Monday, January 21, 2013
Are you attending the inauguration on Jan. 21? Upload your photos or videos and share the experience with your neighbors.
Millions of people will head towards the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 21 to witness President Barack Obama take the oath of office for his second term. On Jan. 20, 2009, Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States. The theme for his first inauguration was “A New Birth of Freedom.” The ceremony honored the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. This year, the theme is “Faith in America's Future,” honoring the installation of the Statue of Freedom on the Capitol Dome 150 years ago in 1863. This year's inauguration will also commemorate Martin Luther King Jr., as Jan. 21 is also Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The president will honor King by taking the oath of office for his second term with his hand placed on two…
Monday, October 8, 2012
A Patch review of campaign contributions finds that Obama raised about $4 for every $1 that Romney raised in the community.
Friday, October 5, 2012
Enter search terms into one or more fields to find out about donations from Virginia-Highland and Druid Hills, where Obama is raising $4 for each $1 Romney raises. And scroll below the search area to read more details.
Thee three ZIP codes that cover most of the Virginia-Highland/Druid Hills community - 30306, 30307 and 30324 - have donated more than half a million dollars to President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney, according to the Federal Election Commission. Obama raised about $4 for every $1 that Romney has received from these neighborhoods, according to a review of the data. Overall, Obama has raised a little more than $400,000 in the area since April 2011 and Romney has raised a little more than $102,000 in the same time period. Obama has the lead in contributions made by people who donated $1,000 or more in a single payment. The president got donations of $1,000 or more from 103 people in the three ZIP codes versus 43 big-dollar donations for …
Friday, June 29, 2012
Georgia's governor says the state may delay taking any steps to comply with the Affordable Health Care Act until after the November election. Take our poll and let us what you think.
5 pm - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal put out a release expressing disappointment in the ruling and called it "a huge setback for fiscal sanity and personal liberty." State Attorney General Sam Olens joined Deal in calling for Congress to repeal the law, and Deal hinted at a news conference that Georgia is unlikely to take steps to implement the law until after the November election. 3:53 pm - A Sandy Springs physical therapist talks about why she supports today's Supreme Court ruling, for personal and professional reasons. 3:37 pm - The NPR website has posted a copy of the Supreme Court's decision, complete with reporters' notes explaining the legal logic behind the ruling. 3:10 pm - People in and around Decatur weigh in on the court's decision…
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Do you agree with the Supreme Court ruling on healthcare?
Georgia House Democrats are delighted about the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Obama’s health care law. The Supreme Court ruled this morning that the requirement that most Americans buy health insurance or pay a fine is constitutional as a tax. The health care overhaul was originally signed into law by President Obama in 2010. The decision will improve how Americans receive and pay for their personal medical care. House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams says that she is gratified by the Court’s landmark ruling and its willingness to place principle over politics. "The Supreme Court today issued an extraordinary ruling that will help millions of American families achieve better access to medical care and no longer have to choose …
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Emory University finance professor Jeff Rosensweig talks about what businesses need from Obama
Emory University business and finance professor Jeff Rosensweig said there are three things business leaders want to hear from President Obama to encourage hiring: deregulation, tax reform and a more positive message. "We’re at a time now when the stock market has fallen, the economy seems to be slowing down, [the government is] worried about the problems in Europe with their debt problem," Rosensweig said. "It seems like a more positive message has to come from the president" that will "rally the people to gain some confidence and go out there and compete." Rosensweig is director of the Global Perspectives Program at Goizueta Business School. Before joining Emory, he was the senior international economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of …