Posts Tagged ‘O’Bama’

‘How’m I doin’?’ in Late Life Is What Needs to Get Out There!

Written by Bette Dewing on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

bette dewing My back is killing me. But before you ask, “What happened?” please offer some words of empathy and understanding. That little-known “rule” has general application. Preventing aching backs and most physical woes demands that we stand up every 20 minutes or so and move around. For some, age-related problems and waning strength make that difficult [&hellip
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Lady Smarts: How to…Post in a Post-Hurricane/Election World

Written by Meredith Russo on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive

Via Flickr/textilesdiva It’s been an exhausting couple of weeks. You were evacuated. You lost power – in all senses of the word – for so long that you debated eating your pumpkin-scented candle and only source of light or heat. You saw cars floating by and started imagining yourself with the Waterworld-inspired cornrows of Spring Break 1996. [&hellip
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UES Prof’s Book on Obama’s Language of Inclusion

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

Layout 1 Like many members of the engaged electorate, Upper East Side resident Ian Reifowitz has been listening closely to what President Barack Obama has been saying since he launched his run for office in 2007. But while others listen for content, Reifowitz has been analyzing the specific language choices the president has made, and he’s just [&hellip
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Is America Ready for Democratic Elections?

Written by Josh Rogers on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, Politics, West Side Spirit

josh A realistic way to disarm the electoral college, so every voter has a voice New Yorkers just don’t thank the one percenters enough. Of course the wealthiest seldom get thanked at all. It’s not at all surprising given their not-so-flattering name was coined by their opponents, Occupy Wall Street But regardless of whether you think [&hellip
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Protesters Show Up Outside Romney Hamptons Fundraiser, Condemn His “Koch Problem”

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, Politics

Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney appeared at three private fundraising events in the Hamptons this past weekend, raising a total of approximately $3 million, and causing quite a stir among protesters. Billionaire David Koch hosted one of these notable fundraisers at his shorefront home, reports ABC News. Oil tycoon Koch has come to be known as [&hellip
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5 Foolproof Schemes to Bypass Security at Obama’s Big Fundraisers

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, NY Press Exclusive, Our Town Downtown

Photo by Llima By Paul Bisceglio   Obama knows how to attract star power. Though his opponents accuse him of spending more time as a celebrity than a politician, the President continues to enjoy the limelight as the guest of honor at super high profile fundraisers organized for him by some of America’s most famous. In February actor [&hellip
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Hillary Could Be Romney Dragonslayer

Written by Our Town on . Posted in Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

alan There are some interesting clues to insider politics. Clinton has announced that she is not interested in serving another term. She says she will not campaign for the president. Her husband, Bill, says he wishes his wife would run for the top job. The woman who replaced Clinton in the Senate, Kirsten Gillibrand, says she [&hellip
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Local Politicians React to President Obama’s Support of Same-Sex Marriage

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Breaking News

Mayor Michael Bloomberg  “This is a major turning point in the history of American civil rights. No American president has ever supported a major expansion of civil rights that has not ultimately been adopted by the American people – and I have no doubt that this will be no exception. The march of freedom that has sustained [&hellip
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Citing rising costs, Healthy NY closes its rolls

Written by admin on . Posted in Breaking News

ny1 Laura Nahmias reports this morning: As the U.S. Supreme Court weighs whether to keep or toss parts of President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare reform law, New York is confronting its own potential crisis over health costs. Healthy New York, the 12-year-old insurance program for individuals and small businesses, does not have enough money to cover [&hellip
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