Sunday, January 20, 2013
President Barack Obama will take the oath of office for his second term on Monday.
Millions of people are expected in Washington, DC for Monday's inauguration of President Barack Obama. Will you be among them? Are you planning to the ceremony, any of the inaugural balls, or the parade? If so, share your stories and pictures with your neighbors by posting them on Cranberry Patch. Just click the upload photos and videos tab to share your pictures, and share your experiences and thoughts in the comments box below. Like Us on Facebook | Follow Us on Twitter Check out some of today's other top stories here .
The issues are many, but which stands out as the one most important to America?
A flurry of festivities will set Washington, D.C. in motion this week as President Barack Obama is sworn in Monday for his second term in office. With "Faith in America's Future" as the theme for the 2013 inauguration, the celebration will reflect the country's perseverance and unity, as well as commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the placement of the Statue of Freedom atop the Capitol Dome in 1863. The inaugural address, parade, and a number of balls and galas that honor the president will have a certain priority of their own. But when the hoopla dies down, there's some serious work to be done. Through the last year, our Patch Polls have focused on some of the major issues facing the country. This week, …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
How did your neighborhood vote in the race for president, the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House?
Source: Butler County Bureau of Elections
The analysts have had their say, now we want to know what you think?
So it's the day after the big election and judging from the comments posted on Patch, little has changed. Supporters of the President still support the President. His opponents are disappointed Governor Romney was not elected. We want to know, what did Obama do right and what did Romney do wrong and most importantly what's next? What can the President do to win over republicans? What should Republicans do in the wake of losing back to back presidential elections? Please share your comments in the box below, or why not try blogging? It's easy to do, just click here to get started and have your voice heard! Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden defeat challengers Republican Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in the 2012 presidential election.
President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 p.m. EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." The Obama campaign won the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from the president attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy. The race tightened during the final months of the …
Voters in Pennsylvania on Tuesday cast their ballot for Barack Obama, giving the president the state's 20 electoral votes.
President Barack Obama has been declared the winner in Pennsylvania's general election, gaining the state's 20 electoral votes, according to CBS, NBC, ABC and the Associated Press. In the 2008 presidential election, Pennsylvania voted for Obama, and since the 1990s, has voted for the overall winner of the presidential race three out of five times. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Obama campaigned aggressively in Pennsylvania. The state has typically been a Democratic stronghold in recent presidential elections. The economy was a key issue for many voters in the state, as was the environment – specifically fracking. As she worked on one final get-out-the-vote effort Tuesday at Obama campaign headquarters in Dormont, Obama canvas …
Allegheny County Common Pleas Court extends deadline for absentee ballots to be submitted from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. after elections officials receive more requests than expected.
Over and over, visitors to the Allegheny County Election Division heard the same refrain Tuesday morning: “Elections division, how may I help you?” "Elections division, please hold." From their headquarters Downtown, that constant jangle was the only way elections division workers could gauge that Tuesday was shaping up to be a busy Election Day around Allegheny County, Division Manager Mark Wolosik said. “You hear the phones ringing off the hook,” he said. The most-frequent questions? Most callers asked to confirm if they were registered to vote or where their polling places were located, he said. By mid-morning, division workers had fielded enough questions to prompt Wolosik to issue the office’s prediction: It would be a brisk voting …
Democrats also win PA Auditor General, Treasurer and Attorney General races.
LIVE 2012 ELECTION RESULTS FOR PENNSYLVANIA 2,417,029 President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were re-elected to a second term Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and vice presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan. As he did in 2008, Obama also carried Pennsylvania, gaining the state's 20 electoral votes. In Pennsylvania's 2012 race for U.S. Senate, incumbent Democrat Bob Casey Jr. of Scranton also won re-election, drawing 53 percent of the vote and defeating Republican coal executive and Tea Party founder Tom Smith of Shelocta. With 99 percent of votes recorded in races for three state offices: In the congressional race in the newly redesigned 3rd District, incumbent U.S. …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
The good news is that ads will end after Tuesday. The bad news is Election Day is still two days away.
As we head into the last few days before the election, the campaign ads seem never ending. But do they influence voters or turn them off? Some people hang on to those ads which agree with their viewpoint but others just seem to be grating if you don't have a similar viewpoint. Many seem to be negative ads against the opponent rather than ones that point out the attributes of the candidate. So, you tell us. Take our poll and if there's a specific commercial that you want to point out, tell us in the comments section.
Friday, November 2, 2012
Search our interactive campaign contribution database and see whose campaign your friends and neighborhood are supporting.