Sunday, May 19, 2013
The live coverage is over, but replay the live blog to see what all the hype was about.
President Barack Obama gave the 129th commencement address speech on a wet and rainy Sunday afternoon, May 19th, at Morehouse College. Obama began his remarks to an excited yet wet crowd,most of whom had been seated as early as 6 am. at approximately 11:30 am. The sky opened just before the speech began, and the crowd was treated to a steady downpour throughout. Obama quipped that, “I would be out there with you, but the Secret Service gets nervous.” Obama was greeted with a big cheer when he emerged from a building adjacent to the stage with Morehouse College president John Silvanus Wilson, a former White House aide. The invocation was given by Rev. Raphael Warnock of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous church. …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Obama praised Decatur's pre-school programs during his visit on Thursday. Hundreds turned out to see the president.
Georgia may be a red state, but the City of Decatur really blew it out for President Obama on Thursday. About 500 loud, cheering supporters greeted the president in the Decatur Recreation Center gym shortly after he visited a city preschool--one that he said exemplified how early childhood education should work. Everybody wanted to see the chief executive. People lined the streets to watch his motorcade pass by on its way to the College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center and hundreds gathered outside the rec center. Some held signs to welcome Obama, others took him to task for allowing the use of drones in Afghanistan. Did you see the president? Did you make a sign to welcome him? Share your photos and video clips with your neighbors …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The city makes plans for the president, who will stop Thursday at the College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center before making remarks at the Decatur Recreation Center.
Willie Mae Browner won't go far to see President Obama during his Thursday visit to the College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC) in Decatur. She lives right next door, a fact not lost on friends and family in this heavily Democratic community. "Some of them want to spend the night," Browner said. "As many will get in as we can fit." Almost everybody in Decatur is buzzing over the president's visit. He'll arrive at Dobbins Air Force Base in Marietta in the late morning, stop at the Learning Center and make remarks at the Decatur Recreation Center before heading back to Washington in the afternoon. Decatur is a solidly Democratic town in Red State Georgia. Though the state went for Romney in the November election, Decatur …
Monday, February 11, 2013
He'll stop at College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center on Thursday.