(CNN)–President Obama turned his attention to education during his weekly address as he discussed another aspect of how he believes the nation can "win the future." Obama acknowledged that "Over the next ten years, nearly half of all new jobs will require education beyond high school."
He delivered the address from outside Portland, Oregon, while visiting Intel, a company that he said models how "instead of just being a nation that buys what's made overseas, we can make things in America and sell them around the globe.
Washington (CNN) - Both sides of the political aisle staked out their fiscal positions Saturday ahead of the budget debate on Capitol Hill.
President Obama, who will unveil his proposals Monday, said it's time "Washington acted responsibly" and live within its means. He said his budget will propose freezing annual domestic spending for the next five years, stripping waste from government, including getting rid of empty government buildings and suspending salaries for government employees. He also vowed to veto any bill that contains earmarks, legislative provisions that direct funds to a specific project.
Washington (CNN)-President Obama defined the "true measure of progress" for America in his weekly address Saturday. Focusing on his goal to "win the future" for the second consecutive week, he turned his attention to recent unemployment numbers and jobs.
"Our true measure of progress has to be whether every American who wants a job can find one; whether the jobs available pay well and offer good benefits; whether people in this county can still achieve the American Dream for themselves and their children."
Washington (CNN)– Echoing his recent State of the Union remarks, President Barack Obama used his weekly address on Saturday to detail a major theme from the speech: how America can "win the future."
Obama delivered the weekly address from a revitalized factory in Manitowic, Wisconsin that builds advanced clean energy systems. He pledged to continue "shining a spotlight" on similar businesses and "innovators across America," because "that's how America will win the future-by out-innovating, out-educating, and out-building our competitors."
(CNN) – Three days after hosting Chinese President Hu Jintao in talks defined largely by economic issues, President Obama championed plans to make America more competitive during his weekly radio address Saturday.
He began with an upfront assessment that more doors should be opened for U.S. goods and services internationally, saying, "If we're serious about fighting for American jobs and American businesses, one of the most important things we can do is open up more markets to American goods around the world."
(CNN) - One week after the Arizona shootings, President Obama dedicated his weekly address to the memory of the victims and pivoted the conversation toward political bipartisanship.
"As shrill and discordant as our politics can be at times, it was a moment that reminded us of who we really are – and how much we depend on one another," Obama said in Saturday's address. "While we can't escape our grief for those we've lost, we carry on now, mindful of those truths."
(CNN) - Democrats and Republicans often spout plans to address the budget and long-term deficit, but in their weekly web and radio speeches charted different courses to achieve the goals.
New House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor targeted health care as the first order of business for the new Congress, saying in Saturday's address that repealing the legislation would not only tackle care, but also decrease government spending and help businesses.
(CNN) - At the start of 2011, along with Americans across the country, Republicans and Democrats made their New Year's resolutions via web and radio addresses.
Although President Barack Obama was realistic about the divided Congress that will be sworn in Wednesday, he said members of both parties must work together to ensure economic growth continues in the new year.
(CNN) - Both parties touted the passage of the bipartisan tax deal signed into law Friday in their weekly internet and radio addresses, but their description of the process shows party divides are still alive and well.
The compromise, which passed in the Senate and House, was the result of negotiations between both parties and the White House that came together after Republicans made significant gains in both chambers, winning the majority in the new House.