president barack obama http://kbia.org en After Shutdown, A Familiar Feeling At The White House http://kbia.org/post/after-shutdown-familiar-feeling-white-house President Obama <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/09/30/227872581/obama-we-will-not-delay-obamacare">spoke with NPR</a> in the Oval Office on Monday, as a visiting group of young people in suits got a tour of the Rose Garden outside the windows. The most striking part of our encounter in this moment of crisis was how familiar the atmosphere seemed.<p>Some of what the president said he also said during the <a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/07/22/138583916/obamas-many-acts-command-debt-ceiling-stage">debt ceiling crisis of 2011</a>. Tue, 01 Oct 2013 09:09:00 +0000 Steve Inskeep 41368 at http://kbia.org After Shutdown, A Familiar Feeling At The White House President Obama to visit Claycomo plant in Kansas City Friday http://kbia.org/post/president-obama-visit-claycomo-plant-kansas-city-friday <p></p><p>President Barack <font color="red">Obama</font> is pressing his case in America's heartland that Congress mustn't jeopardize fragile economic progress with threats of a government shutdown.</p><p><font color="red">Obama</font> was traveling to an auto plant near <font color="red">Kansas</font>&nbsp;<font color="red">City</font>, Mo., on Friday. He'll tour the plant and argue that the U.S. economy is primed to thrive, if only Congress will let it. Fri, 20 Sep 2013 13:30:06 +0000 Associated Press 40848 at http://kbia.org President Obama to visit Claycomo plant in Kansas City Friday Boonville school board begins investigation into Superintendent's role in State Fair incident http://kbia.org/post/boonville-school-board-begins-investigation-superintendents-role-state-fair-incident <p></p><p>The Boonville R-1 School District Board of Education held a special session Tuesday night to discuss investigating the superintendent’s possible involvement in a controversial stunt at the Missouri State Fair.&nbsp;</p><p>Superintendent Mark Ficken was the announcer at the Missouri State Fair’s bull-riding event Saturday when a clown appeared in a mask resembling President Barack Obama and asked the crowd if it wanted to see Obama stomped by a bull.&nbsp; Now, Boonville’s school board says it has hired a consultant to investigate Ficken’s involvement.&nbsp; Wed, 14 Aug 2013 13:15:44 +0000 Andrew Nichols 38807 at http://kbia.org Boonville school board begins investigation into Superintendent's role in State Fair incident Obama rodeo clown fallout: "idiot" banned from fair, Boonville looking at Superintendent's role http://kbia.org/post/obama-rodeo-clown-fallout-idiot-banned-fair-boonville-looking-superintendents-role <p><em>Updated 10:28am, 12:56pm</em></p><p>Missouri State Fair director Mark Wolfe says the rodeo clown responsible for the controversial act over the weekend has been banned from the fair.&nbsp; The clown had donned a mask of President Obama and asked spectators if they wanted to see "Obama run down by a bull."</p><p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 13:40:22 +0000 Ryan Famuliner, Associated Press & Scott Pham 38742 at http://kbia.org Obama rodeo clown fallout: "idiot" banned from fair, Boonville looking at Superintendent's role Obama's proposed delay in cuts could cool off MO medicaid expansion debate http://kbia.org/post/obamas-proposed-delay-cuts-could-cool-mo-medicaid-expansion-debate <p></p><p>In his proposed budget, President Barack Obama wants to delay cuts to federal payments to hospitals, keeping the payments intact for an extra year. That could affect the debate over expanding Medicaid in Missouri.</p><p>Through what’s called the disproportionate share hospital payments or DSH payments, the federal government gives money to hospitals that provide a lot of free care to patients who are uninsured and can’t afford services. The Affordable Care Act, though, includes significant cuts to DSH payments. Fri, 12 Apr 2013 13:58:01 +0000 Harum Helmy 31930 at http://kbia.org Obama's proposed delay in cuts could cool off MO medicaid expansion debate What folks in Columbia want to hear in the State of the Union address http://kbia.org/post/what-folks-columbia-want-hear-state-union-address <p></p><p>President Obama will speak to the nation with the annual State of the Union address Tuesday night. Columbia citizens voiced their expectations for the address, commenting on Obama’s previous term and what expectations they had for the next four years. Some were hopeful, while others were more disgruntled. Tue, 12 Feb 2013 21:41:49 +0000 Andrew Yost & Andrew Nichols 28774 at http://kbia.org What folks in Columbia want to hear in the State of the Union address