President Obama http://wrvo.org en Hanna not happy with deal that released Army sergeant in exchange for Taliban prisoners http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-not-happy-deal-released-army-sergeant-exchange-taliban-prisoners <div><p>D<font color="#222222" face="arial" size="2"><span style="line-height: normal;">ays</span></font><font color="#222222" face="arial" size="2"><span style="line-height: normal;"> after the U.S government exchanged five prisoners from Guantanamo Bay for Army Sergeant Bowe </span></font>Bergdahl<span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">, the American solider who reportedly left his post in Afghanistan and was captured by the Taliban, the decision doesn't sit well with Utica-area Rep. Richard Hanna. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 10:53:05 +0000 Gino Geruntino 57016 at http://wrvo.org Hanna not happy with deal that released Army sergeant in exchange for Taliban prisoners Obama's visit brings protesters on both sides of fracking http://wrvo.org/post/obamas-visit-brings-protesters-both-sides-fracking <p>President Barack Obama and the national press descended on the village of Cooperstown Thursday afternoon. His presence also brought out protesters both for and against the controversial process of drilling for natural gas, known as hydrofracking.</p><p>Victor Furman says it’s unfair that New York is beholden to what he calls an unfair moratorium, with such a resource at it’s feet.</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 21:15:32 +0000 Jenna Flanagan 56204 at http://wrvo.org Live coverage: Obama announces results of intelligence gathering review http://wrvo.org/post/live-coverage-obama-announces-results-intelligence-gathering-review <p>On Friday, Jan. 17, President Barack Obama will give a major speech announcing the results of the administration's review of US electronic intelligence gathering. The president will speak at 11 a.m. from the Department of Justice. The White House says the president will address the balance between national security, foreign policy and civil liberties, as well as maintaining public trust.</p><p>NPR is providing live coverage of the event, with analysis, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. You can listen to the coverage, when it begins, using the NPR module below.</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 14:00:00 +0000 NPR News 50022 at http://wrvo.org Live coverage: Obama announces results of intelligence gathering review Syrian protesters gather at Syracuse University for peace vigil http://wrvo.org/post/syrian-protesters-gather-syracuse-university-peace-vigil <p></p><p>A vigil was held at Syracuse University Monday evening in opposition to a proposed U.S. led military strike in Syria. About 30 people came to show support. Syria is currently in a civil war, and the United Nationas estimates more than 100,000 people have died since 2011.</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 11:40:03 +0000 Tom Magnarelli 43907 at http://wrvo.org Syrian protesters gather at Syracuse University for peace vigil Local members of Congress offer comment on Obama's Syria decision http://wrvo.org/post/local-members-congress-offer-comment-obamas-syria-decision <p>Some area members of Congress say they support President Barack Obama's decision to seek congressional approval for a military strike against Syria.</p><p> Mon, 02 Sep 2013 13:26:12 +0000 WRVO News 43542 at http://wrvo.org Local members of Congress offer comment on Obama's Syria decision Syracuse Protestors say U.S. should not use military force in Syria http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-protestors-say-us-should-not-use-military-force-syria <p>Central New Yorkers took to the streets of Syracuse today to protest the possibility of any U.S. military strike against Syria. &nbsp;<br><br>Protesters stood in front of the Syracuse Federal Building looking for support, and passersby honked horns in suport. About 20 protesters carrying signs that said things like "find another way: and "No U.S. Intervention."<br> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 19:47:10 +0000 Ellen Abbott 43459 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse Protestors say U.S. should not use military force in Syria SUNY chancellor: schools will perform well under Obama's proposed ranking system http://wrvo.org/post/suny-chancellor-schools-will-perform-well-under-obamas-proposed-ranking-system <p></p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 11:02:10 +0000 Ellen Abbott 43359 at http://wrvo.org SUNY chancellor: schools will perform well under Obama's proposed ranking system Slideshow: President Obama in Syracuse http://wrvo.org/post/slideshow-president-obama-syracuse <p>President Obama visited Syracuse Thursday, giving a speech on making college more affordable for middle class students. Take a look at some of the photos in and around Henninger High School in Syracuse, where the president gave his speech.</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 20:23:51 +0000 WRVO News 43055 at http://wrvo.org Slideshow: President Obama in Syracuse President Obama in Syracuse today http://wrvo.org/post/president-obama-syracuse-today <p>President Obama comes to Syracuse later today, where he will give a speech on college affordability and the middle class. The speech at Henninger High School is expected to begin at 6:00 p.m. Doors will open at 3:00 p.m. for those who have tickets, which were <strong><a href="http://www.wrvo.org/post/hundreds-try-tickets-see-president-obamas-bus-tour">distributed earlier this week</a></strong>.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 12:04:48 +0000 Jason Smith 43016 at http://wrvo.org President Obama in Syracuse today In a shirt and tie, aspiring politician camps out to see Obama http://wrvo.org/post/shirt-and-tie-aspiring-politician-camps-out-see-obama <p></p><p>Caleb Duncan was probably the only person wearing a shirt and tie to wait in line overnight to get tickets to President Obama's scheduled Thursday visit to Syracuse.</p><p>"I’m thinking about getting a new suit," he said with laugh. He <a href="http://www.wrvo.org/post/hundreds-try-tickets-see-president-obamas-bus-tour" target="_blank">lined for tickets</a> around 10:30 p.m. Monday.</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 22:34:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 42907 at http://wrvo.org In a shirt and tie, aspiring politician camps out to see Obama Hundreds try for tickets to see President Obama's bus tour http://wrvo.org/post/hundreds-try-tickets-see-president-obamas-bus-tour <p>As the sun heated up the parking lot outside Henninger High School this morning, umbrellas and other makeshift sources of shade began to replace pillows and blankets.</p><p>Some people had been in line since 7 p.m. Monday, shortly after details of President Barack Obama's visit to Syracuse were released, in hopes of getting tickets to see him give a speech at the high school Thursday evening about making education more affordable.</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 18:38:20 +0000 Ryan Delaney 42900 at http://wrvo.org Hundreds try for tickets to see President Obama's bus tour Tickets for President Obama visit to Syracuse to be made available Tuesday http://wrvo.org/post/tickets-president-obama-visit-syracuse-be-made-available-tuesday <p>President Barack Obama will visit the Syracuse area this week, giving a speech at Henninger High School on the importance of an affordable education. The president's speech is expected to begin at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday.</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 10:53:47 +0000 Jason Smith 42872 at http://wrvo.org Tickets for President Obama visit to Syracuse to be made available Tuesday Obama to be greeted by anti-fracking protesters http://wrvo.org/post/obama-be-greeted-anti-fracking-protesters <p>President Barack Obama is planning on visiting upstate New York this week to promote an education plan. Mon, 19 Aug 2013 10:02:07 +0000 Karen DeWitt 42811 at http://wrvo.org Obama to be greeted by anti-fracking protesters Obama to make a stop in Syracuse http://wrvo.org/post/obama-make-stop-syracuse <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The White House has confirmed that President Barack Obama will travel to Syracuse next week as part of a two-day bus tour to lay out his plan for reducing college costs.The president will also stop in Buffalo, Binghamton and northeastern Pennsylvania.</span></p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 20:09:10 +0000 WRVO News 42637 at http://wrvo.org Obama to make a stop in Syracuse Weekly political addresses feature local congresswoman http://wrvo.org/post/weekly-political-addresses-feature-local-congresswoman <p>Every week, President Barack Obama and a designated Republican office-holder deliver a weekly address to the American public.</p><p>This week, central New York Congresswoman Ann Marie Buerkle was chosen to give the Republican&#39;s address.</p><p> Sat, 07 Jul 2012 14:22:10 +0000 Catherine Loper 22153 at http://wrvo.org Fort Drum soldier becomes U.S. citizen at White House ceremony http://wrvo.org/post/fort-drum-soldier-becomes-us-citizen-white-house-ceremony <p>It&#39;s a national tradition for naturalization ceremonies for new U.S. citizens to be performed on Independence Day. This year,&nbsp; a Fort Drum soldier participated in a ceremony at the White House on July 4.</p><p> Wed, 04 Jul 2012 03:43:48 +0000 Joanna Richards 22014 at http://wrvo.org The Affordable Care Act: Reaction from New York politicians and healthcare professionals http://wrvo.org/post/affordable-care-act-reaction-new-york-politicians-and-healthcare-professionals <p>New York&rsquo;s politicians and major health care providers are largely applauding the Supreme Court&rsquo;s decision to uphold President Barack Obama&rsquo;s health care law. &nbsp;Meanwhile, an Albany Law School expert says Chief Justice John Roberts may have been concerned about his legacy, and that was a factor in his decision.</p><p> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 14:19:54 +0000 Karen DeWitt 21785 at http://wrvo.org The Affordable Care Act: Reaction from New York politicians and healthcare professionals Local doctors react to the Affordable Care Act decision http://wrvo.org/post/local-doctors-react-affordable-care-act-decision <p>Doctors in central New York are reacting to the Supreme Court decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act. They are generally pleased with the decision -- although there are some concerns.</p><p> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 20:20:49 +0000 Ellen Abbott 21734 at http://wrvo.org Local doctors react to the Affordable Care Act decision