President Obama http://delmarvapublicradio.net en President Unveils Plan for Private Investment in Nation's Infrastructure http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/president-unveils-plan-private-investment-nations-infrastructure <p>WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - President Barack Obama traveled to Wilmington on Thursday and announced a new program to attract more private money to help pay to build new roads, bridges and highways around the nation.</p><p>The new program is designed to encourage collaboration between state and local governments and private-sector investors, expand the market for public-private partnerships and make greater use of federal credit programs.</p><p>Obama argued that the U.S. is losing its competitive edge to other countries that spend freely on infrastructure upgrades.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:38:49 +0000 Don Rush 57981 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net President Unveils Plan for Private Investment in Nation's Infrastructure President Obama Comes to Delaware http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/president-obama-comes-delaware <p>President Obama will be making a stop in Delaware at the I-495 bridge that has been closed for repairs after its support columns were found to be tilting.</p><p>The president’s trip is to highlight his effort to get more private sector investment in the country’s infrastructure.</p><p>Governor Jack Markell will also appear with the president.</p><p>The federal government is paying for part of the repairs on the bridge which state official ordered closed on an emergency basis.</p><p>Inspectors found no major problems with the bridge itself.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:38:24 +0000 Don Rush 57927 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net President Obama Comes to Delaware President to Make Appearance at Troubled I-495 Bridge http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/president-make-appearance-troubled-i-495-bridge <p>President Obama is scheduled to unveil an initiative for the Port of Wilmington against the backdrop of the I-495 Bridge whose support supports are being repaired.</p><p>The president is hoping to boost private investment for infrastructure.</p><p>But the White House initiative also comes just as the president is attempting to get congress to approve funding for the highway transportation trust fund.&nbsp;</p><p>Meanwhile, the $35 million emergency repair of the bridge across the Christiana Bridge has closed span since June 2.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:43:14 +0000 Don Rush 57783 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net President to Make Appearance at Troubled I-495 Bridge Writer Sonia Sanchez: Pioneer of the Black Arts Movement http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/writer-sonia-sanchez-pioneer-black-arts-movement <p>Sonia Sanchez is an author, playwright and poet, who has been in the forefront of the Black Arts Movement. She has been won a number of prestigious awards including the Robert Frost Medal and Langston Hughes Poetry Award.&nbsp; Her books include Homecoming, Homegirls and Handgrenades and Morning Haiku. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush spoke with her during an appearance on the campus of Salisbury University.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 15:18:37 +0000 Don Rush 50009 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Writer Sonia Sanchez: Pioneer of the Black Arts Movement Navy Yard Shooter Had Misconduct Problems (Update) http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/navy-yard-shooter-had-misconduct-problems-update <p><strong>Misconduct Problems</strong></p><p>WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. officials say the former Navy reservist who gunned down 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard had a string of misconduct problems during his nearly three years in the military, but he received an honorable discharge.</p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 13:12:43 +0000 Don Rush 41286 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Navy Yard Shooter Had Misconduct Problems (Update) Delmarva Democratic Delegation Lining up Behind the President on Syria http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/delmarva-democratic-delegation-lining-behind-president-syria <p>President Obama's address last night found Senator Ben Cardin pleased with his performance noting that Obama showed no signs of pushing for immediate action.</p><p>Cardin voted to for the resolution approved by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee authorizing military action.</p><p>Meanwhile, even before the President’s address his fellow Maryland Democrat Barbara Mikulski&nbsp; announced that she will support the President’s request to authorize air strikes against Syria.</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 14:05:06 +0000 Don Rush 40947 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Delmarva Democratic Delegation Lining up Behind the President on Syria Federal School Ratings Questioned by Delaware Congressman http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/federal-school-ratings-questioned-delaware-congressman <p>Congressman John Carney says he is concern about the new rating system that is being proposed by President Obama…that would rate colleges based on affordability and performance and would ultimately determine how federal financial aid is disbursed.</p><p>The Delaware Democrat was meeting with representatives from the state’s public and private colleges and universities yesterday.</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 14:54:56 +0000 Don Rush 39924 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Federal School Ratings Questioned by Delaware Congressman President Addresses Sexual Assault in Military During Naval Academy Graduation http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/president-addresses-sexual-assault-military-during-naval-academy-graduation <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - President Barack Obama says sexual assault threatens the "trust and discipline" that makes the U.S. military strong and respected.</p><p>Speaking at the U.S. Naval Academy commencement ceremony, Obama urged new graduates to exhibit honor and courage in tackling incidents of sexual assault as they assume leadership positions in the military.</p> Fri, 24 May 2013 16:17:58 +0000 Don Rush 34774 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net President Addresses Sexual Assault in Military During Naval Academy Graduation GOP Delegate Predicts Big Win For Romney in November http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/gop-delegate-predicts-big-win-romney-november <P>Bonnie Luna,,&nbsp;an alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention, says she is hopeful her party's nominee Mitt Romney will win big in November against President Obama. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush talked with her about the campaign.</P> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 13:14:24 +0000 Don Rush 19949 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net GOP Delegate Predicts Big Win For Romney in November President Visits Baltimore For Fundraisers http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/president-visits-baltimore-fundraisers <p>BALTIMORE (AP) - President Barack Obama is visiting the Baltimore area for two&nbsp;fundraisers.</p><p>Obama is expected to attend a lunch at the Owings Mills home of a real estate developer Tuesday and later speak at a fundraiser at the Hyatt Regency Hotel at the Inner Harbor.</p><p>Tickets for the lunch event at the home of developer Josh Fidler cost from $10,000 to $50,000. Tickets for the event downtown will range from $250 to $10,000 and organizers hope to raise $1 million.</p> Tue, 12 Jun 2012 12:30:56 +0000 Don Rush 14719 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net