DENVER– As anticipated, President Obama this morning detailed his plan to use an executive order to ease the burden of student loan debt that presently presses down on tens of millions of Americans. Speaking in shirt sleeves and drawing on his own struggles with student debt as a young man, husband and father, Obama told the energized crowd in an event center hall on the downtown university Auraria Campus that he was determined for the foreseeable future to act wherever possible to relieve economic distress in the country without going through the gridlocked Congress.
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They say if you don’t like Colorado’s weather, just wait a few minutes. Sometimes the same can be said of its politics. In Aspen, the partisan winds have been blowing from right to left recently. One moment Texas Gov. Rick Perry is stumping in front of a room full of Republican fat cats for a potential presidential bid. The next thing you know first lady Michelle Obama is kicking off her shoes and wiggling her toes in Aspen Skiing Co. Managing Partner Jim Crown’s lawn, raising money for her husband’s 2012 campaign.
As efforts to reduce school bullying reach the White House, Coloradans take leadership roles.
First lady Michelle Obama and her daughters Malia and Sasha are skiing Vail Mountain today, according to several sources and local reports. President Barack Obama reportedly did not accompany his family to Vail for the Presidents Day Weekend.
Gawker called out 4Chan.org’s notorious /b/ message board for singling out an 11 year old YouTuber and posting her personal info on the web. The girl was eventually placed under police protection. The 4Chan users then declared war on…
Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama broke into tears in front of a crowd of 25,000 at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte as he broke the news that his grandmother Madelyn Dunham had died Sunday night in Hawaii. “She was a quiet hero,” Obama said of the woman who raised him as a young boy. On the eve of the election, wiping tears from his cheeks, Obama told the crowd, “In just one more day, we have the opportunity to honor all those quiet heroes all across America.”
Step back in time to the distant past of late August.
Barely six and a half weeks ago, the Democratic National Convention had just concluded on an historic high note, the polls were tied, and we’d never heard of Troopergate, aerial wolf killing, John McCain was running an honorable campaign and the economy hadn’t yet locked up.
Colorado Governor Bill Ritter is pretty chummy with the Barack Obama campaign, and spoke at his latest Colorado campaign stop in Westminster.
Now, Ritter has sent an e-mail to Obama’s listserv, reminding supporters to register to vote. The missive, entitled “It’s close in Colorado” was sent out around 5 p.m. on Wednesday.