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President’s Weekly Address: Overcoming America’s Challenges

From The White House Blog: The President recounts America’s great history of overcoming seemingly insurmountable challenges, and pledges to lead America in continuing that tradition. Focusing on creating a clean energy economy, comprehensive health reform, and revitalizing an education system in need of change, the President pledges not to leave these decades-old problems to yet…

Obama Weekly Address: Outlines New Medicare and Medicaid Savings

From the White House Blog: The President has long noted that skyrocketing health care costs will be disastrous in terms of our long term national debt unless we pass real reform.  In this Weekly Address, the President also explains how he will cover the upfront costs of reform by eliminating overpayments from Medicaid and Medicare and driving down…

Weekly Address: President Obama Calls for Real Health Care Reform

From the White House Blog In his weekly address to the nation the President makes clear that as Congress works through health care reform legislation, it must include fundamental changes that lower costs, ensure Americans have choices, and establish access to quality, affordable health care for all Americans. “But what we can’t welcome,” the President…

Weekly Address: Government Actions to Address the H1N1 Flu Virus

From The White House Blog: In his Weekly Address, the President discusses the government’s response to the 2009 H1N1 flu virus, from school closings to activating online social networks. He urges Americans to be calm but cautious. President Obama:  This is also why the Centers for Disease Control has recommended that schools and child care…

Obama Weekly Address: Calling for Fiscal Discipline

From The White House Blog: This week the President reiterates a theme that has been a hallmark of his career, namely that “old habits and stale thinking” will simply not help us solve the new and immense problems our country faces. Listing off several specific changes he intends to bring, he describes his guiding principle:…

Obama’s Weekly Address: A Major Milestone

Today President Obama is celebrating the passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act as a “major milestone on our road to recovery,” while still emphasizing that we have many miles yet to go. “This historic step won’t be the end of what we do to turn our economy around, but the beginning,” he says…