Obama, Coburn engage in battle of the budgets in weekly addresses
April 16th, 2011
01:09 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama, Coburn engage in battle of the budgets in weekly addresses

Washington (CNN) – President Obama advocated for his proposed budget in the weekly address Saturday, calling it a “balanced plan that reduces spending and brings down the deficit” to put America “back on track.”

He warned that, without action, the “rising tide of borrowing” will damage the economy, but also cautioned that action must be in the form of a “balanced approach to reduce the deficit.”
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Filed under: GOP weekly address • President Obama • Tom Coburn
Obama calls for clean energy as Boehner pledges to 'keep the cuts coming'
April 2nd, 2011
10:55 AM ET
3 years ago

Obama calls for clean energy as Boehner pledges to 'keep the cuts coming'

(CNN)-President Barack Obama delivered the weekly address from a UPS customer center in Landover, Maryland to drive home the need for a commitment to clean energy vehicles and highlight recent job gains.

The president noted rising gas prices and outlined his plan to strengthen the economy and reduce the nation's dependency on oil imports. He also praised UPS, FedEx, Verizon, AT&T, and PepsiCo for taking the lead in transitioning to more fuel-efficient cars and trucks.
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Filed under: Energy • GOP weekly address • Jobs • President Obama
Weekly addresses spotlight economy from different angles
March 19th, 2011
09:33 AM ET
3 years ago

Weekly addresses spotlight economy from different angles

Washington (CNN)- President Obama recognized the conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa as well as natural disasters in Japan in the opening of his weekly address Saturday, but the economy and his trip to Latin America quickly became the focus of his message.

"As we respond to these immediate crises abroad, we will also not let up in our efforts to tackle the pressing, ongoing challenges facing our country," he said.
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Filed under: Economy • GOP weekly address • Jobs • President Obama
President speaks on women's rights, GOP hone in on rising energy prices in weekly addresses
March 12th, 2011
01:55 PM ET
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President speaks on women's rights, GOP hone in on rising energy prices in weekly addresses

Washington (CNN)-President Obama noted that March is Women's History Month, calling it a time to celebrate "the progress that women have made" and the "women throughout history who have made that progress possible," in the weekly presidential address.

He recalled how Eleanor Roosevelt challenged President Kennedy to find qualified women for top posts in his administration, and that Kennedy asked her to head a new presidential commission to study the status of women in America in response. "It's been almost fifty years since the Roosevelt commission published its findings -and there have been few similar efforts by the government in the decades that followed," the president remarked.
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Filed under: Energy • GOP weekly address • President Obama
Job creation is 'top priority' in presidential, GOP weekly addresses
March 5th, 2011
11:26 AM ET
3 years ago

Job creation is 'top priority' in presidential, GOP weekly addresses

(CNN)–President Obama called on America to “step up our game,” during the weekly radio address from Miami Central High School in Florida.

While remarking on the fall of the unemployment rate, he singled out “creating jobs and opportunities in a fiercely competitive world” as a top priority because “we have a lot more work to do…for the millions more who still don’t have the right job or all the work they need to live out the American Dream.”
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Filed under: Budget • GOP weekly address • President Obama
Political messages urge against government shutdown
February 26th, 2011
10:37 AM ET
3 years ago

Political messages urge against government shutdown

Washington (CNN) – While Congress works to prevent a government shutdown over a deal to continue funding the government, President Obama and Republican Sen. Rob Portman used their weekly web and radio addresses to advocate against gridlock.

Obama urged Democrats and Republicans to find common ground "so we can accelerate, not impede, economic growth."
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Education meets the budget in Obama and GOP weekly addresses
February 19th, 2011
11:01 AM ET
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Education meets the budget in Obama and GOP weekly addresses

(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.
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Filed under: GOP weekly address • President Obama • Tom Price
Playing politics with the budget
February 12th, 2011
10:37 AM ET
3 years ago

Playing politics with the budget

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.
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Filed under: Budget • Congress • GOP weekly address • Orrin Hatch • President Obama
Obama measures 'true progress'
February 5th, 2011
01:28 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama measures 'true progress'

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."
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Filed under: GOP weekly address • President Obama
Obama outlines how to 'win the future'
January 29th, 2011
12:28 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama outlines how to 'win the future'

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."
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