Tag Archive for Barack Obama

[OPINION] Coming Tuesday (Hopefully): The State of the Union’s Economy

If you’re sitting in the well of the House when a president gives a State of the Union address (as I’ve had the privilege of doing five times), the hardest part is on the knees. You’re required to stand and applaud every applause line, which means, if you’re in the cabinet or an elected official of the president’s party, an extraordinary amount of standing and sitting.

Seal a Deal or Heal for Real?

Hoping to finalize his signature domestic policy initiative before he delivers his first State of the Union address in a few short weeks, President Barack Obama sat down with top Democratic leaders from Capitol Hill at the White House on Wednesday.

Students Watch History Being Made

  Students Watch History Being Made — Third, fourth and fifth grade students of St. John the Apostle School watched the swearing in of President Barack Obama Tuesday.  The rest of the 366 students viewed this historical event in other…

Students Watch History Unfold

  On Tuesday, fifth graders at Roosevelt School in Rahway crowded into the school library to watch live coverage of the Presidential Swearing-in Ceremony and Inaugural Address. Students sat quietly as the watched President Barack Obama place his hand on…

Green Stimulus

By Kathleen Rogers A massive stimulus package of nearly $600 billion holds promise for the economy, and could mean more federal spending on infrastructure and energy efficiency projects. An estimated $400 billion in that bill will repair lots of bridges…

Early Election

Early Election—Election Day came a week early at Grover Cleveland School in Rahway. Faculty and students participated in a mock election. Students in Ms. Burke and Ms. Bechelli’s class worked the polls, as students in the school voted online for…