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President Barack Obama, speaking at the University of Vermont. Photo: VT Digger
President Barack Obama, speaking at the University of Vermont. Photo: VT Digger

For Burlington, a visit from the president

President Barack Obama visited Burlington, Vermont last Friday for a fundraiser and campaign event. The state hasn't been visited by a sitting president since Clinton's trip in 1995. Obama arrived on Air Force One around 11:30 a.m. He met with Vermont politicians, lunched with high paying campaign donors, then spoke to a crowd of supporters at the University of Vermont. Sarah Harris was there and has our story.  Go to full article

President Obama to visit Vermont in March

For the first time since 1995, a sitting president will be visiting the state of Vermont. That's according to the Burlington Free Press.

According to the newspaper, the White House has confirmed that Barack Obama will be visiting Burlington on March 30th "to participate in campaign events."

First Lady Michelle Obama visited Vermont last June, but this will be the president's first trip to the state since he won office.

The last sitting president to visit was Bill Clinton in 1995.  Go to full article

An event for the history books

Governor Paterson was in Washington for the Inauguration. He spoke with reporters about the historic nature of yesterday's Inaugural and that of past presidents. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Poll tracks mood of voters

As Democrats pick a presidential candidate today in Pennsylvania, a new poll in the North Country sheds light on the mood of voters here. Generally speaking, they've got issues, and they're still thinking about the candidates. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Pataki's State of State Speech Reaches Beyond New York

When Governor Pataki gave his final State of the State message last week, many believe he wasn't just talking to New Yorkers. Pataki, who has visited Iowa and New Hampshire recently, made many proposals that could appeal to beyond New York State. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

SUNY Potsdam's Interim President Resigns

SUNY Potsdam interim president Robert King says he's resigning to take a new job. King will lead a not-for-profit in Arizona. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

Grassroots Group Urges Clinton to Run for President

The leader of a national "Hillary Clinton for President" movement came to the State Capitol Wednesday to promote his grassroots effort to encourage the Senator and former First Lady to run in 2008. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

The Mixed Legacy of the Electoral College

Martha Foley talks with historian Andrew Robertson about the roots of the electoral college and its malfunctions through history. He says failing to insure a better reflection of the popular vote could threaten the Republic.  Go to full article

Polls: Bush Gains Ground on Kerry in NY

Two polls find that Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry has lost ground to President Bush in New York. Kerry still leads though, in the predominantly Democratic state. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Candidate Profile: Joseph Lieberman

In the second part of the Home State Record Project profiling the Democratic presidential candidates, we take a look at Connecticut Senator Joseph Lieberman. Connecticut Public Radio's Heather Claborn reports Lieberman's moderate history is not lighting a fire at home.  Go to full article

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