Barack Obama

Harvest Public Media
5:19 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Years in the Making, New Farm Bill Becomes Law

President Obama signs the Agriculture Act of 2014 as members of Congress and the Cabinet look on.
Credit Courtesy Stephen Carmody/Michigan Radio

President Barack Obama signed the new farm bill into law Friday at Michigan State University in East Lansing, ending years of negotiations and wrangling.

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Asks Businesses Top Concerns
2:39 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Galesburg Chamber Survey Ahead of Presidential Visit

The Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce is reaching out to area businesses ahead of  President Obama’s visit to Knox College on Wednesday.

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November 2012
2:47 pm
Sat December 1, 2012

In The Tri States

A look back at the top stories and features from the Tri States Public Radio news department from November 2012.  

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Campaign Trails – October 24
2:11 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Foreign Policy in the Presidential Election

This week on Campaign Trails, Political Science Professor Vin Auger of Western Illinois University talked about this week’s foreign policy debate between Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

Auger said there was very little difference between the two on many of the issues that were brought up. He said Romney agreed with the president’s policies regarding drone strikes, the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, and more.

Auger was surprised to hear so much consensus.

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Campaign Trails – October 17
3:12 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Campaigning vs Governing

Rich Egger

This week on Campaign Trails, Janna Deitz and Keith Boeckelman talk about the differences between campaigning for president and governing as president.

Boeckelman is Chair of the Western Illinois University Political Science Department. Deitz teaches in the department, and she spent much of the past year in Washington DC participating in the American Political Science Association’s Congressional Fellowship Program. As part of the program, Deitz served in office of US Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), giving her a first-hand look at how Congress works.

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