Obama in Buffalo

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President Barack Obama unveiled his plan for affordable higher education at the University at Buffalo Thursday.  The President appeared at UB's Alumni Arena on the North Campus in Amherst. Obama used the University as a back drop for making college more affordable for students. WBFO's Eileen Buckley reports on his plan and the reaction

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President Barack Obama came to Buffalo to deliver a speech on affordable higher education at the University at Buffalo.

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Western New York Congressman Brian Higgins is ready to greet President Obama as he arrives at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport this morning.  Congressman Higgins will also ride in the Presidential motorcade. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley spoke with Higgins about why President Obama is using the University at Buffalo for a back drop to discuss the importance of higher education and access to it.

Top state and national Republican leaders hammered President Obama and questioned his motives for a planned bus tour of upstate New York to discuss access to higher education that begins in Buffalo on Thursday.

Hopefuls line up for Obama tickets

Aug 20, 2013
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People eager to see a sitting president speak in their own backyard are lining up outside Alumni Arena at the University at Buffalo for tickets to see President Barack Obama on Thursday. 


Governor Andrew Cuomo will join President Barack Obama in Buffalo Thursday. Ticket information for the president's speech at the University at Buffalo has been made public.

The White House has officially confirmed that President Barack Obama will be in Buffalo next Thursday, August 22, to kick off of a two-day bus tour.

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More details are emerging on next week's Presidential visit to Buffalo. U.S. Senator Charles Schumer confirmed the trip Tuesday morning while appearing in Cheektowaga.