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Will cloud of ethics determine D.C. Mayor’s race?

Posted April 1, 2014 by Michael Cadenhead

BY RACHEL WELLFORD March 31, 2014 at 2:31 PM EDT A cloud of ethics is once again hanging over a race for mayor of the nation’s capitol. Now, a day before the Democratic primary, which often decides the outcome of Washington, D.C., mayors’ races, that cloud threatens to imperil the hopes of sitting Mayor Vincent […]

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Miss the President Barack Obama Interview on Charlie Rose? Watch Here!

Posted June 18, 2013 by Michael Cadenhead

President Barack Obama sits down with Charlie Rose for an exclusive 45-minute interview at the White House, the President shares his thoughts on Syria, Iran, the NSA leaks controversy and more [FMP width="640" height="360"]http://www.whut.org/ObamaCharlieRose.mp4[/FMP] Copyright © 2012 Charlie Rose LLC. All rights reserved. Visit Charlie Rose for more interviews.

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Programs at Risk From Sequester Spending Cuts

Posted May 8, 2013 by Michael Cadenhead

Communities Prepare for Sequester Cuts to Staffing and Social Programs With no compromise in sight, communities across the country are bracing for sequester to kick in during the coming weeks. Ray Suarez looks at effects for workers and government programs at the state-level. Gene Grant of New Mexico PBS, Gretchen Frazee of WTIU and Flo […]

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WATCH NOW! Looking Forward: Barack Obama’s Second Term

Posted February 28, 2013 by Michael Cadenhead

A Panel Discusion Hosted by Ed Gordon, With Special Guest, Senior Advisor to The President, Valerie Jarrett. In 2008 then senator Barack Obama did what many said was impossible.  He campaigned on change and united a group of minority, independent and disenchanted status quo voters who ushered him into office making him the Nation’s first […]

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Should Lawmakers and White House Have Been Warned of Petraeus Investigation?

Posted November 14, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

When the Petraeus news hit, congressional leaders bemoaned not being notified beforehand. Gwen Ifill talks to Jane Harman, former ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, and former Justice Department official Matthew Miller about when and if Congress and the president should be briefed on such investigations. Watch Should Lawmakers Have Been Warned of Petraeus […]

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Victory in Hand, Obama Extends Olive Branch

Posted November 7, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

Barack Obama was elected to a second term as president Tuesday, reassembling the coalition that lifted him to a historic win four years ago and winning at least six of the key battleground states. The Democratic incumbent received 50 percent of the vote nationwide to 48 percent for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. In terms […]

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Analysis: Obama Wins But Washington Unchanged

Posted November 7, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

President Obama has won the election and has four more years to push for economic and social policies passed in his first-term presidency. But with the balance of power in Congress unchanged, Obama may face the same gridlock in Washington. BY BEN FELLER, AP WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s victory means […]

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Digital Campaigns May Decide the Election

Posted November 6, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

BY: HARI SREENIVASAN I’m a registered independent who lives in a battleground state, but I’m also what’s known as an off-the-grid voter, meaning I’ve lived with a DVR for a decade and fast forward right through those campaign ads. I haven’t had a land line phone for almost as long, so I don’t get those phone […]

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Sandy Shifts Attention to Local Leaders, Away From Presidential Race

Posted November 2, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

Cars on 14th Street and Avenue C under water. The largest public transportation system in the world shuttered. 5,700 flights canceled. Nearly 7 million people across the East Coast in the dark. And the final campaign push one week until Election Day? On hold. As Hurricane Sandy barreled up the eastern United States before weakening, the super-storm […]

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Big Bird: Fair or Fowl Play?

Posted October 12, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

Two icons of PBS—Big Bird and Jim Lehrer—have received almost as much attention as Obama and Romney in the aftermath of the first presidential debate. How come? Was fowl play involved?Continue Big Bird: Fair or Fowl Play? By Michael Getler OCTOBER 11, 2012 * Ombudsman’s Note: This posting was updated on Friday, Oct. 12, to […]

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How Will the Health Law Impact Coverage for Immigrants?

Posted October 12, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

Non-citizens are three times more likely to be uninsured than U.S.-born residents, although they represent only 20 percent of the nation’s total uninsured. How will the health care reform law will impact this population? Here’s your primer. Continue The U.S. is home to more than 21 million immigrants who are not citizens, and for many of […]

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New Poll Reveals Stakes for Wednesday’s Debate

Posted October 1, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

Heading into Wednesday night’s debate, President Obama holds a narrow lead over Mitt Romney nationally and a more sizeable advantage in the battleground states that will ultimately decided the November election. According to the latest Washington Post/ABC News poll, the president is running ahead of his GOP rival, 49 percent to 47 percent, among likely […]

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New Wave of Polls Gives Obama the Advantage

Posted September 19, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

Whether you take the national view or go state-by-state, the polls all seem to show the same thing: President Obama has the advantage over Mitt Romney 48 days from Election Day. The latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released Tuesday showed the president leading nationally among likely voters, 50 percent to 45 percent. It’s the first time […]

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How the Medicaid Expansion Could Impact Your State

Posted July 9, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

It was a seemingly simple concept. The United States would inch closer to universal health care by expanding the Medicaid program to about 17 million low-income people. The federal government would pick up 100 percent of the tab for the expansion and force states to pay for 10 percent of the cost a few years […]

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What the Supreme Court Decision on Health Care Mean for You

Posted July 3, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

Declared constitutional, the Affordable Care Act will have immediate impact By Lani Luciano | June 29, 2012 Despite today’s drama, the Supreme Court’sdecision to uphold the Affordable Care Act may mean less for the future of universal health coverage than meets the eye, for two reasons: The upcoming election, not today’s ruling, will determine the health care […]

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House Committee Votes to Charge Attorney General with Contempt

Posted June 21, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

The House Oversight Committee passed judgment Wednesday on Attorney General Eric Holder, voting along party lines to recommend he be held in contempt by the full House when lawmakers consider the matter on the floor next week. The partisan snipe fest was mostly focused on Holder’s handling of documents and information tied to the botched […]

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Ohio in Spotlight as Obama, Romney Make Economic Pitch

Posted June 14, 2012 by Michael Cadenhead

Both men on the Nov. 6 presidential ballot will appeal to Ohio voters Thursday with events aimed at showcasing how each would be a better steward of the economy. Mitt Romney is punctuating his push with a television ad, keeping alive President Obama’s awkward remarks about the private sector from Friday. The new ad features […]

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