Daily Archives: November 15, 2008

>High-tech industry sees Obama as an ally

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The Hill

Lobbyists for the high-tech industry see Barack Obama’s victory last week as a boost to their interests.

Advocates are encouraged by how the president-elect embraced technology in his own campaign — by using the Internet to set new fundraising records, for example — and for his support of open access to Internet networks and tax breaks for research and development.

“The Obama position is the government has a role in promoting technology. It is a breath of fresh air,” said Josh Ackil, president of the Franklin Square Group. Ackil, a former Democratic Senate aide, now lobbies for Apple, Google and other tech interests.

Tech lobbyists have largely been disappointed by the Bush administration, which failed to deliver on the president’s promise that every American household would have broadband access during his second term….

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High-tech industry sees Obama as an ally

The Hill

Lobbyists for the high-tech industry see Barack Obama’s victory last week as a boost to their interests.

Advocates are encouraged by how the president-elect embraced technology in his own campaign — by using the Internet to set new fundraising records, for example — and for his support of open access to Internet networks and tax breaks for research and development.

“The Obama position is the government has a role in promoting technology. It is a breath of fresh air,” said Josh Ackil, president of the Franklin Square Group. Ackil, a former Democratic Senate aide, now lobbies for Apple, Google and other tech interests.

Tech lobbyists have largely been disappointed by the Bush administration, which failed to deliver on the president’s promise that every American household would have broadband access during his second term….

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>Obama urges extension of unemployment benefits

>The Hill – Leading the News

President-elect Barack Obama on Saturday lauded President Bush for convening a meeting of the world’s largest economies to address the global financial crisis but also urged more action at home.

The Illinois senator, in a radio address that for the first time was also videotaped and posted online, said a “coordinated global response” is needed to address the crisis. In addition to world leaders discussing the issue this weekend, Obama argued that Congress must do more to help struggling Americans.

“Millions of our fellow citizens lie awake each night wondering how they’re going to pay their bills, stay in their homes, and save for retirement,” he stated.

However, Obama added that Congress can take steps to address the crisis and “must act right now.”

“Next week, Congress will meet to address the spreading impact of the economic crisis. I urge them to pass at least a down-payment on a rescue plan that will create jobs, relieve the squeeze on families, and help get the economy growing again,” the president-elect said. “In particular, we cannot afford to delay providing help for the more than one million Americans who will have exhausted their unemployment insurance by the end of this year.”

Obama promised that, if Congress does not pass a second stimulus measure during its upcoming lame duck session, he would make it his “first order of business” upon taking office.

The president-elect also sought offer Americans encouragement in tough economic times. Not only did Obama express confidence that the country would overcome the crisis, he also said that the current crisis could lead to opportunities “to create new jobs, strengthen our middle class, and keep our economy competitive in the 21st century.”

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Obama urges extension of unemployment benefits

The Hill – Leading the News

President-elect Barack Obama on Saturday lauded President Bush for convening a meeting of the world’s largest economies to address the global financial crisis but also urged more action at home.

The Illinois senator, in a radio address that for the first time was also videotaped and posted online, said a “coordinated global response” is needed to address the crisis. In addition to world leaders discussing the issue this weekend, Obama argued that Congress must do more to help struggling Americans.

“Millions of our fellow citizens lie awake each night wondering how they’re going to pay their bills, stay in their homes, and save for retirement,” he stated.

However, Obama added that Congress can take steps to address the crisis and “must act right now.”

“Next week, Congress will meet to address the spreading impact of the economic crisis. I urge them to pass at least a down-payment on a rescue plan that will create jobs, relieve the squeeze on families, and help get the economy growing again,” the president-elect said. “In particular, we cannot afford to delay providing help for the more than one million Americans who will have exhausted their unemployment insurance by the end of this year.”

Obama promised that, if Congress does not pass a second stimulus measure during its upcoming lame duck session, he would make it his “first order of business” upon taking office.

The president-elect also sought offer Americans encouragement in tough economic times. Not only did Obama express confidence that the country would overcome the crisis, he also said that the current crisis could lead to opportunities “to create new jobs, strengthen our middle class, and keep our economy competitive in the 21st century.”

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Obama Talks Economic Mess in Video Address

President-elect Barack Obama urged Congress to get moving next week on an economic rescue plan that would extend jobless benefits among other actions. This is the first of Obama’s radio addresses that has been will be videoed and posted on YouTube

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Obama Talks Economic Mess in Video Address

President-elect Barack Obama urged Congress to get moving next week on an economic rescue plan that would extend jobless benefits among other actions. This is the first of Obama’s radio addresses that has been will be videoed and posted on YouTube

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Middletown South Defeats New Brunswick 14-7 In CJ Group III Playoffs

At times, Middletown South played like an inexperienced team, but in the end, the young Eagles did what the Middletown South teams of the last decade do regularly: they won a playoff game.

Senior running back Chris Bungee scored the go-ahead touchdown with 1:49 left and the No. 3 Eagles offense rose from the dead for a 14-7 victory over New Brunswick in the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group III quarterfinal on Friday night.



Middletown South will host Ocean in the sectional semifinals
Read the full story HERE from the Asbury Park Press

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