President Barack Obama, responding to the explosions at the Boston Marathon, says the United States does not know "who did this or why" but vowed that whoever is responsible "will feel the full weight of justice."
The President's budget proposes $1.2 million for Savannah harbor expansion. That's a small fraction of the project's $650 million total cost and the $100 million that state officials were expecting in the budget documents presented Wednesday. States are racing to deepen their harbors for bigger ships.
President Barack Obama says he wants to make preschool available to all 4-year-olds, a vast expansion of existing early childhood education programs. He says that education has to start at the earliest possible age.
A crowd at the King Center in Atlanta watched as President Obama took the oath of office for his second term. Two of them were men who participated in the Memphis sanitation workers strike in 1968.They couldn’t help but link Martin Luther King Junior’s work to the inaugural festivities.
A bus caravan organized by the Farmworker Association of Florida and 6 other immigration advocate groups stopped in Atlanta today/yesterday (Tuesday) on their way to march in Washington. The group plans to call on the Obama administration and Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform.
Detention Watch Network, a coalition of groups opposed to current immigration policies, is calling on President Obama to close 10 detention centers across the country. Two of what the Network calls the “worst of the worst” are in Georgia.
Some undocumented young people in Georgia remain skeptical about an order issued by Pres. Obama last week that could spare them from deportation. They say the government has reneged on similar reprieves in the past.
Tuesday is the deadline for public comments in a plan to deepen Savannah's harbor from 42 to 47 feet. Supporters and opponents of the project have been picking over the massive proposal and have different conclusions for federal officials who'll make a final yes-or-no decision later this year. The US Army Corps of Engineers spent 14 years studying plans to deepen the Savannah harbor.
Ft. Stewart soldiers and their families turned out in force to see their commander-in-chief. President Obama spoke to a crowd of thousands at the Army post near Savannah. He also signed an executive order aimed at preventing colleges from fraudulently marketing to veterans. First Lady Michelle Obama joined the President on the brief Georgia visit.