Barack Obama

Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. Denise Ilitch, CEO of Ilitch Enterprises. Rod Alberts, executive director of the Detroit Auto Dealers Association and Michigan Matters host Carol Cain pose for a photo. (credit: Maximillian Boudreaux)

‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Of Tigers, Obama And The Road Ahead

Why didn’t President Barack Obama attend the North American International Auto Show which just completed its annual run with over 803,000 visitors attending the iconic event at Cobo Center?

01/29/2015

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White House To Provide Enhanced State Of The Union On The Web, Social Media

The White House website will provide a “river of content” along with a live stream of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address.

CBS Detroit–01/20/2015

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Local Colleges Praise Obama’s Plan For Education Assistance

Jim Jacobs, president of Macomb Community College, said that a college degree is no longer optional in today’s workplace.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/11/2015

President Obama speaks in at a Ford assembly plant in Wayne. (credit: Jeff Gilbert/WWJ)

Michigan Republicans: Obama Taking Credit For Auto Revival

Party Chair Bobby Schostak says it was the hardworking men and women who design, build and sell cars made that happen.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/08/2015

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: U.S. President Barack Obama answers questions while meeting with members of the National Governors Association executive committee January 6, 2015 in Washington, DC. Obama met with the members of the NGA to discuss a range of issues. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Obama Tells Autoworkers: ‘America Rooting For Motor City’

He says the city “still faces some long challenges,” but is “coming back” and that the country wants “the Motor City strong.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/07/2015

President Obama speaks in at a Ford assembly plant in Wayne. (credit: Jeff Gilbert/WWJ)

President Obama Promotes Auto Industry Bailout As A Policy That Worked

Speaking in Wayne, Obama praised the 2009 federal auto bailout, calling it a success story that shows government can work.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/07/2015

US President Barack Obama speaks during a primetime address to the nation from the Cross Hall of the White House in Washington, DC, September 10, 2014. AFP PHOTO / POOL / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama To Speak At Ford Assembly Plant In Wayne

The White House says the president also will highlight the role of his decision to rescue the auto industry in saving American jobs.

CBS Detroit–01/05/2015

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 20: U.S. President Barack Obama announces executive actions on U.S. immigration policy during a nationally televised address from the White House, November 20, 2014 in Washington, DC.   (Photo by Jim Bourg-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama To Make Stop In Detroit To Boast Auto Industry, Region’s Resurgence

The president’s stop in Detroit on Wednesday will reflect on his decision to bail out the auto industry, while citing the return of manufacturing jobs to the region.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/03/2015

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Ex-US Marine Held In Iran Goes On Hunger Strike, Has Message For Obama

“I can tell that he’s reached a point where he’s desperately seeking measures to help get his point across,” Amir Hekmati’s sister told WWJ.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/17/2014

Detroit leaders met at Wayne State University to accept President Obama’s "My Brother’s Keeper" Initiative (Photo: Vickie Thomas/WWJ)

Detroit Leaders Jump To Support ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ Initiative To Help Young Minority Men

The Obama administration began the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative in February in response to the growing disparities that young African-American and Latino men face.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/01/2014

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