Barack Obama http://wrvo.org en Syracuse could become temporary home for immigrant children http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-could-become-temporary-home-immigrant-children <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Syracuse could be a potential landing spot for unaccompanied immigrant children who’ve been crossing the Mexican border in droves in recent months. Mayor Stephanie Miner is hoping a letter to the president can bring those kids to central New York sooner rather than later.</span></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:54:51 +0000 Ellen Abbott 59057 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse could become temporary home for immigrant children Obama swings for tourism increase at baseball hall of fame http://wrvo.org/post/obama-swings-tourism-increase-baseball-hall-fame <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">President Barack Obama wants to make it easier for foreigners to visit the United States so they can come and spend more money at tourist sites.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The president visited the baseball hall of fame in Cooperstown Thursday, where he pitched tourism as an economic asset.</span></p> Fri, 23 May 2014 00:10:05 +0000 Ryan Delaney 56218 at http://wrvo.org Obama swings for tourism increase at baseball hall of fame Cooperstown gets ready for president's visit http://wrvo.org/post/cooperstown-gets-ready-presidents-visit <p></p><p>The village of Cooperstown is preparing for one of its most high-profile tourists ever.</p><p>President Barack Obama will visit the National Baseball Hall of Fame there later today to promote tourism.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Obama says tourism is an export and he wants to make it easier for foreign visitors to travel to the U.S.</span></p> Thu, 22 May 2014 10:23:03 +0000 Ryan Delaney 56153 at http://wrvo.org Cooperstown gets ready for president's visit President's visit to Cooperstown is meant to help bolster tourism industry http://wrvo.org/post/presidents-visit-cooperstown-meant-help-bolster-tourism-industry <p></p><p>President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown Thursday to promote tourism. Obama said in his weekly address Saturday that tourism is an export, and that when foreign visitors come to the United States it grows the economy.</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 10:06:18 +0000 Gino Geruntino 56069 at http://wrvo.org President's visit to Cooperstown is meant to help bolster tourism industry Astorino claims Cuomo aide made him sit in the back during president's speech http://wrvo.org/post/astorino-claims-cuomo-aide-made-him-sit-back-during-presidents-speech <p></p><p>The Republican candidate for governor, Rob Astorino, claims an aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo made him sit in the back during President Barack Obama’s visit to New York City's Tappan Zee Bridge <span data-term="goog_150231130" tabindex="0">Wednesday</span>, a charge Cuomo’s spokesman denies.<br /><br />President Obama spoke near the bridge in Westchester County on the opening day of the state Republican Party convention, held just a few miles away nearby.</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 19:43:08 +0000 Karen DeWitt 55836 at http://wrvo.org Astorino claims Cuomo aide made him sit in the back during president's speech Biden promotes reinvention of workforce training upstate http://wrvo.org/post/biden-promotes-reinvention-workforce-training-upstate <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p></p><p>In his State of the Union address President Barack Obama tapped Vice President Joe Biden to lead a reform of the country’s training programs to ensure the skills in the workforce match employers’ needs.</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 12:49:16 +0000 Kate O'Connell 50627 at http://wrvo.org Biden promotes reinvention of workforce training upstate Maffei, Hanna positive about State of the Union http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-hanna-positive-about-state-union <p>Central New York congressmen are generally reacting positively to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address. Fellow democrat and Syracuse-area representative Dan Maffei said he agrees with the president that Washington should focus on creating new jobs and expanding economic opportunities.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 22:20:03 +0000 WRVO News 50658 at http://wrvo.org Schumer says he supports Obama's Affordable Care Act promise http://wrvo.org/post/schumer-says-he-supports-obamas-affordable-care-act-promise <p></p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 11:39:07 +0000 Aimee Hirsch 47202 at http://wrvo.org Schumer says he supports Obama's Affordable Care Act promise Hanna, Owens support delaying vote on Syria http://wrvo.org/post/hanna-owens-support-delaying-vote-syria <p></p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 20:18:57 +0000 WRVO News 44070 at http://wrvo.org Maffei says more should be done to make higher education affordable http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-says-more-should-be-done-make-higher-education-affordable <p>President Obama was at Henninger High School in Syracuse on Thursday evening to discuss plans to make higher education more affordable for students. Congressman Dan Maffei, whose district includes Syracuse, says the president's speech included the introduction of a new college grading method that could influence how federal financial aid is distributed to the nation's colleges.<br> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Gino Geruntino 43056 at http://wrvo.org Maffei says more should be done to make higher education affordable Syracuse schools superintendent discusses Obama visit http://wrvo.org/post/syracuse-schools-superintendent-discusses-obama-visit <p>Syracuse City School District Superintendent Sharon Contreras said the district is assisting the White House and Secret Service as they prepare for the arrival of President Obama at Henninger High School on Thursday.<p>Though Contreras wouldn't specifically say why Henninger High School was chosen as the location for President Obama to speak, she did say the Syracuse City School District's "Say Yes to Education" program would fit in perfectly with the president's speech on college access.<p>"Having those programs actually motivates students to stay in high school and with appropriate time a Wed, 21 Aug 2013 12:40:15 +0000 Tom Magnarelli 42946 at http://wrvo.org Syracuse schools superintendent discusses Obama visit Maffei discusses upcoming presidential visit http://wrvo.org/post/maffei-discusses-upcoming-presidential-visit <p>President Obama will be in<a href="http://wrvo.org/post/president-obama-make-stop-syracuse"><strong> </strong>Buffalo, Syracuse and Binghamton next week</a> to discuss his plan for reducing college costs, but Rep. Dan Maffei hopes the president makes a stop in Auburn, too.</p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 10:41:04 +0000 Gino Geruntino 42657 at http://wrvo.org Maffei discusses upcoming presidential visit Ashley Bryant on the Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/ashley-bryant-campbell-conversations <p><font face="Calibri" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt">Working in the key battleground state of Ohio, Ashley Bryant was an integral player in President Obama’s internet-based mobilization effort in the 2012 election.&nbsp; In this edition of the Campbell Conversations, Bryant—the Ohio digital director for the President’s campaign—recounts her experiences on the ground and in the trenches, explains how the campaign integrated the Internet into its strategy, and reflects on how marketing a political brand is both similar to and different from marketing a commercial brand.</span></font></p><p> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 18:21:53 +0000 Grant Reeher 33517 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo to start campaigning on behalf of other candidates http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-start-campaigning-behalf-other-candidates <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo says he will soon be hitting the campaign trail... for other candidates. While the governor is not up for reelection himself until 2016, at a cabinet meeting Monday in Albany, Cuomo said that with this year's election just over two weeks away, endorsements and campaign events to get out the vote matter. Mon, 22 Oct 2012 20:26:09 +0000 Catherine Loper 27932 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo to offer comments at presidential debate on Long Island http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-offer-comments-presidential-debate-long-island <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo will be on Long Island tonight for the second debate between President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney. Cuomo will offer his opinions after the debate on how things went.&nbsp; Tue, 16 Oct 2012 21:10:43 +0000 Karen DeWitt 27605 at http://wrvo.org Poll: New Yorkers support health care law but feel costs will rise http://wrvo.org/post/poll-new-yorkers-support-health-care-law-feel-costs-will-rise <p>Most New Yorkers agree with the recent Supreme Court decision upholding President Obama&rsquo;s health care reform, but most think the new law, when fully implemented, will cause health care costs to rise.</p><p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 20:05:13 +0000 Karen DeWitt 22705 at http://wrvo.org Other churches join protest against health care law http://wrvo.org/post/other-churches-join-protest-against-health-care-law <div><p>The Roman Catholic Church continues it&#39;s opposition to the Affordable Care Act clause that requires employers to pay for birth control, a practice the church opposes.&nbsp; But the fight has gone beyond the confines of the Catholic Church.</p><p> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 13:17:18 +0000 Ellen Abbott 20723 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo calls President Obama's gay marriage support a 'major advancement' http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-calls-president-obamas-gay-marriage-support-major-advancement <p>Governor Cuomo, who won national praise and attention &nbsp;for championing the passage of same sex marriage in New York, calls President Obama&rsquo;s support of gay marriage a &ldquo;major advancement for equal rights in this country.&quot;</p><p> Thu, 10 May 2012 15:00:42 +0000 Karen DeWitt 19029 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo calls President Obama's gay marriage support a 'major advancement' Gov. Cuomo makes remarks on same-sex marriage legislation http://wrvo.org/post/gov-cuomo-makes-remarks-same-sex-marriage-legislation <p>New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he didn&#39;t discuss the effort to legalize gay marriage during his private conversations with President Barack Obama Monday, and doesn&#39;t intent to push the issue.</p><p> Wed, 09 May 2012 20:56:10 +0000 Catherine Loper 18997 at http://wrvo.org