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Obama Weekly Address

Obama To Congress: Do Anything To Help Working Americans

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says his travels beyond the capital and his visits with selected letter writers demonstrate the need for Co...

Obama Addresses White House Petition To Make Tim Howard Secretary Of Defense

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.04.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama congratulated the U.S. men's soccer team "who represented America so well the last few weeks" at the 2014 World Cup, and gave a...

Obama Spells Out His 'Number One Priority'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is promoting the work he's done in what he's calling his "Year of Action." In his weekly radio and onlin...

50-Plus Votes To Repeal Obamacare, But Not One On The Minimum Wage

AP/HuffPost | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is again encouraging Congress to pass a bill raising the minimum raise to $10.10 an hour. In his weekly ...

Obama To Congress: Move On The Jobs Issue

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is challenging Congress to help him create jobs and rebuild the nation's infrastructure. In his weekly r...

Obama's Weekly Address Stresses His Go-It-Alone Strategy

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is drawing attention to his go-it-alone strategy, emphasizing administrative steps he's taking to spur econ...

Obama: 2014 'Will Be A Year Of Action' On Jobs

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is calling 2014 "a year of action" for creating jobs and economic opportunities for American families. I...

Obama Calls For Restoring Unemployment Benefits

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama is urging Congress to reinstate jobless benefits for more than a million Americans. In his weekly radio an...

Obama Christmas Address Encourages Americans To Help Those In Need

AP / The Huffington Post | Posted 12.25.2013 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama is encouraging Americans to embrace the spirit of Christmas by volunteering at a soup kitchen, buying gifts f...

Obama's Weekly Address Calls Bipartisan Budget A Hopeful Sign

AP/HuffPost | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the bipartisan budget approved by Congress is a hopeful sign that Washington can end its cycle of cris...

Obama Gives Thanks For America's Founders, Troops, Volunteers

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.28.2013 | Politics

BY DARLENE SUPERVILLE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says Americans have much to be thankful for this Thanksgivin...

Obama: 'There Were No Winners In This' Government Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics

A little more than 48 hours after the 2013 government shutdown came to a close, President Barack Obama used his first weekly address since to stress t...

'This Would Not Be Another Iraq Or Afghanistan'

Reuters | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics

By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON, Sept 7 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama told his war-weary country on Saturday that America needs to ...

WATCH: Obama's 4th Of July Address Celebrates America's 'Improbable' Rise

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.04.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama delivered his 4th of July address on Thursday, celebrating the day that the United States decided to move from "colonists" to "...

Obama Urges Congress To Back Another Pick

Reuters | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 11 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama urged lawmakers on Saturday to back his nominee to oversee mortgage financiers Fannie Mae and ...

Jennifer Bendery

Francine Wheeler, Mom Of Son Killed In Newtown Shootings, To Give Obama's Weekly Address

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will keep the spotlight on gun violence in his weekly address on Saturday, but he's going to have someone else de...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Urges Action On Gun Control Bills In Weekly Address

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama put the spotlight back on gun violence on Saturday, praising senators for taking "big steps" to advance gun bills...

Can Obama Channel His Inner FDR?

Jane White | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics
Jane White

We've got a malfunctioning economy, gigantic deficits, madness in the Middle East, and political communication is now defined by attack ads instead of conversations. We desperately need leadership.

Obama: 9/11 Anniversary 'A Chance To Honor' The Fallen

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.08.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama marked the eleventh anniversary of 9/11 in his weekly address Saturday. Obama said the decade since the attacks "has been a ...

Obama Urges Americans To Rekindle 9/11 Unity

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is calling on Americans to rekindle the spirit of unity that characterized the response to the Sept. 11 attacks....

Obama: Republicans Wasted 'Precious Days' On Boehner Debt Ceiling Plan

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP/The Huffington Post) -- Claiming that the two parties aren't that far apart, President Barack Obama is urging Democratic and Republican...

Obama Urges Lawmakers On Both Sides To Make 'Political Sacrifices'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama appealed to Democrats and Republicans to "make some political sacrifices" and take advantage of an extraordinary ...

Playing Only Defense?

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

One may argue if Obama puts together a major job drive, the GOP would block it. However, then the president could stop playing only defense and go on the offense, making clear who has a major job-creation program and who is sabotaging it.

WATCH: Obama Talks Economic Recovery In Wake Of Grim Poll Numbers On Key Issue

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Saturday sought the public's patience with a slowing economy and said training workers for manufacturing jobs...

Obama Distances Himself From New Economic Sputters

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Distancing himself from new economic sputters, President Barack Obama on Saturday declared that recent "headwinds" were the result of hi...