(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.
(CNN) - A Republican Congressman-elect is sending a message to the American people that the GOP understands their woes and the challenges that face the next Congress.
"Fresh faces alone aren't enough to bring about the change in course the American people are demanding," Representative-elect Austin Scott said in the Republican weekly TV and radio address. "The real work lies ahead."
(CNN) - Democrats and Republicans are calling for a different kind of Washington when the new members of Congress assume their posts January. For both parties that includes reduced spending and a ban on earmarks.
"Given the deficits that have mounted up over the past decade, we can't afford to make these investments unless we're also willing to cut what we don't need," President Obama said in his weekly address Saturday.
(CNN) – Republicans came out swinging in their weekly address Saturday, with the speech sounding like a midterm election roadmap for candidates across the country.
Republican Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming delivered the remarks that criticized the president over the unemployment rate, federal debt, taxes and health care.