President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama

FDA Launches Recalled Food Website

by Julie Curtis04/20/11

Are you eyeing that recently purchased jar of peanut butter a little suspiciously, wondering whether or not it's safe to eat? You might want to do some computer research before you break the container's seal. The Food and Drug Administration has launched a new website that compiles food recall notices and allows consumers to search by product brand name and product description, as well as the reason for the recall and the firm doing the recalling.

The recently launched site also includes images of each product label, as well as links to press releases on each recall (usually

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Stamford Teen Rubs Elbows With Nation’s Leaders

by Felicia Hunter03/17/11

Steven Lee of Stamford has a new philosophy: “You can’t win unless you take the risk of losing.”

“I’ve been living by that lately,” said Steve, who, along with 103 other high school students from across the country, received those words of wisdom from U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., while visiting the nation’s capital.

The group also met with CIA Director Leon Panetta, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, a number of congressmen and President Obama. “It was incredible,” Steve said of his weeklong trip to Washington, D.C., as a United States Senate

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No Child Left Behind Needs Revamping, Obama Says

by Felicia Hunter03/15/11

Revamping No Child Left Behind could mean that Stamford and other school districts in Connecticut would not be labeled “in need of improvement,” President Barack Obama said Monday. The president is calling on Congress to “fix” the law by the beginning of the next school year.

“We need to make sure we’re graduating students who are ready for college and a career,” the president said in remarks at a Virginia middle school. “In the 21st century, it’s not enough to leave no child behind. We need to help every child get ahead.  We need to get every

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Obama Declares Snow Disaster in Fairfield County

by Alexandra Corbett03/04/11

Cities and towns across the state will soon see a sign of snow relief after President Obama announced federal disaster aid Thursday night.

With back-to-back snowstorms that dumped record setting totals, Obama said he would make funds available to reimburse seven counties that dealt with the Jan. 11 and 12 storms. It includes Fairfield, New Haven, Hartford, New London, Litchfield, Tolland, together with Tribal Lands of Mashantucket Pequot and the Mohegan Tribal Nations in New London County.

Budgets across Fairfield County have been stretched by snow-removal costs. Federal

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Federal Support Offered in Areas Hit by Storm

by Felicia Hunter02/03/11

Think the weather’s rough in Fairfield County this week? In Cheyenne, Wyo., the temperature plummeted to 9 degrees below zero. In Chicago, 59,000 people were without power. In Oklahoma, health officials logged a record number of injuries from weather-related falls. The weather’s so harsh, even President Obama took time out Wednesday to discuss it with officials.

Connecticut was among 13 states to which Federal Emergency Management Agency support personnel were deployed Wednesday morning. That and other information about the treacherous winter storm that swept through 30 states

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Obama Praises Work of Stamford Native Lieberman

by Felicia Hunter01/19/11

President Obama paused Wednesday to acknowledge and praise U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman on his retirement. In a brief statement released by the White House, Obama congratulated the Stamford native on "an extraordinary career in public service."

"Joe has spent four decades fighting for what he believes in on behalf of the people of Connecticut," Obama said. "From cracking down on polluters and deadbeat dads as Connecticut's attorney general to his years of work defending our nation's security on the Armed Services and Homeland Security Committees to his relentless efforts in recent

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Obama Rallies Crowd for Dems

by Greg Canuel10/30/10

Russell Simmons needed only seven words to whip 10,000 people into a frenzy: "The president is now in the building." The hip-hop mogul was the master of ceremonies for President Obama's visit to the Arena at Harbor Yard on Saturday. A capacity crowd filled the arena to hear Obama stump for fellow Democrats Jim Himes, Richard Blumenthal and Dan Malloy.

"We've got a lot of work to do in the next few years, and we need to work together, Democrats and Republicans, to get it done," Obama said. "Frankly, I need to see some cooperation on the other side."

The thousands that attended

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Love for Prez Comes With Request

by Felicia Hunter09/17/10

There was a lot of love for President Barack Obama among a group of youngsters who ventured from their Tresser Boulevard apartment building to see his motorcade pass by Thursday night.

"I came out because I love President Obama," said Ashley Quezeda, 9.

"I love him so much because he's the best president in the world," said Jesse Quezada, 7.

"I love Obama because he's the president and I just came out wet with my sneakers," said Shaynna Yarrow, 9.

Even moms Peggy Yarrow and Zoila Quezeda expressed their love for the president.

"I love the president very

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Obama Pulls in Dems for Blumenthal

by Felicia Hunter09/16/10

A Who's Who of Stamford's Democratic leaders attended the fundraiser for Richard Blumenthal that brought President Obama to the city Thursday night, including gubernatorial candidate and former Mayor Dan Malloy, state Sen. Andrew McDonald, and state Reps. Carlo Leone, William Tong and Patricia "Billie" Miller. Mayor Michael Pavia was among a smattering of Republicans joining the crowd.

Miller gave the invocation at the event, which attracted more than 300 and was expected to add $400,000 to Attorney General Blumenthal's coffers for his U.S. Senate run.

Malloy offered remarks,

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Onlookers Brave Storm for Obama

by Felicia Hunter09/16/10

Eight-year-old Alyssa Guilmette's face blossomed when asked why she was waiting to see President Obama. "He's the president of the United States," Alyssa said. Her mom, Carla, said, "Coming to see the president, it's exciting."

The two were among dozens waiting under threatening skies – and at one point, a torrential downpour — near Tresser Boulevard and Greyrock Place for a chance to see Obama's motorcade Thursday evening. The president spoke at a fundraiser for Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, who's running for the U.S. Senate.

Tom Pocevic and Doug

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