Monday, February 11, 2013
Do you think the president’s address will be a unifying one that will help move the country forward?
Monday, February 11
Advanced information from the various news organizations indicates that President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday will be different to his inaugural address last month. According to ABC News, it is expected to focus primarily on jobs and the economy and will outline new initiatives. He is, however, expected to touch on immigration, gun violence and climate change. ABC News reports that new initiatives will call for more spending to get the economy moving, but the spending is expected to be modest and will likely be offset by spending cuts elsewhere. What are you looking for in the president’s speech and what do you think he could say to help unify the country?
Sunday, January 20, 2013
A rundown with dates and times for the 2013 inauguration.
Sunday is a big day for Falcon fans, but it's also an eventful day for our country as President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden participate in the 57th Presidential Inauguration ceremony scheduled for Jan. 20 at 8:15 a.m. From a parade, two swearing-in ceremonies to glitzy balls, the next few days will be packed with presidential pomp. Do you plan on watching the events? SUNDAY, JANUARY 20 Vice President Biden’s Official Swearing-In Location: Naval Observatory Start Time: 8:15 a.m. ET President Obama’s Official Swearing-In Location: White House - Blue Room Start Time: 11:55 a.m. ET Historically, Inaugural Ceremonies are not held on a Sunday because Courts and other public institutions are not open. This year, in accordance with …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Assault rifles should not be banned, private investigator says.
Fong Dong, a customer of Tucker Gun, owns four handguns, a shotgun, and a rifle. So does he object to the proposals President Obama unveiled on Wednesday? Well, yes and no. "With great power comes great responsibility," Dong told Patch outside the store this afternoon. "I know I'm quoting Spiderman, but it's true." Dong, who worked for CBS Atlanta and is now a private investigator, said he is not a member of the NRA because he does not believe in everything they do. "But I am a bit of a collector. I'm interested in weapons for historical reasons. Gunpowder, cannon, all that," he said. He likes to shoot targets, but does not hunt. Assault rifles should not be banned, Dong believes, because a high capacity handgun can be just as deadly. "…
Friday, December 28, 2012
The two companies have joined forces to urge Congress to “Come Together” before tax hikes and spending cuts push America over the “fiscal cliff.”
On any given day, Tucker and Washington, D.C., might seem like they’re a million miles apart. Today is not one of those days. As Congress and President Barack Obama attempt to hash out differences to stop America from falling over the “Fiscal Cliff,” Patch and Starbucks are teaming up to urge Republicans and Democrats to “come together.” The two companies are working together to make sure Congress gets the message America wants a viable solution to the country’s financial woes. The so-called Fiscal Cliff encompasses all of the budget cuts and tax hikes that will automatically kick in if Congress doesn’t take action before Jan. 1, 2013. Some economists say the automatic changes will push the country into another recession. The White House …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
We’d like to hear from you on how the possible tax hikes would impact your family right here in Tucker.
With New Year’s just around the corner, all eyes are turning to Washington, D.C., where lawmakers are working to prevent America from falling off the so-called fiscal cliff. That cliff, according to the Huffington Post, is the automatic activation of budget cuts and tax hikes that will kick in on Jan. 1, 2013, if something isn’t done to prevent them. As it stands right now, no agreement has been reached between the Democrats and Republicans to prevent the financial changes from occurring. Some economists say the budget cuts and tax hikes will catapult America back into another recession. President Barack Obama is cutting his holiday vacation short, according to the Post, and is returning to Washington to try and work out a deal. …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Patch's top 10 headlines of the day from around metro Atlanta for Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012.
Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012
Friday, June 29, 2012
Georgia's governor says the state may delay taking any steps to comply with the Affordable Health Care Act until after the November election. Take our poll and let us what you think.
5 pm - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal put out a release expressing disappointment in the ruling and called it "a huge setback for fiscal sanity and personal liberty." State Attorney General Sam Olens joined Deal in calling for Congress to repeal the law, and Deal hinted at a news conference that Georgia is unlikely to take steps to implement the law until after the November election. 3:53 pm - A Sandy Springs physical therapist talks about why she supports today's Supreme Court ruling, for personal and professional reasons. 3:37 pm - The NPR website has posted a copy of the Supreme Court's decision, complete with reporters' notes explaining the legal logic behind the ruling. 3:10 pm - People in and around Decatur weigh in on the court's decision…
Monday, January 24, 2011
President's State Of The Union watch party in Tucker is open to all
President Barack Obama will speak to both houses of Congress tonight to outline his plans for the next two years and for what he hopes will be a second term in office. Organizing For America, a project of the Democratic National Committee, is arranging viewing parties for the event all across the country, and Tucker will have its own at the home of supporter Robert Bryant. Jeremy Bird, Deputy Director for OFA in Georgia, said in an e-mail: "Folks at the Tucker watch party won't just hear from the President and connect with fellow supporters -- they'll also help plan the next steps for OFA GA. After the speech, volunteers will participate in brief strategy sessions to plan local action, and we need your ideas." The party will take place…