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Romney Sequestered In Vermont For Debate Prep
Thursday, 09/06/12
Obama-Biden signs dot the back roads of Vermont, a state that has voted for a Democratic president since 1988. And yet, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has chosen a friend's home in rural Vermont to hunker down to prepare for next month's presidential debates.
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Poll: In Vermont, Incumbents Hold Edge In Political Races
Wednesday, 08/22/12
By Bob Kinzel
According to the results of a new Castleton State College poll, the incumbents in a number of races are leading by a solid margin.
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VT Edition: Barack Obama's First Year
Monday, 02/01/10
By Jane Lindholm
VPR's Jane Lindholm talks with Democratic National Committeewoman from Vermont, Billi Gosh, and Middlebury College Political Science professor Matt Dickinson about President Barack Obama's first year in office.
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President Obama Addresses The Nation On Afghanistan
Tuesday, 12/01/09
VPR broadcast live President Obama's address to the nation on Tuesday December 1 at 8.  He announced his plan for the future of American forces in Afghanistan.
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Lawmakers seek funding for bat disease research
Wednesday, 05/06/09
Congressional members from 13 states are asking the Obama administration for emergency funding to keep bats alive.
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Poll: Obama still gets high marks in NH
Tuesday, 04/28/09
A new poll shows that President Obama continues to have high approval ratings in New Hampshire after his first 100 days in office.
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Shaheen praises Obama plan to aid small businesses
Tuesday, 03/17/09
New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen says the latest White House plan to make it easier for small businesses to borrow money is critical to her home state.
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Cuban Americans now more free to visit island
Tuesday, 03/17/09
A change in federal policy means a group of Cuban-Americans living in Vermont will be able to visit the island nation more frequently.
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Vermont to host White House health reform forum
Monday, 03/16/09
About 400 people are expected at the 90-minute forum in Burlington to share ideas or concerns about health care.
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NH senator's granddaughter attends stem-cell event
Tuesday, 03/10/09
One of New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen's granddaughters was at the White House when President Barack Obama formally signed an executive order opening the door for more stem cell research.
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Hodes concerned about bank bailout funding
Friday, 02/27/09
New Hampshire Congressman Paul Hodes says he looks forward to taking a fine tooth comb to President Barack Obama's $3.55 trillion budget plan.
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Sanders bill would create more community health centers
Friday, 02/27/09
By Ross Sneyd
Senator Bernie Sanders has proposed quadrupling the money spent on community health centers across the country. Sanders says his bill can be the foundation to national health care reform because the centers would guarantee universal access to primary care.
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Gov. Douglas backing stimulus in Washington, seeks to make cuts back home in Vermont
Wednesday, 02/25/09
Nationally, Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas is being recognized as a Republican who supports President Barack Obama's economic stimulus package.
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Douglas to be guest at president’s address
Tuesday, 02/24/09
By Bob Kinzel
Governor Jim Douglas's profile with President Obama continues to grow. The president has invited Douglas to be a special guest for tonight's speech to a joint session of Congress.
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Civil rights leader speaks at Middlebury College
Thursday, 02/12/09
Prominent civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton spoke at Middlebury College last night, telling a packed house of 675 people to get involved and be agents of change.
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Obama lukewarm on Leahy 'Truth Commission' plan
Wednesday, 02/11/09
A proposal by U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont to create a "truth commission" to investigate abuses by the Bush administration is getting a lukewarm reaction from President Barack Obama.
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Lynch would've considered Newman 'regardless of party'
Wednesday, 02/04/09
New Hampshire Governor John Lynch says he would've considered picking Bonnie Newman to succeed Judd Gregg in the Senate regardless of party.
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Vt. governor to have private meeting with Obama
Monday, 02/02/09
Governor Jim Douglas will meet privately with President Barack Obama today to discuss the economic stimulus package now under consideration in the Senate.
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Vermont called leader in health care technology
Wednesday, 01/28/09
Vermont's health care system got kudos from the U.S. Senate on Tuesday. The state has been a leader in bringing health care into the digital age - and maintaining patients' privacy.
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States' efforts to curb carbon emissions get Obama's support
Monday, 01/26/09
Efforts by Vermont and 13 other states to cut carbon dioxide emissions from vehicles are expected to get a big boost from President Obama.
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Coffin nominated as next US attorney
Monday, 01/26/09
A Burlington attorney is poised to become Vermont's next top federal prosecutor.
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Interview: Inauguration story from a D.C. tunnel
Wednesday, 01/21/09
By Mitch Wertlieb
Janet Langdon of Putney made the trip to Washington to witness history. She had tickets to the swearing in ceremony...and even though her plans hit a major snag. It turns out it was all for the best. Janet shares her story with VPR's Mitch Wertlieb.
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Interview: Sen. Patrick Leahy on inauguration photos
Wednesday, 01/21/09
By Mitch Wertlieb
Senator Patrick Leahy joins us this morning to talk about his inauguration photos, which he says, took on a special quality because of the historic nature of the events they captured
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VPR Evening News January 20th, 2009
Tuesday, 01/20/09
By Neal Charnoff
Inauguration Day scenes from the Statehouse; Inaugural party at Nectar’s; New Hampshire celebrates the inauguration; and commentator Madeline Kunin on the challenges facing Barack Obama.
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Some traveling to D.C.; others celebrating in Vermont
Tuesday, 01/20/09
Hundreds of Vermonters are headed to Washington today - or are already there - to participate in festivities surrounding the inauguration of Barack Obama as president.
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