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Power of the press highlighted at White House

President Obama answers questions from student journalists in the White House press briefing room. The students, including Clarion Managing Editor Josh Zytkiewicz, were there as part of the first ever National College Reporter Day.

Josh Zytkiewicz, Managing Editor

May 3, 2016

Obama reminds students of the role journalists play

United States the tip of the spear battling ISIS

Mike Alexander, Copy Editor

April 7, 2015

Since September of 2014 the United States, as well as a number of European and Arab nations, has been fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). In February, President Barack Obama officially requested congress to approve a bill of Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) against...

Betsy Pelto’s petition for equity draws presidential response

Madison College student Betsy Pelto shows the letter she received from President Obama about her petition to help end racial disparity.

Joe Galligan, Staff writer

May 7, 2014

Madison is frequently recognized by media outlets such as Reuters and Forbes as one of the nicest places to live in the United States. However, that’s not the experience for all of its residents. Recent studies have indicated that racial disparity between blacks and non-Hispanic whites in Dane County...

Battle over health care hurting people, not Obama

Shutdown is a new low for Congress

Nicholas Garton, Sports Editor

October 9, 2013

About a month and a half ago my family gathered at our home in Elkhart Lake to commemorate the 10th anniversary of my father’s death. My Dad died suddenly from cancer in 2003. It was a renegade form of Melanoma that doctors had not seen before. Dad was a businessman who owned a restaurant here in town...

Syria: Go big, or go home

Jason Millis, Copy Editor

September 30, 2013

Recently there has been a lot of information coming out about the latest incident of using chemical weapons in the civil war in Syria. This event occurred in Damascus on Aug. 21 of this year and killed over 1,400 people. According to the United Nations and the AP, there is an investigation into 14 other...

GOP, Democrats still need to come to terms post-election

John Hauck, Opinion editor

February 20, 2013

The GOP is in a big mess of trouble. President Obama delivered the 2013 State of the Union address on Feb. 12, and his incredibly ambitious tone seemed less like that of a president in his second term than of a candidate pursuing reelection. It was an interesting juxtaposition, because even though...

Madison College’s District Board chair on attending President Obama’s inauguration

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama

Ryan Spoehr, Copy Editor

February 5, 2013

Frances Huntley-Cooper, Madison College District Board chair, recently went to Washington D.C. to see the second inauguration of President Barack Obama along with a few family members. After the event, The Clarion’s Ryan Spoehr sat down and spoke with Huntley-Cooper about the event and Obama’s presidency....

Campaign trail: Where Obama stands on selected issues

Jacob Ennis, Managing Editor

October 30, 2012

Where President Obama stands on selected issues from the campaign. CHINA President Obama has drawn criticism from the Romney campaign for not being tough enough on China. The Obama Administration has actually made diplomatic moves such as securing passage for Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng ...

Getting facts, policies straight with presidential candidates

Jacob Ennis, Managing Editor

October 30, 2012

There are some claims about Obama and Romney that may be true, may be false or may just be confusing. Romney said “Obama hasn’t even passed a budget” This is somewhat true, since the President doesn’t pass a budget, Congress does. What Romney was referring to with this statement is the...

More money being thrown into the election than ever

Jason Cuevas, News Editor

October 30, 2012

When the Supreme Court ruled in the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission case, it completely changed the way money used in elections. The country is in the midst of the greatest amount of spending ever produced in an election. According to estimates there will be a total...

Obama, Romney duke it out one last time

Shia Aaron Lloyd Fisher, Copy Editor

October 25, 2012

With less than two weeks until the next U.S. presidential election, candidates Mitt Romney and Barack Obama duke it out in their last formal debate together. The gloves are definitely off at this point, and in case you live under a rock here is a recap of the first three rounds. Current President Obama...

Obama’s legacy not defined by policy

Nicholas Garton, Staff Writer

September 11, 2012

Last week’s Republican National Convention was certainly a spectacle. Wisconsin’s Paul Ryan gave a stirring, crisp address, looking and sounding more presidential with every word. Athletes, politicians and actors all took their turn at the podium talking about how they would like the future of America...

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