September 2nd, 2009
08:41 AM ET
5 years ago

WH senior aide: Obama considering major speech on health care

President Barack Obama is considering giving a major speech detailing specifics on what he would like to see included in a health-care reform bill.
President Barack Obama is considering giving a major speech detailing specifics on what he would like to see included in a health-care reform bill.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – President Barack Obama is considering giving a major speech detailing specifics on what he would like to see included in a health-care reform bill, a senior White House aide said Wednesday.

Senior advisor David Axelrod told CNN, the president is looking at the possibility of a speech as "one of his options" in pushing forward his health care agenda after he returns from vacation at Camp David next week.

Obama has outlined broad principles for what he would like in health-care
Reform, but he has left most details to leaders in Congress. Now, White House aides say, the dynamic has changed.

"We're entering a new season," Axelrod said. "It's time to synthesize and harmonize these strands and get this done."

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March 18th, 2009
05:45 PM ET
6 years ago

Bush to deliver first U.S. post-presidency speech in May

(CNN) - Former President George W. Bush will make his first domestic post-presidency speech on May 28 in Benton Harbor, Michigan, his spokesman, Rob Saliterman, said Wednesday.

Bush will be speaking to members of the Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan. The event will be closed to the media.

Separately, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice also will address the economic club on April 30.

Bush delivered remarks in Calgary, Canada, on Tuesday. His spokesman declined to comment on how much Bush was paid, but said the speech was not a fundraiser for the former president's foundation.