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President Obama’s Weekly Address: Reducing Gun Violence

President Obama’s Weekly Address: Reducing Gun Violence

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — In his weekly address, President Obama calls on Congress to pass “commonsense measures” to protect the nation’s children by reducing gun violence.The president says in the three months since 20 in…

Obama’s Weekly Address: Yet Another Call For Compromise On The Sequester

Obama’s Weekly Address: Yet Another Call For Compromise On The Sequester

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — The morning after $85 billion in across-the-board spending cuts kicked in, President Obama is calling once more for lawmakers to compromise to halt the damaging impact the sequester will have on t…

Obama’s Weekly Address: Urging Congress to Stop the Sequester

Obama’s Weekly Address: Urging Congress to Stop the Sequester

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — In recent days, Obama administration officials have warned of the devastating things that will happen if upcoming spending cuts go into effect.  Now in his weekly address, President Obama urg…

President Obama’s Weekly Address: the Plan for a Strong Middle Class

President Obama’s Weekly Address: the Plan for a Strong Middle Class

TOBY MELVILLE/AFP/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — President Obama spent much of this week traveling the country promoting his State of the Union message — what he calls a “Plan for a Strong Middle Class.” Now in his weekly address, the president’s message is…

GOP Address: Rep. Martha Roby on Stopping the Sequester

GOP Address: Rep. Martha Roby on Stopping the Sequester

Douglas Graham/Roll Call/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — In this week’s Republican address, Alabama Congresswoman Martha Roby calls on the president and Senate Democrats to join the House in stopping the sequester, a set of “across-the-board spending cuts”…

President Obama’s Weekly Address: Urging Congress to Act on Stopping Gun Violence

President Obama’s Weekly Address: Urging Congress to Act on Stopping Gun Violence

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — President Obama is enlisting the public’s help to urge lawmakers to act on his proposals to curb gun violence, telling Americans “it’s got to be up to you” to make a differ…

GOP Weekly Address: Rep. Lankford Calls Obama’s Inaugural ‘Fresh Start,’ Invokes MLK

GOP Weekly Address: Rep. Lankford Calls Obama’s Inaugural ‘Fresh Start,’ Invokes MLK

US House of Representatives(WASHINGTON) — On President Obama’s inaugural weekend, Oklahoma Congressman James Lankford is choosing to look ahead with a fresh perspective.”With the swearing in of a new Congress and the inauguration of President Obama, t…

President Obama’s Weekly Address: Ending the War in Afghanistan

President Obama’s Weekly Address: Ending the War in Afghanistan

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — In his weekly address, President Obama reprises the rosy message he delivered Friday on the war in Afghanistan: that the U.S. is achieving its primary objective and on-track to drawdown forces by the end of 2014….

GOP Weekly Address: The ‘Federal Government Spends Too Much,’ Says Sen. Deb Fischer

GOP Weekly Address: The ‘Federal Government Spends Too Much,’ Says Sen. Deb Fischer

Douglas Graham/Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — Nebraska Sen. Deb Fischer says now that Congress is ready to focus on the nation’s deficit, it’s time for serious action on the issue of government spending. In this week’s Republican address, Fischer says she ag…

President Obama’s Weekly Address: Warns Debt Ceiling Fight Could Be ‘Catastrophic’

President Obama’s Weekly Address: Warns Debt Ceiling Fight Could Be ‘Catastrophic’

Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images(HONOLULU) — In his first weekly address of the New Year, President Obama touts the “fiscal cliff” compromise as “one more step in the broader effort to grow our economy and shrink our deficits” but warns tha…

GOP Address: Rep. Dave Camp on Growing the Economy and Cutting Spending

GOP Address: Rep. Dave Camp on Growing the Economy and Cutting Spending

US House of Representatives(WASHINGTON) — As the House returns for the 113th Congress, Rep. Dave Camp says its 2013 resolution is clear: to grow our economy, getting government spending under control and making Washington more accountable to Americans…

Weekly Address: Obamas Wish Special Holiday Homecoming for Troops

Weekly Address: Obamas Wish Special Holiday Homecoming for Troops

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — As the first holiday season with the U.S. military out of Iraq and winding down in Afghanistan, President Obama wishes a special homecoming on American troops in his weekly address.”This weekend, …

GOP Weekly Address: House Speaker Boehner on Working to Avoid Fiscal Cliff

GOP Weekly Address: House Speaker Boehner on Working to Avoid Fiscal Cliff

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — House Speaker Boehner, having removed the proposed “Plan B” as an option in fiscal cliff talks, delivered this week’s Republican address about the will of the House to avert the fiscal deadline.Boehner, R- Ohio, no…

Weekly Address: President Obama Vows ‘Meaningful Action’ After Connecticut Shooting

Weekly Address: President Obama Vows ‘Meaningful Action’ After Connecticut Shooting

SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages(WASHINGTON) — Mourning the victims of the deadly shooting rampage at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school, President Obama says it’s time to “take meaningful action” to prevent future tragedies like this from…

President Obama’s Weekly Address: Congress Must Extend the Middle Class Tax Cuts

President Obama’s Weekly Address: Congress Must Extend the Middle Class Tax Cuts

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — In his weekly address, President Obama renews his push for lawmakers to decouple the middle-class tax cuts from the rest of the “fiscal cliff” fight and pass an extension immediately.&…

GOP Weekly Address: Helping the Middle Class Is ‘Personal’ for Marco Rubio

GOP Weekly Address: Helping the Middle Class Is ‘Personal’ for Marco Rubio

US Senate(WASHINGTON) — In this week’s Republican address, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio a “growing opportunity gap” is what is keeping many Americans from making it into the middle class — an issue he says is a “personal” one for him.”Americans are strug…

President Obama’s Weekly Address: The Push for Extending Middle Class Tax Cuts

President Obama’s Weekly Address: The Push for Extending Middle Class Tax Cuts

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — In his weekly address, President Obama continues to urge Congress to extend tax breaks for the middle class, saying it’s “unacceptable for some Republicans in Congress to hold middle class tax cut…

GOP Address: Sen. Hatch Knock’s President’s Proposal to Avoid the Fiscal Cliff

GOP Address: Sen. Hatch Knock’s President’s Proposal to Avoid the Fiscal Cliff

T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images(SALT LAKE CITY) — In this week’s Republican address, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, criticizes President Obama for “an utter lack of leadership” on avoiding the fiscal cliff, and says the longer he waits to “get serious,” the …

President Obama’s Weekly Address: Wishing Americans a Happy Thanksgiving

President Obama’s Weekly Address: Wishing Americans a Happy Thanksgiving

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — As Americans are preparing to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, President Obama take the opportunity in his weekly address to reflect on the blessings and freedoms we share.Thanksgiving is a day…

GOP Address: Rep. McMorris Rodgers Optimism Is Important in Face of Fiscal Challenges

GOP Address: Rep. McMorris Rodgers Optimism Is Important in Face of Fiscal Challenges

McMorris [dot] House [dot] gov(WASHINGTON) — In this week’s Republican address Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Wash.) echoes the president’s message reminding us of the freedoms  afforded to Americans.Giving thanks to service members servin…

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