Marquette Wire

Obama delivers impassioned State of the Union

Jason Kurtyka

February 14, 2013

Fresh off an electoral victory and entering his second term, President Barack Obama declared “there is much progress to report” as he addressed Congress in his annual State of the Union Address Tuesday. Obama’s sp...

Young voters still like Obama, but not voting

Allison Kruschke

May 1, 2012

As President Barack Obama makes the rounds to college campuses in North Carolina, Iowa and Colorado to mobilize young voters, a recent Gallup poll shows that his overwhelming support from young people may not translate into votes. According...

Obama addresses Milwaukee at Laborfest

Tony DiZinno

September 7, 2010

In his second Labor Day address in Milwaukee in the last three years, President Barack Obama sounded a lot like the candidate that was here in 2008. Obama’s near 40-minute speech at Laborfest at the Henry W. Maier Festival Grounds largely f...

OVBIAGELE: Obama jump-starts nuclear reduction

Emil Ovbiagele

April 13, 2010

After the Cold War, U.S. presidents tried to paint a picture perfect world, free from fear of nuclear wars and attacks. Ronald Reagan first began this movement by working to reduce America’s and Russia’s nuclear arsena...

OVBIAGELE: Israel: End victim stance and start peace talks

Emil Ovbiagele

March 23, 2010

Last week, Israel threw caution and rationality to the wind when its officials announced new settlement constructions in the disputed territory of east Jerusalem. The announcement came during U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's v...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Pass agreed-upon health care points through Congress

March 2, 2010

President Barack Obama’s Feb. 25 health care summit was not successful to say the least. The only accomplishment? Congress agreed that they disagree. That, and the civilized disagreement was broadcast for public viewing unlike...

OVBIAGELE: Obama: Hello Dalai Lama!

Emil Ovbiagele

March 2, 2010

Last month, President Obama was faced with a slimy situation. The Dalai Lama was to visit the White House, and China frowned upon it. China urged the United States to cancel the meeting between the leader of the free w...