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Obama’s Address: Urging the House to Do ‘What’s Right’ for Middle Class

Obama’s Address: Urging the House to Do ‘What’s Right’ for Middle Class

White House Photo, Lawrence Jackson(WASHINGTON) — President Obama is using his weekly address to once again urge House Republicans to do “what’s right” and pass middle-class tax cuts, saying their insistence on tax breaks for the wea…

GOP Address: Sen. Orrin Hatch Says Raising Taxes Is ‘Not a Solution’

GOP Address: Sen. Orrin Hatch Says Raising Taxes Is ‘Not a Solution’

Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Raising taxes on businesses is the wrong solution while in the middle of economic crisis, according to Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah who delivers this week’s Republican address.Sen. Hatch warns Americ…

GOP Address: Boehner Offers Thoughts on Shooting Tragedy in Colorado

GOP Address: Boehner Offers Thoughts on Shooting Tragedy in Colorado

TOBY JORRIN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) –  Putting aside his initial plan to discuss the U.S. economy in this week’s Republican address, House Speaker John Boehner offers prayers for the those affected by the Friday mass shooting in Aurora, Colo…

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…

GOP Address: Sen. Portman Says There’s a Better Way to American Economic Comeback

GOP Address: Sen. Portman Says There’s a Better Way to American Economic Comeback

Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — With the nation’s unemployment rate still above eight percent, Sen. Rob Portman criticizes President Obama for what he says are failed economic policies that hinder job creation.In this week’s Republican addr…

GOP Address: Sen. Portman Says There’s a Better Way to American Economic Comeback

GOP Address: Sen. Portman Says There’s a Better Way to American Economic Comeback

Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — With the nation’s unemployment rate still above eight percent, Sen. Rob Portman criticizes President Obama for what he says are failed economic policies that hinder job creation.In this week’s Republican addr…

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…

GOP Address: Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle on ‘Obamacare’ Repeal, Jobs Report

GOP Address: Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle on ‘Obamacare’ Repeal, Jobs Report

US House of Representatives(WASHINGTON) — On the day after the release of June’s disappointing jobs data, New York’s Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle says the urgency for a full repeal of President Obama’s health care law is growing. With unemployment stuck at …

GOP Address: Sen. John Barrasso Seeks Health Care Law Repeal

GOP Address: Sen. John Barrasso Seeks Health Care Law Repeal

United States Senate(WASHINGTON) — In the days since the Supreme Court’s ruling Thursday to uphold President Obama’s health care law, both Republicans in Congress and the GOP’s presumptive presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, have vowed to repeal it.&nb…

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: 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….

GOP Address: Gov. Scott Walker Wants US ‘Fiscal House on Track’

GOP Address: Gov. Scott Walker Wants US ‘Fiscal House on Track’

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(MADISON, Wis.) — In this week’s Republican address, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, fresh off of his recent victory over the effort to recall him as governor, calls for Washington lawmakers to get America’s “fiscal house on t…

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…

GOP Address: Rep. Paulsen Urges Full Repeal of Affordable Care Act

GOP Address: Rep. Paulsen Urges Full Repeal of Affordable Care Act

House of Representatives(WASHINGTON) — In this week’s Republican address, Minnesota Congressman Erik Paulsen underscores the House’s focus on job creation, and says President Obama’s policies are only making things worse.With the U.S. unemployment rat…

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…

GOP Weekly Address: Sen. Cornyn Cautions Against ‘Taxmageddon’

GOP Weekly Address: Sen. Cornyn Cautions Against ‘Taxmageddon’

United States Senate(WASHINGTON) — In this week’s Republican address, Texas Sen. John Cornyn warns Americans of ‘Taxmageddon’ — or what the GOP says will be the “largest tax increase in American history” without action by Congress and the president. …

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…

GOP Address: Sen. Johnson, Republicans Dispappointed by Obama’s Economic Policies

GOP Address: Sen. Johnson, Republicans Dispappointed by Obama’s Economic Policies

US Senate(WASHINGTON) — Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin delivers this week’s Republican address, marking this week’s Senate vote of 99-0 against a budget amendment represented as President Obama’s budget request.  With a background in private secto…

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…

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