Weekly Addresses: White House, GOP express thanks, indebtedness to troops over holiday
November 28th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
5 months ago

Weekly Addresses: White House, GOP express thanks, indebtedness to troops over holiday

(CNN) – As Americans celebrate Thanksgiving, President Barack Obama and the GOP expressed gratitude on Thursday to members of the military serving overseas during the holiday.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican and a member of the Armed Service Committee, said the celebrations are a reminder to be grateful for life’s basic comforts and the nation should remember those unable to make it home for the holiday.
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GOP Weekly address: Obamacare promise is 'consumer fraud'
November 16th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
5 months ago

GOP Weekly address: Obamacare promise is 'consumer fraud'

(CNN) – Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, blasted President Barack Obama's now infamous "keep your healthcare" pledge on Saturday in the GOP's weekly address.

"Millions of Americans are coming to realize that those are your tire tracks on their cancelled policies," Johnson said about the President, arguing that it's "obvious that you didn't inadvertently misspeak when you promised Americans they can keep their doctors and health plans."
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Filed under: GOP weekly address • Health care • Obamacare • President Obama • Ron Johnson
GOP Senator hammers Obamacare in weekly address
November 2nd, 2013
01:25 PM ET
6 months ago

GOP Senator hammers Obamacare in weekly address

(CNN)–Senator Dan Coats of Indiana delivered the GOP weekly address on Saturday, further stressing his party's concerns about Obamacare one month after the disasterous launch of Healthcare.gov.

"Too many Americans still cannot even access the online exchanges," said Coats, "and for the few that have, they're experiencing sticker shock."
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Filed under: Dan Coats • GOP weekly address • Obamacare
Virginia governor candidate blasts Obamacare in GOP weekly address
October 19th, 2013
10:50 AM ET
6 months ago

Virginia governor candidate blasts Obamacare in GOP weekly address

Ken Cuccinelli, the Republican candidate in Virginia's 2013 gubernatorial race, gave the GOP weekly address on Saturday and used the opportunity to speak out against the Affordable Care Act.

"Obamacare represents one of the largest and most reckless expansions of government in the more than 200-year history of our nations," Cuccinelli said. "I believe that Obamacare is unconstitutional."
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Filed under: GOP weekly address • Health care • Ken Cuccinelli
GOP Rep.: ‘We’ve actually found some common ground this week’
October 12th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
6 months ago

GOP Rep.: ‘We’ve actually found some common ground this week’

Washington (CNN) - The Republican Party’s weekly address didn’t say a single negative thing Saturday about President Barack Obama or the Democratic Party. Not one.

Rather, Rep. Buck McKeon, R-California, struck a positive tone that focused on all the work that remains to be done, by everyone.
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Nevada Gov. blasts 'Washington approach' to job creation
September 21st, 2013
09:43 AM ET
7 months ago

Nevada Gov. blasts 'Washington approach' to job creation

WASHINGTON (CNN) - While never mentioning President Barack Obama by name, Nevada's governor assailed the president's leadership of the country's economy and criticized the White House for refusing to engage with Republican opposition in Congress.

"Good executives, like all good leaders, must expect opposition when making decisions or when making or enforcing the law," Gov. Brian Sandoval said. "But executives must engage those that disagree with them."

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Filed under: Brian Sandoval • Economy • GOP weekly address
White House and Republicans prep for tax cut debate
July 28th, 2012
06:00 AM ET
2 years ago

White House and Republicans prep for tax cut debate

(CNN) – The White House and congressional Republicans are blaming each other for holding America's economy 'hostage' by refusing to back their respective proposals to extend the politically decisive Bush-era tax cuts.

In his weekly address Saturday, President Barack Obama urged House Republicans to act on the Democrat-controlled Senate bill passed this week to extend tax cuts for middle income earners, though Republicans are calling for an extension of all the current tax rates.
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Filed under: GOP weekly address • President Obama • Taxes
Obama and Kasich: Lessons from the heartland
August 20th, 2011
11:51 AM ET
3 years ago

Obama and Kasich: Lessons from the heartland

(CNN) - President Barack Obama and Ohio Gov. John Kasich passed along what they saw as lessons from the Midwest Saturday during their weekly addresses.

The president taped his weekly address from Alpha, Illinois-a town he visited during a three-day bus tour through the region used to engage small town citizens in dialogue about jobs and the economy.
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Filed under: Economy • GOP weekly address • John Kasich • President Obama
President Obama blasts partisanship in weekly address
August 13th, 2011
11:06 AM ET
2 years ago

President Obama blasts partisanship in weekly address

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama railed against partisan politics Saturday during the presidential weekly address.

“There’s nothing wrong with our country,” he declared.

“There is something wrong with our politics.”
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Filed under: GOP weekly address • Pat Toomey • President Obama
Obama calls for leaders to work together on debt deal
July 23rd, 2011
11:39 AM ET
3 years ago

Obama calls for leaders to work together on debt deal

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama called on Democratic and Republican leaders to come together and do "the right thing" to resolve the nation's debt crisis Saturday in his weekly address.

He warned that unless an agreement is reached to raise the amount of money the federal government is allowed to borrow, debt will "weaken our economy, cause higher interest rates for families, and force us to scale back things like education and Medicare."
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Filed under: Budget • Debt • Deficit • GOP weekly address • President Obama
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