President Obama Arrives In Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – President Barack Obama landed in Pittsburgh Tuesday morning and will deliver a speech to local IBEW members this afternoon.

President Obama is expected to push his $447 billion jobs plan, which will face its first key test on Capitol Hill today.

The plan would provide billions in infrastructure spending. It would also lower some taxes while raising others.

It is already facing stiff opposition as members on both sides of the aisle are opposed to the bill.

Today’s speech about jobs will be the 15th one he has delivered since his presentation to Congress on Sept. 8.

President Obama received a tour of the South Side facilities where workers are trained to be electricians by the IBEW.

After the tour, he will convene a meeting of the Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.

The council consists of 27 members made up of a number of CEOs from major corporations.

However, there have been some criticisms of the council as some of the corporations have actually laid off employees.

Due to his visit, there will be some road closures and detours set up from 10 a.m. until roughly 3 p.m.

  • East Carson Street will be closed from South 26th Street to Sarah Street.
  • Hot Metal Bridge and Hot Metal Street along with the pedestrian, and bicycle ramps.
  • Sidney Street between South 28th Street and Sarah Street.

Eastbound traffic will be detoured down South 26th Street to Sarah Street and back to East Carson Street.

Westbound traffic will also be detoured onto Sarah Street and then back onto East Carson Street.

Both Sarah and 26th Streets will be closed to parking from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Cars parking on those streets will be ticketed and towed beginning at 8 a.m.

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  • GO AWAY LOSER 2012


  • peter

    All for what?

  • kim

    Way to make a mess of our city

  • Dave

    Obama is done in 2012. Even the Democrat filled Pennsylvania is turning their back on Obama.

    • smarter dave

      lol….did fox news tell you that?



      • smarter smarter dave

        hey smarter dave you keep drinking the kool aid bro and kissing towel head obamas ass hahaha

  • Pud'n'tane

    Keep it up, Mr. President. You’ve got ’em on the run. Just look at all the whiners! Ha ha ha!! You know you’re causing them distress, and that their spoonfed sensibilities straight from the right wing noise machine are being challenged. Keep it up!!

    IThey can run, Mr. President, but they can’t hide. The Republicans are doing everything they can to prevent this economy from rebounding, using us as pawns for political gain. Now finally, with your leadership, those led astray are starting to see things as they are, not as Fox News tells them, and the cognitive dissonance is unbearable.

    First they ignore us, then they fight us, and then we win.

    Let’s hope they have a transformation and realize who’s on which side in this class war not of our making.

    • kdka quit removing my comments

      i noticed KDKA removed my earlier comments to you PUD’NGAY, , pay attention Obama is the only one on the run even from his own disconnected party.
      Once again since KDKA removed my earlier comments I do not need FOX NEWS to tell me Obama’s a commie .
      Obama does this through his actions and policies if you know what communism is you don’t need fox news, you can figure it out for yourself.

    • Robert

      This is one of the dumbest, poorly thoughtout, nonfactual, posts I have read on this site, and that is saying something.

    • GW

      The only one i see running is Obama trying to gain support that he cant even get from his own disconnected party.
      Now the only running I’m going to do is to run and vote against Obama in 2012.
      Give Obama a Christmas kiss goodbye Pud’n’gay.

    • To Pud'n'gay

      Bull, Pud’ngay, give Obama and thugs a Christmas kiss goodbye, the only one on the run is Obama even from his own disconnected party.
      I don’t need fox news to make up my mind about a party that 1. Forces you to buy healthcare. 2. Conducts raids on private companies and seizes their property and does not file charges 3. Takes over companies like GM 4. Lends 500 M. to a company that is going and now is bankrupt. 5. Interferes with church charities with large government.
      Can you list any facts other than the people who watch fox news, state some facts come on, do you like living in a Communist country..

      • Zoeyzotron

        Well said

  • Zoeyzotron

    GONE IN 2012!!!!!!

    He’s to the worst failure ever as a United States president. Carter, your off the hook now…

    • KottaMan

      Man, ain’t that the truth!

  • Mad Hatter

    Class warefare?? that what you call it? I call it that I am tired of working and paying for others. Now that you have asked for more (like these morons protesting Wall Street), I want to give less. In fact, I want to give NONE!

    Way to upset the hand that feeds you. DONE!

    • Tom

      Same here!! I have had it.

  • PGH Michelle

    Wait, what happened to the 870 BILLION dollars that was to go to infrastructure last year… Where are those jobs…..

    This guy is a complete joke.

    • Sonja Jones

      I will listen to Obama when he meets with reality—a group of minimum wage workers with no benefits…………………

  • amerikan

    Obummer in Pittsburgh to talk to union members. How’d he miss the AFT or NEA?? What a disgrace in White House. How much tax payer money spent on this campaign fiasco? How much spent on vacations to Hawaii,Cape Cod,Chicago or Africa? At least GW Bush went to his own ranch and dad’s place in Maine. Spend it Obummer, spend it!!

  • re-elect-obama-4moreyears

    Welcome to pittsburgh Obama and keep up the GOOD WORK!
    I have never been more happy with your job performance; from creating new jobs downtown and in our suburbs, to winning the Nobel Peace, you are an amazing president!
    I look forward to 4 more years with you as MY president :)
    Mr. President, please dont mind the ingoramis people who dont know what they are talking about above.

    • KottaMan

      Four more of this socialist and Failure-in-Chief? This country is already damaged and hyper-polarized enough from this buffoon’s Administration.


      Excuse me Mr commie president the person that posted re-elect-obama 4more years does not speak for me I have my own opinion not a forced one.
      Please do pay attention because I do know what I’m talking about and that is your defeat in 2012.
      I’m totally unhappy with your communist policies and stop taking other peoples property it doesn’t belong to you.
      I want you to know in 2012 YOU’RE FIRED.

  • weisser wolf

    Absolutely…I will vote for the town dog-catcher before I would vote for this clown in 2012.

  • Tiny

    The economy is so bad Marty Griffin is the best that KDKA can afford as a talk show host,

  • Little Pepe

    Jobs plan to put Union workers back to work and get union endorsements. Extend the unemployment benefits for the freeloaders. 500 Billion jobs bill to get re-elected, no way Jose.

    • bettygerbil

      freeloaders how much do u make an hour the last time i saw jobs that are around are 10.00 an hour how do u afford things on that much money u are not able to even afford your mortgage on that thats why people keep trying to get there unemployment i don’t blame them maybe if u were faced in same situations how do u think u would be

      • Zoeyzotron

        sometimes you have to make difficult decisions in life, like getting a new job or a temporary second job.

        It is not the remaining balance of taxpayers responsibility to fund unemployment for 99 weeks.

  • Salem

    I really thought better about responding to some of these myopic, moronic comments that are being made about our President, but after careful conseration, I think a simple comment might suffice:

    Jone Wayne is dead. The good old days of Cultural Hegemony are over so those of you who would like to go back to the “Good Ole Days” of the Good Ole Boys network are through… We have to learn to live in the Post Modern World (code for the world after the rule of the European Diaspora– get over it already!!!

    • Who's Salem

      Gee after all that progressive thinking you still made a stupid comment.

      • Salem

        It would only be stupid to the ignorant and the untrained mind!

    • Clint Eastwood

      yes, it called the RIGHT TO WORK FOR WHAT YOU WANT. Not have it handed to you.

      That is the American way and always will be.

      If you don’t approve, then there are plenty of other places that you can go live.

  • Salem Sucks

    Who is “Jone Wayne”?

    • Salem

      John Wayne, Jone Wayne; what does it matter? White Supremacy is dead!

      So you Tea Party folks, racists, parading around as authentic political stewarts of hope– get over it!

      • SALEM WHO

        You should have given more thought to your comment, if anything you sound very racist .

      • Mad Hatter

        What in the world does this have to do with Race?

        I don’t care what color you are, as a taxpayer i am DONE paying for those who choose to live of the government.

      • Salem Still Sucks

        “Stewarts” of hope? I think the enlightened one meant, “stewards” of hope.

  • Salem

    It is impossible for he who is responding to an unprovoked response to possess the same impetus for that response as he who acted as the unprovoked actor of a crime. Victims of the global dynamic form of racism ( the only true form of racism) can’t be racists themselves only, perhaps, reactionaries

    • Warlock Jones

      Racism is mearly a sheild for the weak and lazy to hide behind.

      make your own path, no one is stopping you.

      • Warlock Jones

        Salem, I am refering to your lack of work ethic… Not your ideals…

      • Salem

        I would not ever use racism, or any other -ism for that matter, as a reason for not striving for grow and development, quite the contrary– I am blessed to recognise this diabolical system, concept and code, for what it is. Thus, I have developed a conceptual framework for dealing with it. I actually teach/train others for the same.

  • Robert

    Hey Salem, how about the racism going on with these silly Wall Street protests. i have heard several “racist” comments towards us Jews.

    We have dealt with it for thousands of years, like ALL other cultures have at one time or another.

    Get over it.


    LOL, Salem claims to not use racism in yet makes comments about white supremacy, and tea party people being racists are you intelligent enough to read what you said earlier in the above post.
    This is about Obama coming to PGH, you need to accept the truth that Obama gets attacked for what he stands for not his race.
    I attack him because he stands for communism and a way to large government presence in my life.
    I also am going to do everything I can to see that he gets defeated in 2012.

    • KottaMan

      Well put. I agree this is about competence versus incompetence.

    • Zoeyzotron

      You know I am with you!

    • Robert

      Same here!

  • Obama in Pittsburgh: I Need Your Help on Jobs Bill | PoliticsPA

    […] Here’s the Tribune Review story on the speech, here is the article by the Post-Gazette, and this is the preview by KDKA. […]

  • MIKE

    By the way Obama got to sell his job plan because he knews deep down it’s worthless spending!

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