Stories tagged: "Barack Obama"


Cows graze at a farm near Blanchardville. (Photo © Andy Manis)
Wisconsin Farmers Hope for a ‘Level Playing Field’ as Biden Administration Considers Reviving Organic Rules Trump Killed

A rule written under the Obama administration would have been a boon to small organic farms, but the Trump administration killed it. Now Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack might bring the rule back.

Local, state, and federal officials attend a groundbreaking for a new all-electric bus rapid transit line in Milwaukee. The new nine-mile service will reduce carbon emissions, but it is also intended to fight racial disparities by connecting people in disadvantaged communities to jobs, schools, and health care between Milwaukee's lakefront and Wauwatosa. (Photo by Jonathon Sadowski)
Milwaukee Aims to Fight Disparities, Reduce Emissions With All-Electric Bus Line

Milwaukee’s new bus rapid transit line will use all-electric buses and provide quicker access to work, education, and health care for disadvantaged city residents.

Deb Dassow, chairwoman of the Ozaukee County Democratic Party, gives a tour of the party's first-ever field office several days before Election Day in downtown Grafton. (Photo by Jonathon Sadowski)
Democrats Are Gaining Ground in Wisconsin’s ‘WOW’ Counties

How the least-populous county near Milwaukee is making incremental changes.

As Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee climb the Capitol stairs, protesters with the “Handmaids Brigade” protest outside the U.S. Capitol, last Thursday in Washington, D.C. The committee voted to confirm the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court at the hearing, with the full U.S. Senate scheduled to vote on the nomination Monday night. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Baldwin: Everyone Knows Barrett Is a Vote to Kill Roe v. Wade

Senator pulls no punches on Barrett nomination. Johnson to vote in favor, and draws an early challenger for re-election.

President Obama delivers his 2020 DNC speech in support of Joe Biden.
READ: The Full Transcript of President Obama’s DNC 2020 Speech Last Night

President Obama delivered a powerful speech on the third night of the 2020 DNC. In it, he called out President Trump's handling of everything from police brutality to the pandemic, making the case for a Biden-Harris ticket.

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Former President Obama Addresses George Floyd’s Killing for First Time on Camera: How to Stream Live

The Wednesday address will be a part of the former president’s “My Brother’s Keeper Alliance Town Hall” series.

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Why Obama’s 2020 Commencement Speech Means So Much to High School Seniors

Obama’s office acknowledged that requests for him to speak played a role in his decision to address graduating seniors.