Of 10 of the closest Senate contests this year, seven are in states that Obama lost in 2012. And Republicans are heavily favored to replace retiring Senate Democrats in Montana, South Dakota and West Virginia. Republicans need to pick up six seats to gain a Senate majority for the first time since 2006. The White House said Obama conducted 14 radio interviews over the past two days, virtually all of them with urban radio stations with largely African-American audiences. The chats were designed to get voters to cast their ballots and aired in some of the main battleground states, including Pennsylvania, Florida, Illinois and Michigan. He gave interviews to four stations in North Carolina where Democratic Sen.
Obama visits, polls open – The Temple News
You have to ask yourself whos going to be fighting for you. In his introduction speech for Obama, Wolf discussed what he said were three main issues in the election: education, jobs and inclusion. We need to be fully funding our schools, Wolf said. After the speeches, Wolf told The Temple News how he planned to increase funding for public higher education. He said additional funding could come from a 5 percent severance tax on natural gas extraction, which could raise hundreds of millions of dollars for education. Wolf also discussed the need for colleges and universities to implement more business education and techniques in the classroom, which he said could help create jobs. One of the things I think we need to do a better job of is connecting basic research, in the classroom, on the hard drives, in the universities all across Pennsylvania, with businesses and the private sector, Wolf said. [And] bring some ways of maybe tying funding for higher education to how well the universitys doing in connecting those two things. Wolf mentioned his service as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for York College, touting the fact that its tuition was lower than Pennsylvania State University.
Obama to Visit China, Myanmar, Australia Next Week – ABC News
View photo Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, pictured on April 15, 2014 in Paris (AFP Photo/Pierre Andrieu) Washington (AFP) – US President Barack Obama will meet Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in Yangon on November 14, during a six-day trip that also includes stops in China and Australia, the White House said Tuesday. Earlier in the November 12-14 Myamar stop, Obama will participate in a US-ASEAN Summit in Nay Pi Taw, where a bilateral meeting with Myanmar president Thein Sein is planned, the statement said. Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party is favored in upcoming legislative elections at the end of 2015, but the Myanmar constitution currently bars her from running for president. Last month, the parliament agreed to consider changing the constitution to allow her candidacy. Obama called the Myanmar president last week to underscore “the need for an inclusive and credible process for conducting the 2015 elections.” The government has promised the vote next year will be the freest in the country’s modern history after the military ceded direct power to a quasi-civilian government three years ago. Thein Sein has more.. surprised the international community in recent years with a number of dramatic reforms that have seen international sanctions removed as the country opens up to the world.
Obama to confront China’s Xi on cyber spying: U.S. officials – Yahoo News
While in China, Obama will attend the APEC Leaders Meeting and the APEC CEO Summit. In Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, Obama will attend the East Asia Summit and the U.S.-ASEAN Summit in the remote capital Naypyidaw and meet with President Thein Sein. In the main city of Yangon, Obama is scheduled to meet with Myanmar’s opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi (ahng sahn soo chee). Finally, in Brisbane, Australia, Obama will participate in the Group of 20 Leaders Summit. He’ll also deliver a speech on U.S. leadership in the Asia-Pacific.
Obama to meet Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar – Yahoo News
policy toward the Asia-Pacific region during stops next week in China, Burma and Australia. The itinerary includes a state visit with Chinese President Xi Jinping. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT While in China, Obama will attend the APEC Leaders Meeting and the APEC CEO Summit. In Burma, Obama will attend the East Asia Summit and the U.S.-ASEAN Summit in the remote capital Naypyidaw and meet with President Thein Sein. In the main city of Yangon, Obama is scheduled to meet with opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi. Finally, in Brisbane, Australia, Obama will participate in the Group of 20 Leaders Summit. He’ll also deliver a speech on U.S. leadership in the Asia-Pacific.
Obama to visit China, Burma, Australia next week | Fox News
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation last month said hackers it believes to be backed by the Chinese government recently launched more attacks on U.S. companies, a charge China rejected as unfounded. In May, the United States charged five Chinese military officers with hacking American firms, prompting China to shut down a bilateral working group on cybersecurity. Obama’s message to Xi will be that China, the worlds second largest economy after the United States, cannot continue seeking competitive advantage over other countries using methods that violate international norms, one of the officials said. China has denied the accusations.