Obama http://northernpublicradio.org en President Obama visits Colorado in wake of shooting http://northernpublicradio.org/post/president-obama-visits-colorado-wake-shooting <p>The scene was reverent at Sunday&#39;s vigil for the victims of Friday&#39;s mass shooting in Colorado. Applause broke out through the standing throngs as military personnel made their way to the front. Twelve lit candles were placed along the edge of a large metal sculpture in front of the crowd to honor the 12 who lost their lives at the Century 16 movie theater, as well-armed snipers stood on the tops of buildings nearby.</p> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 09:29:05 +0000 Mike Moen & NPR 15368 at http://northernpublicradio.org President Obama visits Colorado in wake of shooting GOP freshman gives qualified thumbs-up to President Obama http://northernpublicradio.org/post/gop-freshman-gives-qualified-thumbs-president-obama <p>Northern Illinois Congressman Adam Kinzinger says President Obama has &quot;been aggressive&quot; when protecting Americans from terrorism.&nbsp; The freshman Republican cites the Obama administration&#39;s increase in the use of drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen.&nbsp;</p><p>Kinzinger spoke a day after U.S. intelligence officials announced they foiled an alleged attempt to bomb a U.S.-bound airliner.&nbsp; But in an interview with WNIJ,&nbsp;Kinzinger stressed he has &quot;fundamental disagreements&quot; with the administration&#39;s handling of Afghanistan.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 09 May 2012 11:27:38 +0000 Dan Klefstad 11420 at http://northernpublicradio.org GOP freshman gives qualified thumbs-up to President Obama President's State-of-the-Union Address http://northernpublicradio.org/post/presidents-state-union-address <p>On Tuesday evening,&nbsp;President Obama&nbsp;delivers his State of the Union address.&nbsp;&nbsp;Facing into an election year, the President is expected to continue pushing Congress on his economic agenda.&nbsp;&nbsp;The GOP response will be given by Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels.&nbsp;&nbsp;WNIJ will&nbsp;have live coverage of the President&#39;s&nbsp;address, beginning at&nbsp;8pm.&nbsp; NPR&#39;s Melissa Block will host. &nbsp;She&#39;ll be joined in the studio by NPR National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson.</p> Mon, 23 Jan 2012 17:38:53 +0000 WNIJ 5882 at http://northernpublicradio.org President's State-of-the-Union Address