OSLO, Norway (AP) — Former U.S. President Barack Obama took a swipe at President Donald Trump's attitude to the environment Wednesday, saying the world needs "political and social commitment" to achieve sustainability. "Unfortunately we have a U.S administration that deals differently around these issues," he said to laughter from the audience as he addressed business leaders in the Norwegian capital of Oslo. In a wide-ranging talk, Obama outlined the need for a higher global focus on the environment, greater diversity in business, and backed using technology to solve global problems. "The single highest priority that I see globally at this point is the issue of environmental sustainability," he said, adding that the 2015 Paris Agreement's global climate targets were "a first step in the right direction. But only the first step." He said environmental sustainability would only come when leaders adopted new technologies. "But that takes political and social commitment that right … [Read more...] about Barack Obama takes swipe at Trump’s attitude on environment
Former President Barack Obama will be in Philadelphia on Friday campaigning for Gov. Tom Wolf and Sen. Bob Casey as they run for reelection this fall. Obama will appear at a rally held at the Dell Music Center, 2400 Strawberry Mansion Drive, and tickets will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets will become available starting Tuesday at noon, but must be acquired in person at a Pennsylvania Democratic Party office. Here are the offices that will have tickets: • 3900 Hamilton Blvd. Suite 101, Allentown, PA 18103• 714 N Bethlehem Pike Suite 200, Ambler, PA 19002• Scott Wallace for Congress, 80 North Main St., Doylestown, PA 18901• 631 Pottstown Pike Exton, PA 19341• 6817 Germantown Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19119• 1501-17 N Broad St. Philadelphia, PA 19102• 4409 Chestnut St. Philadelphia, PA 19104• 434 Walnut St. Reading, PA 19601• 130 S State Rd, Upper Darby, PA 19082According to KYW, the … [Read more...] about Here’s how to get tickets to Barack Obama’s Philly visit in support of Bob Casey, Tom Wolf
Juana Summers and Marc Levy, Associated Press Updated 8:23 am CDT, Monday, September 17, 2018 FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2018, photo, former President Barack Obama speaks as he campaigns in support of Ohio gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray in Cleveland. Another political test in the coming week for Obama as the former president tries to boost Democratic candidates and party enthusiasm without also motivating President Donald Trump's supporters as the November elections near. less FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2018, photo, former President Barack Obama speaks as he campaigns in support of Ohio gubernatorial candidate Richard Cordray in Cleveland. Another political test in the coming week for ... more Photo: David Dermer, AP Photo: David Dermer, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this Sept. 13, … [Read more...] about Barack Obama’s return: good or bad for Democrats?
Former President Barack Obama will be in Philadelphia this week campaigning for Gov. Tom Wolf and Sen. Bob Casey as they run for reelection this fall. Obama is slated to appear in North Philadelphia on Friday, Sept. 21, though the exact location and time (it will be in the afternoon) have not been publicly announced. Friday evening Obama will attend a fundraiser for Casey. Obama also is scheduled to stop in Cleveland and New York, among other areas, in support of Democratic candidates in the midterm elections. Obama's visit to Philadelphia coincides with Donald Trump Jr.'s visit to Hershey, also this Friday, where he will attend a state Republican fundraiser as the keynote speaker. In the Philadelphia area, Democrats are hoping to flip four U.S. House seats and more than 12 state legislative seats on the ballot. Casey and Wolf are currently leading the polls for their respective races. Follow Marielle & PhillyVoice on Twitter: @mariellemondon | @thePhillyVoiceFacebook: … [Read more...] about Barack Obama visiting Philadelphia this week to support Bob Casey, Tom Wolf
POLITICS 09/13/2018 11:12 pm ET “Take off your bedroom slippers, put on your marching shoes," the former president said at a rally in Cleveland. By Nick Visser Former President Barack Obama urged voters to head to the polls this November in an impassioned speech in Cleveland on Thursday night, chastising his successor and Republican leadership as out of touch and indifferent to the plights of Americans. “On November 6 we have a chance to restore some sanity to our politics,” Obama, speaking at a rally for Ohio gubernatorial candidate Richard Corday and other Democrats, said. “We can tip the balance of power back to the American people. Because you are the only check on bad policy. You’re the only real check on abuses of power, it’s you and your vote. And that is why I’m here.” “I need you to come through. But more importantly, the country needs you to come through.” After a period of relative silence and … [Read more...] about Barack Obama Tells Democrats: ‘I Need You To Come Through’ In November