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  • Obama defends partisan speech after Navy Yard shooting

    09/18/2013 8:55:57 AM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9-18-2013 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama is defending the partisan budget speech that he delivered just hours after the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. In an interview Tuesday night with the Spanish-language network Telemundo, Mr. Obama said he was fully briefed on the shooting before he went on camera to accuse congressional Republicans of trying “to hurt people just to score political points.” “I think that everybody understands that the minute something like this [shooting] happens, I’m in touch with the FBI , I’m in touch with my national security team, we’re making sure that all the assets are out there for...
  • Remarks by the President at the Five-Year Anniversary of the Financial Crisis

    09/17/2013 6:32:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Whitehouse.gov ^ | September 16, 2013 | Barack Hussein Obama
    Remarks by the President at the Five-Year Anniversary of the Financial Crisis South Court12:31 P.M. EDTTHE PRESIDENT:  Good afternoon, everybody.  Please have a seat.  Before I begin, let me say a few words about the tragedy that's unfolding not far away from here at the Washington Navy Yard.  That's part of why our event today was delayed.I’ve been briefed by my team on the situation.  We still don’t know all the facts, but we do know that several people have been shot, and some have been killed.  So we are confronting yet another mass shooting -- and today, it happened...
  • First Thoughts: Bad Timing (NBC: Obama a victim of circumstance)

    09/17/2013 6:26:01 AM PDT · by kristinn · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | Tuesday, September 17, 2013 | Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, Domenico Montanaro, and Jessica Taylor
    *** Bad timing: When you’re in a rut, nothing seems to go right. That’s true in sports, in life and, yes, in American politics. And for the Obama White House, little seems to be going right, especially when it comes to timing. Last week, President Obama gave a speech to the nation on Syria about the need to use U.S. force there -- at the very same time as the United States appeared to reach a diplomatic breakthrough, which produced a disjointed message. Then on Friday, the president sat down for an interview with ABC that would air on Sunday....
  • With Navy Yard shooters still at large, Obama warns of 'extreme wing' Republicans

    09/16/2013 11:47:47 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 46 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09/16/2013 | Charlie Spiering
    After briefly addressing the tragic Navy Yard shootings, President Obama delivered a sharply partisan message to Republicans on Monday, while two individuals connected with the attack were still at large in Washington, D.C. Obama warned of an "extreme wing" of the Republican party that was willing to shutdown the government over Obamacare. Obama delayed his speech by about 50 minutes after news of the attack broke Monday morning, but pressed forward with his full remarks in the South Court Auditorium of the White House. "The larger point is asked — after all that we have been through, after all the...
  • Obama's Economy Speech Thwarted by News Cycle

    09/16/2013 9:33:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    9/16/13
    Today was going to be a media worship service, complete with incense burning to the idol Obamugabe....the economy, we were going to be told, was improving! Now at least one "dark skinned male" has made his photo-op very forgettable.
  • Obama's Speech On Free Markets For Housing Was A Complete Lie (He Wants MORE Government, Not Less)

    08/09/2013 12:38:36 PM PDT · by whitedog57 · 7 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 08/09/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    President Obama is in Phoenix today to discuss fixing the housing market. It is reminiscent of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s speeches in the 1930 on how to fix the housing market. The federal government began its response to the housing crisis in 1932, with the enactment of the Federal Home Loan Bank Act (the Bank Act). The Bank Act created the Federal Home Loan Bank System and the Federal Home Loan Bank Board (FHLBank Board) as its regulator. The federal government also created the Home Owners’ Loan Corporation (HOLC), the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), and Fannie Mae. And the creation...
  • Another "Milestone" Obama Speech About Nothing

    08/07/2013 8:13:14 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 27 replies
    Townhall ^ | 7-29-13 | Morgan Brittany
    Once again, Barak Obama stood before the American people and said…nothing. Well, not exactly “nothing”, he spoke for over an hour but after its conclusion one had to ask, “What was THAT all about?” This speech was touted as one that would announce a great economic plan and lay out details for getting the economy booming again. Instead, it was more of a campaign, political speech with nothing but attacks against his opponents and downright anger over what he calls “phony distractions”. Instead of identifying and providing solutions for the problems facing this nation, he once again blamed the “rich”...
  • Obama Says Immigration Reform Would Boost Home Values

    08/07/2013 9:44:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    CNSnews ^ | 8/7/13 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - Fixing the nation's "broken" immigration system "would actually help our housing market," President Barack Obama told enthusiastic high school students in Phoenix, Arizona on Tuesday. "It's pretty simple," the president said. "When -- when more people buy homes and play by the rules, home values go up for everybody. And according to one recent study, the average homeowner has already seen the value of their home boosted by thousands of dollars just because of immigration.
  • Analysis: Obama's economic speeches pound Republicans

    08/07/2013 8:54:03 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 7, 2013 | By Steve Holland
    The economic policy speeches President Barack Obama has been delivering in recent weeks are turning out to be blunt attacks on Republicans, with an eye toward coming fiscal battles and the 2014 congressional elections. By obstructing his proposals, Republicans are hurting the nation's "most vulnerable children," Obama said, along with farmers, the military, home-buyers, middle-class job seekers, immigrants and businesses seeking to hire immigrants. Dave Wasserman, an expert on House races at the non-partisan Cook Political Report, said he could not see how Democrats can pick up House seats in 2014, but that Obama has to make an effort to...
  • Housing Policy: 70% Of Jobs Created Were Part-time And Obama Wants 40 Million MORE Low-wage Workers

    08/06/2013 2:00:26 PM PDT · by whitedog57 · 3 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 08/062013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    President Obama is in Phoenix today to discuss fixing the housing market. It is reminiscent of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s speeches in the 1930 on how to fix the housing market. The federal government began its response to the housing crisis in 1932, with the enactment of the Federal Home Loan Bank Act (the Bank Act). The Bank Act created the Federal Home Loan Bank System and the Federal Home Loan Bank Board (FHLBank Board) as its regulator. The federal government also created the Home Owners’ Loan Corporation (HOLC), the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), and Fannie Mae. And the creation...
  • Obama’s “Old Deal” Housing Speech: Save The 30 Year Mortgage (As 7 Out 8 Jobs Created Are Part-time)

    08/06/2013 7:27:29 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 7 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 08/06/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    President Obama is in Phoenix today to discuss fixing the housing market. It is reminiscent of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s speeches in the 1930 on how to fix the housing market. The federal government began its response to the housing crisis in 1932, with the enactment of the Federal Home Loan Bank Act (the Bank Act). The Bank Act created the Federal Home Loan Bank System and the Federal Home Loan Bank Board (FHLBank Board) as its regulator. The federal government also created the Home Owners’ Loan Corporation (HOLC), the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), and Fannie Mae. And the creation...
  • President Obama Comes Out for Subsidizing Mortgage Backed Securities

    08/06/2013 7:23:40 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 11 replies
    CEPR ^ | 06 August 2013
    President Obama is going to announce a plan whose main goal appears to be subsidizing mortgage backed securities. Unfortunately the readers of the Washington Post article on the piece probably would not realize this fact. The article simply repeats the Obama administration's assertion that government backing is needed for 30-year mortgages to exist, which it asserted are the backbone of home ownership. "Traveling to Phoenix on Tuesday, Obama is planning to call for a new system, built in part on government backing, that will enable wide access to 30-year mortgages, which are a rarity in other countries. That will require,...
  • Obama heads to Phoenix to pitch mortgage reform

    08/06/2013 5:49:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 6, 2013 8:41 AM EDT | Julie Pace
    President Barack Obama is proposing to overhaul the nation’s mortgage finance system, including shutting down government-backed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac—a plan with bipartisan support on Capitol Hill. Obama will also insist that popular 30-year mortgages be widely available to borrowers, even in a system that would rely more on the private sector than the government to guarantee loans. The president was to outline his proposals Tuesday at a construction company in Phoenix, once the epicenter of the housing crisis following the 2008 economic collapse. The housing market in the region, as in much of the country, has rebounded in...
  • John Boehner Has Already Killed The 'Grand Bargain' More Than 5 Hours Before Obama's Speech

    07/30/2013 7:57:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/30/2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    House Speaker John Boehner has already thrown a wrench into President Barack Obama's latest "grand bargain" offer — just a few hours after details of it began trickling out, and just five hours before Obama is set to deliver a speech detailing the plan in Tennessee. The gist of Obama's grand bargain is a plan to cut the corporate tax rate, while using billions of dollars in revenue generated in business tax overhaul to fund a job-creation program. In a statement, Boehner spokesman Michael Steel shot down the idea, marveling that it left small businesses "and American families behind." "The...
  • Obama’s Plan: One Nation, Under Government

    07/26/2013 3:42:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    Reuters (Opinion) ^ | July 25, 2013 | By Keith Koffler
    You’ve probably read that the series of speeches President Barack Obama started giving Wednesday are a “pivot” to the economy designed to rev things up. Well, they’re not. Obama’s speeches will be no less than the manifesto of a leftist president who plans to spend his remaining time in office installing as much of his big government “project” as possible by whatever means he can get away with. If you got the wrong message, it’s because Washington reporters too often have a poor understanding of people who have a systematic philosophy and truly believe in what they are doing. Obama,...
  • I normally don't do this (grab the Pepto)

    07/22/2013 6:27:06 AM PDT · by pabianice · 46 replies
    The White House ^ | 7/22/13 | Pfeiffer
    Hey everyone, I don't usually write emails like this, and we don't usually send messages like this to this list. But I just finished reading the draft of a speech the President plans to deliver on Wednesday, and I want to explain why it's one worth checking out. Eight years ago, not long after he was elected to the United States Senate, President Obama went to Knox College in his home state of Illinois where he laid out his economic vision for the country. It's a vision that says America is strongest when everybody's got a shot at opportunity --...
  • Obama Among The Middle Class: The Photo Album So Far

    07/30/2013 6:52:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 7/30/13 | Tyler Durden
    First, the middle class organizer-in-chief was channeling the TOTUS from Knox College in Illinois. He sounded very persuasive and his speech had all the right accents and dramatic pauses.  Then, the TOTUS used its now traditional presidential vessel to deliver even more remarks in Jacksonville, Florida.  The speech was full of climaxes and denouements, protagonists and antagonists, and applause and laughter breaks interspersed with virtuoso precision. Today, the wealth redistributor par excellence came to us live from an Amazon warehouse in Chattanooga, TN where with dramatically rolled-up sleeves, Obama praised a vision of a full-time middle class to a fulfillment center...
  • Obama says poor relatives keep his kids grounded

    08/01/2013 5:40:05 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 83 replies
    33 minutes ago Obama says poor relatives keep his kids grounded Posted by CNN's Kevin Liptak (CNN) – Their home has its own bowling alley, movie theatre, and chef. But while living in the White House could leave Sasha and Malia Obama with a distorted sense of how Americans live, their father says he's always conveying to his daughters how abnormal their situation really is. "We are constantly reminding Malia and Sasha of the slightly unreal environment that they're in, and that that's not the norm and they shouldn't expect to be the norm," President Barack Obama said in an...
  • Obama: Traditional journalism is dead

    07/31/2013 2:42:31 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 32 replies
    Obama: Traditional journalism is dead By Jonathan Easley - 07/31/13 02:50 PM ET President Obama weighed in on the state of journalism in an Amazon Kindle interview published Wednesday, noting the difficulties journalists face in the new media atmosphere and declaring that the “old times aren’t coming back.” “It used to be there were local newspapers everywhere,” Obama said. “If you wanted to be a journalist, you could really make a good living working for your hometown paper. Now, you have a few newspapers that make a profit because they are national brands, and journalists are having to scramble to...
  • President Barack Obama: The Kindle Singles Interview (Vanity re free ebook)

    07/31/2013 12:34:40 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 6 replies
    Amazon.com ^ | unknown | Vanity about David Blum's book
    This is the text description of the free ebook on Amazon: Publication Date: July 31, 2013 In this Kindle Singles Interview, President Barack Obama decried the "change in culture" that has changed our view of the American Dream. "There was not that window into the lifestyles of the rich and famous," the President said. "Kids weren’t monitoring everyday what Kim Kardashian was wearing, or where Kanye West was going on vacation, and thinking that somehow that was the mark of success." He addressed the jobs issue from a personal perspective, reflecting on how his own life might have been different...