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Topic: Barack Obama

The president makes his fifth visit to the state since being elected, but no public events are planned.

November 23, 2013 at 12:51 PM

Traffic and flight delays expected with Obama’s visit

With President Obama visiting Seattle on Sunday afternoon and evening, officials are warning about traffic and flight delays from mid-Sunday through Monday morning. The president is scheduled to arrive at 4:25 p.m. Sunday at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and will depart at 8:50 a.m. Monday, also from Sea-Tac. An airport spokeswoman said air traffic will be halted a little before Air…


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May 10, 2012 at 3:45 PM

President flies out of Seattle, headed to California

President Barack Obama boards Air Force One to depart Boeing Field in Seattle after making fundraising appearances Thursday May 10, 2012. (Photo by Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times) Posted by Mary Jean Spadafora / Seattle Times staff reporter The president returned to Boeing Field shortly before 4 p.m. and Air Force One took off at…


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May 10, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Crowd cheers wildly for Obama at Paramount

President Barack Obama spoke at Seattle's Paramount Theatre. (Photo by Dean Rutz / Seattle Times) President Obama touted his accomplishments to a friendly crowd of supporters at his Paramount fundraiser this afternoon. He made only passing references to his backing of gay marriage Wednesday as he outlined his campaign themes of opportunities for all and…


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May 10, 2012 at 2:23 PM

Serenading the president at the Paramount

[do action=”brightcove-video” videoid=”1632717160001″/] Outside the Paramount Theatre this afternoon, a small but devoted crowd of supporters basked in the afternoon sun along the police barricade at Eighth Avenue and Pine Street. Kept so far from the action at the Paramount, they mainly entertained each other. Willie Dixon, a homeless man, nonetheless put on a tie and wingtip shoes…


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May 10, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Obama’s speech at the fundraising brunch

Posted by Jim Brunner / Seattle Times staff reporter At the Seattle home of Ann and Bruce Blume, where the fundraising brunch for the president is being held, Obama spoke to a small room of donors for about 11 minutes. (He was introduced by the Blumes’ daughter, Libby.) The president did not mention gay marriage, which he announced…


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May 10, 2012 at 1:41 PM

I-5 traffic was stopped at Ship Canal to make way for president

A long column of motorcycles from several law enforcement agencies are seen outside the home of the Blume family awaiting President Obama to finish his visit in the Denny-Blaine neighborhood. His next stop, the Paramount Theatre. (Photo by John Lok / The Seattle Times) Interstate 5 traffic was stopped for several minutes on the…


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May 10, 2012 at 1:17 PM

Kenyan from same tribe as Obama’s father: “I got a glimpse of him.”

Bibian Odhiambo (Photo by Lynn Thompson / The Seattle Times) Post by Jim Brunner / Seattle Times staff reporter Bibian  Odhiambo, originally from Kenya and the same Luo tribe as the president’s father, watched the president’s motorcade arrive at the lakefront house of his brunch hosts. “I’d like to say I got a glimpse of him. I…


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