Tag Archives: U. S. President Barack Obama

News brief: Obama Presidential Center

by Mary C. Piemonte

In an outgoing public announcement on Jan. 20, 2017, former U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle shared this video talking about their new foundation that  would be more than a library or museum for  American citizenship participation.
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News brief: New U.S. Bill to Tackle Heroin and Prescription Opioid Epidemic

by Mary C. Piemonte

U.S. President Barack Obama recently signed the new 21st Century Cures Act, the last bill signed into law under his administration. The legislation aims to combat the heroin and prescription opioid epidemic that is “ripping apart families and communities.”
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President Obama talks to Hip Hop Artist about Opioid Addiction in America


By Mary C. Piemonte

U.S. President Barack Obama discussed  the opioid addiction epidemic in America with Grammy Award-winning hip hop artist Macklemore  during his weekly address on May 14, 2016.

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Obama Announces New Plans To Tackle Drug Overdose Crisis

by Mary C. Piemonte

Center for Disease Control and Prevention courtesy photo

Center for Disease Control and Prevention courtesy photo

“The opioid crisis is far from over,” according to a news release from the United States White House on Oct. 21, 2015.

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President Obama on Criminal Justice Reform

by Mary C. Piemonte

Our country continues to faces “a vicious cycle of poverty, criminality, and incarceration that traps too many Americans and weakens too many communities,” according to U.S. President Barack Obama.

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