Tag Archive for President Obama

Obama’s Weekly Address: Losing Insurance Can Happen to Anybody

WASHINGTON – In this week’s address, President Barack Obama highlighted a new report from the Treasury Department that found that about half of all Americans under 65 will lose their health coverage at some point over the next ten years. The report also found that Americans under 21 have more than a 50-percent chance of…

President gets no R.E.S.P.E.C.T. from GOP Congressman

Last night during the President’s Health Care speech to Congress, South Carolina Congressman Joe Wilson heckled the President yelling “You Lie!”  There was little respect from the entire GOP Caucus last night but this nut went a bit too far for a member of Congress. He behaved more like the nut-jobs fired up by Sarah…

Are Your Children Socialists Now?

One of our readers Mike O’Gorman has written today on the President’s speech this morning to students across the country on his personal blog [Are Your Children Socialists Now?]. Mike has gathered responses from several schools and districts regarding how they addressed the availability of the Presidents remarks to students. I am pleased to present…

Right-Wingnuts Unhinged Over Obama Talking to Kids

UPDATE: Here’s the prepared text of the speech the president will deliver. Tim Rutten has an excellent OpEd in the LATimes today regarding the hysteria over the president’s planned Back to School address; Calls to boycott Obama’s speech to kids offer a disturbing lesson in paranoia. Rutten writes: While it long ago crossed the borders…

President’s Weekly Address: Recovery Act is Working

WASHINGTON – In this week’s address, President Barack Obama said the newly released GDP numbers are an indication that the Recovery Act is working, but that long–term investments in innovation are needed to ensure our nation’s long-term economic growth. By training the highest skilled workforce in the world, reforming the health care system to free…