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GOP Address: Republicans Not to Blame for Budget Failures, Sessions Says

GOP Address: Republicans Not to Blame for Budget Failures, Sessions Says

US Senate(WASHINGTON) — In his weekly address, President Obama laid into Congress for leaving Washington for a six-week recess without taking action on his job creation proposals. But Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., hit back at the president’s criticism i…

GOP Address: Republicans Not to Blame for Budget Failures, Sessions Says

GOP Address: Republicans Not to Blame for Budget Failures, Sessions Says

US Senate(WASHINGTON) — In his weekly address, President Obama laid into Congress for leaving Washington for a six-week recess without taking action on his job creation proposals. But Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., hit back at the president’s criticism i…

GOP Address: Republicans Not to Blame for Budget Failures, Sessions Says

GOP Address: Republicans Not to Blame for Budget Failures, Sessions Says

US Senate(WASHINGTON) — In his weekly address, President Obama laid into Congress for leaving Washington for a six-week recess without taking action on his job creation proposals. But Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., hit back at the president’s criticism i…

Obama’s Address: Honoring the Victims of the Libya Attack

Obama’s Address: Honoring the Victims of the Libya Attack

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — In his weekly address, President Obama pays tribute to the four Americans killed in Libya, saying they “represented the very best of our country.””Without people like them, America could not susta…

GOP Address: Rep. West Says Obama, Dems Are ‘Doing Nothing’ to Avoid Massive Defense Cuts

GOP Address: Rep. West Says Obama, Dems Are ‘Doing Nothing’ to Avoid Massive Defense Cuts

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) –  One day after the White House laid out the details of $1.2 trillion in automatic spending cuts that would take effect at the end of the year unless Congress strikes a deal, Rep. Allen West, R-Fla., uses the R…

Obama’s Weekly Address: Marking the 11th Anniversary of 9/11

Obama’s Weekly Address: Marking the 11th Anniversary of 9/11

Joshua Roberts-Pool/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — As the nation prepares to mark the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, President Obama is reflecting on “just how far we’ve come as a nation” and highlighting his administration&rs…

GOP Address: Sen. John Barrasso Says ‘It’s Time for Rhetoric to Meet Reality’ on Economy

GOP Address: Sen. John Barrasso Says ‘It’s Time for Rhetoric to Meet Reality’ on Economy

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Now that conventions are over for both the Republicans and Democrats, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., says, “It’s time for rhetoric to meet reality,” and the reality, he adds, “is that America is not better off than …

Obama’s Weekly Address: Marking the Anniversary of the End of the Iraq War

Obama’s Weekly Address: Marking the Anniversary of the End of the Iraq War

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(FORT BLISS, Texas) — Two years after he ended the combat mission in Iraq, President Obama is touting his plan to bring troops home from Afghanistan, saying it’s time to “do some nation-building here at home.&rdqu…

GOP Address: La. Rep. Steve Scalise — In the Wake of Isaac ‘We Strive Harder’

GOP Address: La. Rep. Steve Scalise — In the Wake of Isaac ‘We Strive Harder’

Tom Williams/Roll Call/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Just days after Hurricane Isaac barreled through the Gulf Coast region bringing tornadoes and flooding, Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise delivers this week’s Republican address expressing thanks to America…

Obama’s Weekly Address: Setting the Record Straight on Medicare

Obama’s Weekly Address: Setting the Record Straight on Medicare

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — President Obama is defending his Medicare reforms against Republican attacks, saying he would strengthen and preserve the program while his opponents would “effectively end Medicare as we kn…

Obama’s Weekly Address: Setting the Record Straight on Medicare

Obama’s Weekly Address: Setting the Record Straight on Medicare

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — President Obama is defending his Medicare reforms against Republican attacks, saying he would strengthen and preserve the program while his opponents would “effectively end Medicare as we kn…

Obama’s Weekly Address: Setting the Record Straight on Medicare

Obama’s Weekly Address: Setting the Record Straight on Medicare

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — President Obama is defending his Medicare reforms against Republican attacks, saying he would strengthen and preserve the program while his opponents would “effectively end Medicare as we kn…

GOP Address: Sen. Rand Paul Says President Obama Is MIA

GOP Address: Sen. Rand Paul Says President Obama Is MIA

United States Senate(WASHINGTON) — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul knocks President Obama in this week’s Republican address, saying the president is “missing in action” and that Americans “deserve better.”Many of the nation’s problems could have been resolved…

GOP Address: Sen. Rand Paul Says President Obama Is MIA

GOP Address: Sen. Rand Paul Says President Obama Is MIA

United States Senate(WASHINGTON) — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul knocks President Obama in this week’s Republican address, saying the president is “missing in action” and that Americans “deserve better.”Many of the nation’s problems could have been resolved…

GOP Address: Sen. Rand Paul Says President Obama Is MIA

GOP Address: Sen. Rand Paul Says President Obama Is MIA

United States Senate(WASHINGTON) — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul knocks President Obama in this week’s Republican address, saying the president is “missing in action” and that Americans “deserve better.”Many of the nation’s problems could have been resolved…

Obama’s Address: Urging Congress to Back Plan to Hire Teachers

Obama’s Address: Urging Congress to Back Plan to Hire Teachers

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — With students heading back to school, President Obama is alleges that  Republicans want to cut education funding to give tax breaks to the wealthy, saying their economic plan “undercuts…

Obama’s Weekly Address: ‘All-Hands-on-Deck’ to Combat Drought

Obama’s Weekly Address: ‘All-Hands-on-Deck’ to Combat Drought

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — With the country being hit by one of the worst droughts in more than 50 years, President Obama uses his weekly address to highlight the dry spell’s impact and the steps he’s taking to respond. &nb…

GOP Address: Congress Should Avoid ‘Crippling Defense Cuts’

GOP Address: Congress Should Avoid ‘Crippling Defense Cuts’

United States Senate(WASHINGTON) — In this week’s Republican address Sen. Roger Wicker calls attention to the impending budget cuts that will fall heavily on the military as a result of budget sequestration.  He highlights the urgency of balancin…

Obama’s Weekly Address: Olympians ‘Unconquerable’ American Spirit

Obama’s Weekly Address: Olympians ‘Unconquerable’ American Spirit

President Barack Obama talks on the phone with members of the U.S. Olympic women’s gymnastics team from Air Force One on Aug. 1. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)(WASHINGTON) — President Obama sidestepped politics in his weekly address Saturd…

GOP Address: House Leader Eric Cantor and the Problem with Taxes

GOP Address: House Leader Eric Cantor and the Problem with Taxes

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — In this week’s Republican address, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor focuses on rebutting the president’s tax proposals, but joins the president in wishing well for the athletes.“Watching the Olympics …

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