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Obama Speech to Congress

Amanda Terkel

House GOP's Talking Points On Obama's Jobs Speech | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are circulating talking points in advance of President Barack Obama's jobs speech to Congress, urging their members to...

MSNBC's Rev. Joe Watkins Accuses President Obama of Breaking and Entering the Nation's Schools While Pastor Steven Anderson Prays For His Death

Ronald B. Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ronald B. Robinson

Rev. Watkins, what you and your ilk are doing is the antithesis of Christianity and Christ's teachings.

House GOPers: Obama Breached Decorum Before Wilson

Talking Points Memo | Eric Kleefeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

An interesting new pattern has emerged from some Republicans. Both during and after yesterday's House admonishment of Rep. Joe Wilson's (R-SC) outburs...

What Republicans Don't Get About the Joe Wilson Meltdown

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Rep. Wilson is not some civilian who shouted his dissent at a truck stop rally. He was in a holy place which is the political equivalent of a church or a temple.

White Whine

Kate Clinton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Kate Clinton

Republicans treat President Obama as if he were a substitute teacher and they are just waiting for the real deal to come back in the room.

Obama Health Care Speech Reaction From Huffington Post Readers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Last night we asked Huffington Post readers to share their thoughts about President Obama's health care speech. A huge number of people responded, exp...

Matt Osborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Osborne

Trial lawyers are a widely-despised lobby. Yet courts remain the only way individual Americans can redress grievances against the rich and powerful; they are a great leveler, and limits have had perverse effects.

Just Another Joe Wilson to Love

Mary Lyon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Lyon

Thank you, Joe Wilson, for voluntarily becoming the angry, twisted, insolent face of the Republican naysayers, "NO-bodies," and assorted nattering nabobs of negativity.

"It's a Lie...It's a Lie." Obama Finally Comes Out Swinging

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

The speech was brilliantly crafted, forcefully delivered and very specific about the benefits and the costs, while also dispelling the "bogus claims spread by those whose only agenda is to kill reform at any cost."

"Go Out And Make Me Do It"

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Having a president who inspires people to act collectively on their own behalf can make a difference. It gives people hope and courage to defy obstacles.

Obama Health Care Speech Reactions: HuffPost Readers Share Their Thoughts

Huffington Post | Katharine Zaleski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama said himself Wednesday morning that he hasn't been clear enough on his plans to reform health care: "I, out of an effort to give...

What Still Ails America

Mary Lyon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Lyon

We're addicted to attacking each other. To the point where some of us wear firearms to town hall meetings, heckle disabled women in wheelchairs, and bite actual body parts off people.

What do You Want Obama to Say Wednesday Night?

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

President Obama will address a joint session of Congress next Wednesday night (September 9th) and make his case for health reform. What do you want him to say?

Obama Must Unequivocally Champion the Public Option and Fight For It

Sahil Kapur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sahil Kapur

This is Obama's true test. His biggest flaws as president so far have all come down to his hesitation to fight the narrow, entrenched industry groups serving their bottom line at the expense of the people.

The Stimulus Package and Beyond

Linda Schurman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Schurman

We are asking the impossible of the new administration. Nobody can fix a catastrophe of this magnitude over night that is the result of deconstructing the rule of law in the financial sector for some 25 years.

Doctors Skeptical After Viewing Obama's Speech to Congress and Remain Pessimistic About the Future

Stu Kreisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stu Kreisman

A new national study among 526 primary care physicians revealed that the majority (61%) reported that health care will "get worse" in the next four years, after viewing Obama's speech to Congress.

Jindal's Speech: Phenom Falls Flat!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Jindal, you've had the misfortune to run into two of the greatest pitfalls in our business: The Curse of Heightened Expectations, and The Curse of Multiple Messages.

A Tale of Two Speeches

Mary Lyon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Lyon

2/25/09 A Tale of Two Speeches By Mary Lyon Feels like it's still the best of times and the worst of times. If the night of President Obama's first ...

George Will On Obama Speech: "I Don't Know When Men Started To Hug Each Other"

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Asked for a "final thought" on the president's speech last night, conservative columnist George WIll chose to focus on the fact that Obama was able to...