patriotic and emotional service today at the Washington National Cathedral. McCain lost his battle with brain cancer Aug. 25 at age 81. He will be laid to rest tomorrow at th  more

President Obama, Pritzker, Stratton Meet Voters at Stop in Urbana
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 7 -- J.B. Pritzker, a Democrat running for Illinois Governor, issued the following campaign news release: Today, President Obama, JB Pritzker, and Juliana Stratton stopped at Caffe Paradiso in Urbana to meet voters. The visit follows President Obama endorsing JB and the release of a video highlighting the President's support. From Chicago Sun-Times: Obama, Pritzker sip tea at Urbana coffee shop, warn gov race not in the bag: President Barack Obama gave J.B. Pritzker's  more

Rep. Davis Issues Statement on President Obama's Speech
URBANA, Illinois, Sept. 7 -- Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Illinois, issued the following statement after attending President Obama's speech at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: The University of Illinois announced last week that former President Barack Obama will be this year's recipient of the Paul H. Douglas Award for Ethics in Government. "I appreciate former President Obama choosing the Urbana-Champaign campus to accept this award because it's a true testament to the hard work by Pre  more

Trinity Announces 2018-19 Policy Maker Breakfast Guests
SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Sept. 7 -- Trinity University issued the following news release: An award-winning primetime journalist, an internationally-recognized business anchor, a global entrepreneur, and a retired four-star general of the U.S. Air Force and former CIA/NSA director will headline the 2018-2019 Policy Maker Breakfast Series, held annually by Trinity University. The breakfasts and presentations will take place in the Grand Ballroom at the Omni Colonnade Hotel, 9821 Colonnade Blvd. The b  more

Views of Kavanaugh Confirmation Remain Closely Divided
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 -- Gallup, a research-based, global performance-management consulting company, issued the following news: As Senate hearings begin on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, Americans remain closely divided as to whether he should be seated on the court. Forty percent of Americans say the Senate should vote to confirm him, while 36 percent say it should not do so. These opinions are essentially unchanged from when President Donald Trump announced his cho  more

Win or Lose, Mystics Will Score Vegan Chili Dinner After Historic Season: 'We'll Deliver Either Way,' Says PETA
WASHINGTON, Sept. 7 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: For the first time in franchise history, the Washington Mystics are headed to the WNBA finals tonight--and in celebration, PETA (which has an office just north of the White House) sent the team's owner a letter this morning offering to treat the players to a delicious, celebratory postseason vegan feast at Ben's Chili Bowl, where vegan chili is the big winner. If the team would prefer, PETA's f  more