RIP Minnie Minoso, who helped integrate major league baseball in the 1950s as a player for the Chicago White Sox, has died.
The speedy Gold Glove left fielder was a native of Cuba and didn’t speak much English when he came to the White Sox from the Negro League. ``For South Siders and Sox fans all across the country, including me, Minnie Minoso is and will always be `Mr. White Sox,’’ said President Barack Obama in a statement.
Rhode Island’s congressional delegation is reacting to President Barack Obama’s executive order on immigration. In a speech Thursday, the President outlined a plan that could protect some 5 million people in the country illegally from deportation.
When he visits Rhode Island Friday, President Barack Obama will speak about the improving national economy and the latest Gross Domestic Product data that was released today by the federal government.
Obama is scheduled to arrive at Green State Airport this evening and stay overnight in Providence. While the White House is not disclosing where the president will stay, sources in Providence say it will be the Omni Hotel downtown, which is attached to the Rhode Island Convention Center.
Tickets are available for First Lady Michelle Obama’s campaign visit to Rhode Island on Thursday, October 30. She will be speaking at the Juanita Sanchez Educational Complex Thursday afternoon. The venue is at 182 Thurbers Avenue in Providence.
The First Lady will speaking at a Get Out the Vote Rally to support Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gina Raimondo.
Tickets can be obtained between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. from Monday, Oct. 27, through Wednesday, Oct. 29 at the following locations:
President Barack Obama’s campaign trip to Rhode Island Thursday has been canceled due to the Ebola situation, the White House announced a few minutes ago.
The statement issued to the press states that the president’s scheduled travel to R.I. and New York has been cancelled. ``The president will remain at the White House to follow –up on the government’s Ebola response,’’ said the White House statement.
President Obama may not as popular as he once was, according to the latest public opinion polls. Yet if you were on the Rhode Island College campus his afternoon, you wouldn’t hold that view.
By 3:30 p.m., more than 500 students and many others who appeared much older than the traditional college-age students, were lined up to get tickets for Obama’s speech at 3 p.m. on Thursday. RIC political science professor Kay Israel said that interest has been high among students and faculty for the presidential visit.
Election Day is three weeks from Tuesday, and some big names in politics will visit Rhode Island in the final stretch. Thursday will be a big day with President Barak Obama coming to talk about the economy. There’s no word on whether he will stump for democratic gubernatorial candidate Gina Raimondo. Also in the state on Thursday, former presidential candidate Mitt Romney will campaign for Raimondo’s rival Republican Allan Fung. Romney endorsed Fung in the primary, and Fung says he’s thankful for Romney’s support.
U.S. Sen Jack Reed, D-R.I., supports President Barack Obama’s military air strikes against Islamic militants in Iraq.
In a statement, Reed, a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said that while he supports the president’s current air strike policy, he does not back sending ground troops back into Iraq for a extended period.