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Video: Political spinoff from Obama's visit

President Obama's stop in the Buffalo area will likely have some political spin off for the city's mayor, according to The News' Bob McCarthy. He talks with Brian Meyer about the political aspect of Obama's visit:

Video: Zremski recaps Day One of Obama's bus trip

Video: McCarthy & Meyer analyze Obama's speech on higher education

News Political Reporter Bob McCarthy and collegeaue Brian Meyer discuss President Obama's speech on higher education costs at the University at Buffalo's Alumni Arena:

Obama and Cuomo have a 'good chat'

By Tom Precious

ALBANY – With two daughters heading off as freshmen at Ivy League colleges, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said he can relate to President Obama’s speech in Buffalo today about the soaring costs of college education.

“You’re telling me. I almost couldn’t afford the sausage,’’ Cuomo told reporters in Syracuse during a visit –- and sausage sandwich eating stop- –at the State Fair in Syracuse.

Cuomo, whose two oldest daughters are going to Harvard and Brown, had a last-minute schedule change to Syracuse after attending Obama’s speech at the University at Buffalo this morning. Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy attended the fair's opening day earlier in the morning; Duffy, the former mayor of Rochester, was in the news this morning following an Albany Times Union story raising questions about a lake house he purchased from the head of a Rochester-area chamber of commerce group.

Asked what he talked about with Obama, Cuomo said, “We were talking about Buffalo, the state of New York, the economy in general. So it was a good chat.’’


Video: Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown interviewed about president flubbing his name

Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown discussed what he talked to President Barack Obama about during their trip from the airport to UB's Alumni Arena. Around the 2-minute mark, Brown also addresses the mix-up Obama had in identifying him during the speech:

Video: President Obama dines at Rochester's Magnolia's cafe

Video: President Obama flubs Buffalo mayor's name

Video: President Obama's full speech at UB

An analysis of White House college cost containment proposal

The New York Times looks at President Obama's proposal to control college costs here.

Complete coverage of Obama's visit

* Main story: Obama connects with UB crowd on plans for education aid 

* Sidebar: Meet the UB sophomore who introduced the president to the crowd

* Column: Welcoming the president to the real world of college costs 

* Sidebar: Brown calls Obama name flub a moment of "fun"

* Sidebar: Republicans blast Obama's visit as an unproductive distraction

* Sidebar: Protesters kept far away from president during UB visit

* Sidebar: Obama pushes rating system for colleges, universities

*Sidebar: Rating proposal stirs reaction

* Sidebar: Obama used "Say Yes" campaign as part of education message in Syracuse

* Notebook: Smaller moments in the news events of a presidential visit

* Photo Gallery: Obama visits Syracuse

Photo Gallery: Obama arrives at the airport

Photo Gallery: Crowd awaits Obama at UB

* Photo Gallery: Obama at UB Alumni Arena

* Video: Obama's full speech at UB

* Video: Obama flubs Buffalo mayor's name

* Video: Byron Brown reacts to Obama mixing up his name

* Video: Obama dines at Rochester's Magnolia cafe

* Video: McCarthy & Meyer analyze speech



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About Politics Now

Robert J. McCarthy

Robert J. McCarthy

A native of Schenectady, Robert J. McCarthy came to The Buffalo News in 1982 following a six-year stint at the Olean Times Herald. He is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University, and has been covering local, state and national politics since 1992.

Tom Precious

Tom Precious

Tom Precious joined The Buffalo News in 1997 as bureau chief at the state Capitol, where he covers everything from statewide politics and state government fiscal affairs to health care, environmental and municipal government matters. Prior to The News, he worked for news outlets in Albany and Washington, DC.

Jill Terreri

Jill Terreri

Jill Terreri is an Amherst native and has covered politics and government in upstate New York since 2003. She joined The Buffalo News in 2012 and covers City Hall.

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Jerry Zremski

Jerry Zremski

Jerry Zremski, The Buffalo News Washington bureau chief, has reported from the nation's capital since 1989 after joining The News as a business reporter in 1984. A graduate of Syracuse University, Zremski is a former Nieman fellow in journalism at Harvard University. In 2007, he served as president of the National Press Club.

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