President Obama Visits Midway

Congressman Duncan – 2003 –
“Having a wildlife refuge or a national memorial that only bureaucrats can visit does not make a whole lot of sense.”


President Obama visited Midway on September 1, 2016

Here are a collection of videos and media articles about his visit to the island

A memorial few see
Public not allowed to visit historic Midway Atoll for years; wildlife protection is focus
The San Diego Union Tribune, Jones and Lederman write for The Associated Press, Dec 4, 2016
http://enewspaper.sandiegouniontribune.com/infinity/article_popover_share.aspx?guid=07bac358-81a4-4513-ba04-dbd2b9eaae4c

►Obama visits Midway Atoll, a symbol of his climate, Asia legacy
Rueters, Roberta Rampton, Sept. 2, 2016
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-obama-midway-idUSKCN1174HW

►Obama warns against global warming’s impact on Pacific atoll
AP, Josh Lederman, Sept. 2, 2016
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/1bbc8f1ec001401bbff628060920e0b8/obama-visit-far-flung-midway-atoll-conservation-push

►Midway: Why Barack Obama visited a tiny island in the Pacific
CNN, Nick Thompson, Sept 2, 2016
http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/01/politics/midway-obama-preview/

Obama Visits Faraway Speck Of Sand Furthering His Legacy Of Conservation
THE HUFFINGTON POST, Chris D’Angelo, Sept 2, 2016
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/barack-obama-midway-atoll_us_57c7b799e4b0e60d31dd290e

Obama visits far-flung Midway Atoll in conservation push
The Washington Post, Josh Lederman | AP, Sept 1, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/energy-environment/obama-to-visit-far-flung-midway-atoll-in-conservation-push/2016/09/01/fada8e0c-7019-11e6-993f-73c693a89820_story.html

►Obama, on historic Midway Island, touts his conservation efforts
USA TODAY, Gregory Korte, Sept 1, 2016

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2016/09/01/obama-historic-midway-island-touts-his-conservation-efforts/89747486/

Obama Visits Midway, Highlighting Monument and Commitment to Environment
The New York Times, Julie Hirschfeld, Sept 1, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/02/us/politics/obama-climate-change-midway-marine-monument.html?_r=0