President Barack Obama has shown a commitment to improving education in his presidency, talking it up in his address to the joint sessions of Congress as ‘absolutely critical to our economic future.’ This is exactly what Obama’s strongest constituency, America’s youth, wants to hear.
These days, it’s not just your friends that can let you know what they are up to via Twitter. The political world also wants to get in on the action ‘- and win your vote. Some Boston mayoral candidates, legislators and even President Barack Obama have Twitter accounts, all with thousands of followers.
Whenever there is a snowstorm in Boston, as there was Monday, city of Boston officials urge those who need to get around the city to use public transportation. Even when Mother Nature is not wreaking havoc on the daily commute, the T is the only method of transportation for many students and residents of Boston because owning a car in the city is pointless, and taking taxis gets too expensive.
In January 2007, Harvard University announced that its expansion into the Allston-Brighton neighborhood would be a process that could take up to 50 years, and many Allston residents vehemently protested what they said was a drawn-out invasion of their community. Now, after getting its way to build in Allston, Harvard has decided that it can go ahead and slow construction of its new Allston campus.
Congressional Republicans may have just narrowly failed to defeat President Barack Obama’s $787 billion stimulus package, but now they are more determined than ever to fight Obama on his $3.6 trillion budget proposal. One particular aspect of the budget that has Republicans so upset is Obama’s proposal to raise taxes on those making over $250,000 a year.