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Obama’ Weekly Address: ‘Time for Prayer and Reflection’ After Colorado Shooting

Obama’ Weekly Address: ‘Time for Prayer and Reflection’ After Colorado Shooting

White House Photo, Chuck Kennedy(WASHINGTON) — Following the largest mass shooting in U.S. history, President Obama urges Americans to take “some time for prayer and reflection” this weekend while offering condolences to families of the vi…

Obama’s Address: POTUS Continues Push for ‘Middle-Class’ Tax Cut Extension

Obama’s Address: POTUS Continues Push for ‘Middle-Class’ Tax Cut Extension

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — President Obama is continuing his push to extend the Bush-era tax cuts for Americans making less than $250,000, while simultaneously allowing breaks for those over that mark to expire. Targeting c…

Obama’s Weekly Address: Victory Lap on Student Loans, Transport Bill

Obama’s Weekly Address: Victory Lap on Student Loans, Transport Bill

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — After months of casting himself as a warrior president battling a recalcitrant Congress, President Obama is claiming a victory in what he describes as an ongoing war. In his weekly address, Obama hails passage…

Obama’s Weekly Address: Fighting the Colorado Wildfires

Obama’s Weekly Address: Fighting the Colorado Wildfires

Lawrence Jackson/The White House(WASHINGTON) — After visiting the areas ravaged by the Colorado wildfires, President Obama is urging Americans to pitch in and contribute to the recovery effort, saying “this is a good reminder of what makes us American…

Obama’s Weekly Address: Demanding Action On The Transportation Bill and Student Loans

Obama’s Weekly Address: Demanding Action On The Transportation Bill and Student Loans

The Whote House / Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — President Obama is urging lawmakers to put politics aside and pass legislation to fund transportation projects and extend low-rate student loans, saying there is “no excuse for inaction.”“We…

Obama’s Weekly Address: Ending the Stalemate in Washington

Obama’s Weekly Address: Ending the Stalemate in Washington

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — President Obama is blaming Republicans in Congress for the flailing economic recovery, saying “every problem we face is within our power to solve.  What’s lacking is our politics….

Obama’s Weekly Address: Keeping Teachers on the Job

Obama’s Weekly Address: Keeping Teachers on the Job

The White House(WASHINGTON) — President Obama is urging lawmakers to help financially strapped states put teachers back to work, arguing that “when states struggle, it’s up to Congress to step in and help out.” “Nationwide…

Obama’s Weekly Address: Congress, ‘Get to Work’

Obama’s Weekly Address: Congress, ‘Get to Work’

YURI GRIPAS/AFP/GettyImages(GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn.) — On the heels of Friday’s disappointing jobs report, the president is asking lawmakers to put politics aside and act on his agenda to boost the economy and create jobs. “My message to…

President Obama’s Weekly Address: Honoring Our Fallen Heroes

President Obama’s Weekly Address: Honoring Our Fallen Heroes

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — As Americans prepare to fire up the grill, open the pool and enjoy the holiday weekend, President Obama is paying tribute to the nation’s men and women in uniform, thanking them for their service and reaffi…

Obama’s Weekly Address: Urging Lawmakers to Implement Wall St. Reform

Obama’s Weekly Address: Urging Lawmakers to Implement Wall St. Reform

Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy(WASHINGTON) — In the wake of JPMorgan Chase’s staggering trading loss, President Obama is urging Republicans to “keep moving forward” and finish implementing Wall Street reform.“We ca…

Obama’s Weekly Address: Republicans ‘Wrong’ to Seek Tax Cuts

Obama’s Weekly Address: Republicans ‘Wrong’ to Seek Tax Cuts

Official White House photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — Continuing to cast himself as an activist president defying slim odds for election-year legislative compromises, President Obama in his weekly address pushes “a few common-sense policies tha…

Obama’s Weekly Address: Time to ‘Focus on Nation Building Here at Home’

Obama’s Weekly Address: Time to ‘Focus on Nation Building Here at Home’

Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Just days after his surprise trip to Kabul, the president says “the tide of war has turned in Afghanistan” and it is now time to “focus on nation building here at home.”…

Obama’s Weekly Address: Student Loan Rate Hike Would Be ‘Tremendous Blow’

Obama’s Weekly Address: Student Loan Rate Hike Would Be ‘Tremendous Blow’

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — President Obama is teeing up interest rates on federal student loans as the new focus of his election-year drive to draw contrasts with Republicans. In his weekly radio address, Obama says he…

Obama’s Weekly Address: Buffett Rule Crunch Time

Obama’s Weekly Address: Buffett Rule Crunch Time

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — It’s crunch time for the Buffett Rule, and President Obama is using his weekly address to make an eleventh-hour pitch.   Ahead of an upcoming Senate vote on a tax hike on millionai…

Obama’s Weekly Address: Hey House, Pass the Transport Bill!

Obama’s Weekly Address: Hey House, Pass the Transport Bill!

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — In his weekly address, President Obama prods House Republicans to pass a compromise transportation bill that he says will fund major construction projects and keep thousands of workers employed at…

Obama’s Weekly Address: No ‘Quick Fixes’ to Lower Gas Prices

Obama’s Weekly Address: No ‘Quick Fixes’ to Lower Gas Prices

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama continues to hammer home his “all-of-the-above” energy strategy, calling for additional investments in green energy and attacking “career politicians” promising a “…

Obama’s Weekly Address: Investing in Clean Energy

Obama’s Weekly Address: Investing in Clean Energy

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama is calling for Congress to end $4 billion in subsidies to oil and gas companies and invest in clean energy instead, arguing that decreasing the nation’s dependence on oil will ease the p…

Obama’s Weekly Address: White House Not to Blame for Rising Gas Costs

Obama’s Weekly Address: White House Not to Blame for Rising Gas Costs

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — In his weekly address, President Obama continues to defend his energy strategy and claim his administration is not to blame for the spike in gas prices. Echoing a speech he gave in Miami earl…

Obama’s Weekly Address: ‘Always Something We Can Do’ for Manufacturers

Obama’s Weekly Address: ‘Always Something We Can Do’ for Manufacturers

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(EVERETT, Wash.) — President Obama uses his weekly address — set against the backdrop of the newest American-designed passenger, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner — to reprise a call for legislative action aimed at boosting produc…

Obama’s Weekly Address: Extending the Payroll Tax Cut

Obama’s Weekly Address: Extending the Payroll Tax Cut

Kevin Lamarque-Pool/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — In his weekly address, President Obama urges Congress to extend the payroll tax cut without “drama” or “delay,” saying now is not the time for “self-inflicted wounds to our r…

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