In Address, Obama To Focus On Economic Opportunity

He ought to practice his speech in the mirror and more info talk to himself about income inequality and look at his own horrible record, National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said in an interview. Republican Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington state will deliver the partys nationally televised response immediately following Obamas speech. Mid-Term Election Obamas address will likely frame much of the debate for the November mid-term elections that will determine political control of Congress for his final two years in office and how much he can accomplish in his second term. Republicans won the House majority in 2010, and the result was a stalling of the agenda Obama laid out in his State of the Union address earlier that year. After lawmakers compiled one of their least productive legislative records last year, Obama has vowed to act on his own when possible. Where Congress is debating things and hasnt been able to pull the trigger on stuff, my administration is going to move forward, Obama said Jan.
Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-25/obama-rushes-to-keep-last-year-s-promise-before-address.html

GOP offers early rebuttal to Obama’s State of the Union

Everyone who’s not in the 1% needs to rally behind the Prez. January 25, 2014 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm | Why should Obama wait for an incompetent obstructive GOP controlled house when we ALL know the GOP is going to get kicked out in November !!!!!! January 25, 2014 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm | Why should he wait, when we ALL know the GOP is going to lose the house in November and have NO power at all!!!!!! January 25, 2014 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm | Liz the First Good! time to be the strikebreaker-in-chief! the rethugs have refused to govern since his first inauguration and the country has suffered immeasurably for it.
Source: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2014/01/25/295567/comment-page-1/

Obama Rushes to Keep Last Year’s Promise Before Address

We’re experiencing a few technical issues. Try again By submitting you agree to our Terms of Service Your Take contributions have not been reviewed for accuracy by USA TODAY. Contributors agree to our Terms of Service and are responsible for the content of their videos and photos. Please report any content that violates the terms. Michelle Obama to appear on Fallon’s ‘Tonight Show’ David Jackson, USA TODAY 9:23 a.m. EST January 24, 2014 Jimmy Fallon (Photo: Frederick M.
Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/theoval/2014/01/24/michelle-obama-jimmy-fallon-the-tonight-show/4817539/

Michelle Obama to appear on Fallon’s ‘Tonight Show’

He’s promoting a White House task force he’s created to address the problem on college campuses. Obama is telling victims that they’re not alone. He says, quote, “I’ve got your back.” Obama says government has a role in ending sexual assault. But he says it’s up to everyone to teach young people to help put an end to the crime. In the Republican address, Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri says Obama’s economic policies are hurting poor Americans.
Source: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/obama-sex-assault-victims-ive-back-21754631

Obama: Step up efforts to combat sexual violence

Presidents ought to aim high.” Obama has been tinkering with the speech in his typical fashion, writing out notes long-hand on yellow legal pads and scribbling edits on drafts typed out by his speechwriting team. The White House has heavily promoted the address on social media sites like Instagram, posting photos of Obama working in the Oval Office with lead speechwriter Cody Keenan. Aides are also working on an interactive version of the speech that will run online and feature charts and statistics about the president’s proposals as he’s speaking. While each of Obama’s speeches to Congress has centered on the economy, the challenges have changed as the nation has moved away from the deep recession. Corporate profits and the financial markets have reached record highs, but many Americans are grappling with long-term unemployment and stagnant salaries. Obama has struggled to gain traction on Capitol Hill for many of the economic initiatives he supports, including reinstating unemployment insurance for more than one million Americans who have been out of work for a long period of time.
Source: http://www.dallasnews.com/news/local-news/20140125-in-address-obama-to-focus-on-economic-opportunity.ece

White House: Obama “will not wait for Congress”

If all he has to offer is more of the same – or if he refuses to acknowledge that his own policies have failed to work – the president is simply doing what many failed leaders have done before him: trying to set one group of Americans against another group of Americans. Blunt blamed several of the administrations policies for inhibiting economic growth. Per usual, exhibit A was Obamacare, which the Missouri Republican said was adding uncertainty and cost to the health care market. This isnt the result of some website glitch, he said. Its a law thats fundamentally flawed. And its hurting the very families who need affordable coverage and good-paying, full-time jobs the most. He also criticized the presidents indecision on approving the Keystone XL pipeline to transport oil from Canadian tar sands to refineries on the Gulf Coast, saying the pipeline would create tens of thousands of jobs at no cost to taxpayers. This projects been stalled for more than five years, he said. Its time for President Obama to approve truly shovel-ready projects like Keystone to encourage private-sector job creation. On Friday,in a show of GOP unity before the State of the Union,every Republican in the Senate signed a letter to Mr.
Source: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/gop-offers-early-rebuttal-to-obamas-state-of-the-union/

Obama to Sex Assault Victims: ‘I’ve Got Your Back’

An estimated 1 in 5 women is sexually assaulted at college and thats totally unacceptable, he said. So Ive created the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault.Were going to help schools do a better job of preventing and responding to sexual assault on their campuses. Despite signs of progress, President Obama says the U.S. has more to do to prevent sexual assault on college campuses, announcing the creation of… The president first announced the creation of the task force Wednesday when he convened the White House Council on Women and Girls to step up the administrations efforts to prevent sexual assault. He also nodded at the ongoing push by Congress and the administration to curb the problem of sexual violence in the armed forces, vowing to keep up the fight.
Source: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/obama-step-up-efforts-to-combat-sexual-violence/

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