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  • Obama: 'Our Most Important Partners Are American Muslims'

    03/28/2016 5:29:55 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 50 replies
    CNSNEWS ^ | 3/28/2016
    "ISIL poses a threat to the entire civilized world," President Obama said in his Saturday radio address, as he explained what he's doing to counter the threat posed by radical Islamic extremism -- a phrase he refuses to use. In addition to waging war and diplomacy, Obama said Americans, for their own good, must welcome Muslims into their midst: "As we move forward in this fight, we have to wield another weapon alongside our airstrikes, our military, our counterterrorism work, and our diplomacy. And that's the power of our example. Our openness to refugees fleeing ISIL's violence. Our determination to...
  • Sandy Hook mother replaces Obama for guns in weekly President's radio address

    04/13/2013 9:49:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    The mother of a victim of last year's Sandy Hook shootings has replaced Barack Obama to deliver the weekly US presidential radio address. Francine Wheeler, whose six-year-old son Ben was killed, used the nationally-broadcast statement to call for tighter gun controls. Asking a citizen to deliver the weekly address is a highly unusual move. It comes as President Obama attempts to ratchet up pressure on the US Congress, which is due to debate new gun laws. In an often emotional statement, Ms Wheeler recalled waiting for her son to return home following the shootings, and said the "tidal wave of...
  • Obama calls for Congress to spur economy after weak job growth

    06/02/2012 7:46:40 AM PDT · by John W · 12 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 2, 2012 | Jim Puzzanghera
    WASHINGTON -- Citing the slow economic growth that led to Friday’s disappointing unemployment report, President Obama used his weekly radio address to urge Congress to act on a package of long-stalled proposals he said would stimulate hiring. "It’s not lost on anyone, least of all me, that this is an election year. But we’ve got responsibilities that are bigger than an election. We’ve got responsibilities to you," Obama said Saturday. "With so many people struggling to get by, now is not the time to play politics." Most of the proposals in a $447-billion jobs package the president introduced in September...
  • (R-KY) Davis pounds Obama over 'Recovery Summer' in Republican address

    09/04/2010 5:43:39 AM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/4/2010 | J Taylor Rushing
    GOP Rep. Geoff Davis (Ky.) used the weekly Republican radio address to pound the Obama administration over its economic record, suggesting that the economy would revive quickly if the government loosened a swath of business regulations. Davis’s address came a day after statistics were released by the Labor Department that showed 67,000 new jobs were added in August — more than expected — but the nation still saw a net loss of 54,000 jobs. Republicans have been hammering Obama over the economy all year, hoping to build on their polling advantage going into the November elections, which could see the...
  • McDonnell to deliver GOP response to Obama

    08/06/2009 6:10:24 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 14 replies · 1,123+ views
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | August 6, 2009 | Tyler Whitley
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell will deliver the Republican response to President Barack Obama's weekly radio address this Saturday. House Minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio designated McDonnell as the responder yesterday. McDonnell, a former state attorney general, said he will focus his remarks on the need for new jobs and opportunities in Virginia and the nation. The designation brings a national focus to the McDonnell campaign in the same week that Obama is coming to Virginia to stump for state Sen. R. Creigh Deeds of Bath County, the Democratic candidate for governor. The president will be the headliner at...
  • Virginia: McDonnell to give this week’s Republican response to Obama radio address

    08/05/2009 4:47:30 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 2 replies · 764+ views
    Published: August 5, 2009 Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell will deliver the Republican response to President Barack Obama's weekly radio address Saturday. break McDonnell said he will focus on the new for new jobs and more opportunities in Virginia and nationwide. break The choice of McDonnell gives him national visibility in the same week that Obama is coming to Virginia to stump for McDonnell's Democratic opponent, Creigh Deeds. Obama will appear with Deeds at a rally in McLean tomorrow evening.
  • Obama: Time of crisis can be 'great opportunity'

    03/07/2009 4:20:35 PM PST · by anniegetyourgun · 26 replies · 1,094+ views
    MyWayNews ^ | 3/9/09 | Ben Feller
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Trying to buck up a dispirited nation, President Barack Obama on Saturday promised that prosperous days will return and cast these bleak times as nothing less than a "great opportunity." Packing some heft with his hope, he defended his fast-moving and expensive agenda. "We will get through this," Obama said in his weekly radio and video address, taped Friday after another week of downbeat news. The unemployment rate climbed to 8.1 percent, the highest in more than 25 years. Stock values kept tumbling, down to their lowest levels since 1997. The latest Gallup polling finds that an...
  • Obama: No Single Action Can Cure the Economy (Hey America, YOU'VE BEEN PUNKED!)

    01/31/2009 6:57:15 AM PST · by tobyhill · 57 replies · 1,692+ views
    fox news ^ | 1/31/2009 | ap
    President Obama said Saturday his administration will outline a new strategy in the coming days for spending billions of federal dollars to pull the nation out of an economic crisis he described as "devastating." Obama and his top advisers are weighing how to structure the remaining $350 billion that Congress approved last year to save financial institutions and lenders from collapse. The new president also warned there is no single action that would allow his administration to fix the struggling U.S. economy, a stark statement at the end of a week that saw hundreds of thousands of Americans lose their...
  • Radio Address by the President to the Nation, 01-17-09 (Final)

    For Immediate ReleaseOffice of the Press SecretaryJanuary 17, 2009 President's Radio Address   President's Radio Address  Audio  En Español       In Focus: Bush RecordTHE PRESIDENT: Good morning. For the last eight years, I have had the honor of speaking to the American people Saturday mornings through this radio address. In hundreds of broadcasts, I have talked to you about important issues affecting our security and our prosperity. And today, in my final address, I want to send a simple and heartfelt message: Thank you. Eight years ago, Laura and I left our home in Texas to come to Washington. Through two terms...
  • President's Radio Address

    01/10/2009 3:05:36 PM PST · by Cindy · 20 replies · 674+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.GOV - NEWS ^ | January 10, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2009/01/20090110.html For Immediate Release Office of the Press Secretary January 10, 2009 President's Radio Address In Focus: Defense THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. This week, I gave my official farewell speech to the men and women of America's Armed Forces in a ceremony at Fort Myer, Virginia. For the past eight years, I have had no higher honor than serving as the Commander-in-Chief of these brave patriots. And when Laura and I depart for Texas later this month, we will take with us many inspiring memories of the valor that we have seen these...
  • Prez-Elect Makes New Pitch, Promises on Job Creation -- Including 600,000 New Government Employees

    01/05/2009 8:59:02 AM PST · by Lorianne · 21 replies · 928+ views
    ABC News ^ | January 03, 2009 | Jake Tapper
    In his radio address today, President-elect Obama uses some new language when discussing what he wants the stimulus package to achieve in terms of jobs. First off, he has a name for the package -- the "American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan." The president-elect says he wants to "create three million new jobs" -- this is a change from a few weeks ago, when he said he wanted the plan to create OR SAVE two million jobs. He says the "No. 1 goal of my plan ... is to create three million new jobs, more than 80 percent of them in...
  • Obama Pushes For Recovery & Reinvestment Plan In Weekly Address

    01/04/2009 1:15:09 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 11 replies · 720+ views
    All Headline News ^ | January 3, 2008 | Matthew Borghese
    Washington, D.C. (AHN) - President-elect Barack Obama delivered the Democratic party's weekly radio address on Saturday morning, reminding the nation that despite the political and economic challenges that face is upcoming term in office, "we must come together as Americans.""As the holiday season comes to end, we are thankful for family and friends and all the blessings that make life worth living," Obama said. "But as we mark the beginning of a new year, we also know that America faces great and growing challenges - challenges that threaten our nation's economy and our dreams for the future. Nearly two million...
  • Radio Address by the President to the Nation, 01-03-09

    01/03/2009 9:00:35 AM PST · by Salvation · 4 replies · 517+ views
    WhiteHouse.gov ^ | 01-03-09 | Geroge W. Bush
    For Immediate ReleaseOffice of the Press SecretaryJanuary 2, 2009 President's Radio Address   President's Radio Address  Audio  En Español       In Focus: Middle EastTHE PRESIDENT: Good morning. Over the past week, I have been monitoring the situation in the Middle East closely with the members of my national security team. Secretary Rice is actively engaged in diplomacy. And I've been in contact with leaders throughout the region -- including the King of Saudi Arabia, the King of Jordan, the President of Egypt, the President and Prime Minister of the Palestinian Territories, and the Prime Minister of Israel. This recent outburst of violence...
  • Bush: Hamas attacks on Israel an 'act of terror'

    01/02/2009 6:23:02 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 29 replies · 854+ views
    AP (via Yahoo) ^ | 1/2/09 | Ben Feller
    WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush on Friday branded the Hamas rocket attacks on Israel an "act of terror" and outlined his own condition for a cease-fire in Gaza, saying no peace deal would be acceptable without monitoring to halt the flow of smuggled weapons to terrorist groups. Bush chose his weekly taped radio address to speak for the first time about one of the bloodiest Mideast clashes in decades. It began a week ago. Israeli warplanes have rained bombs on Gaza, targeting the Palestinian militant group Hamas, which has traumatized southern Israel with intensifying rocket attacks. "The United States...
  • End in Sight for War in Iraq, Bush Says

    12/06/2008 11:59:03 AM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 758+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2008 – The war in Iraq isn’t over, but a successful end is in sight, thanks to hard work between the United States and Iraq, President George W. Bush said in his weekly radio address today. “Earlier this week, Iraq's Presidency Council approved two landmark agreements that will solidify Iraq's democratic gains, affirm its sovereignty, and put its relations with the United States on a strong and steady footing,” he said. “The first agreement that America and Iraq have signed is called a strategic framework agreement.” This pact sets out a common vision for U.S.-Iraqi relations...
  • Radio Address by the President to the Nation, 12-06-08

    12/06/2008 9:01:46 AM PST · by Salvation · 10 replies · 1,003+ views
    WhiteHouse.gov ^ | 12-06-08 | George W. Bush
    For Immediate ReleaseOffice of the Press SecretaryDecember 6, 2008 President's Radio Address   President's Radio Address  Audio  En Español       In Focus: Defense      In Focus: IraqTHE PRESIDENT: Good morning. This weekend I'm attending the Army-Navy game in Philadelphia, and I'm looking forward to a great day of college football. But more importantly, I'm looking forward to spending time with the brave men and women of the United States military. Throughout the past eight years, I've seen the tremendous talent and courage of those who wear the uniform. Their efforts have overthrown tyrants, made our Nation safer, put terrorists on the run, and...
  • Radio Address by the President to the Nation, 11-15-08

    11/15/2008 7:18:13 AM PST · by Salvation · 12 replies · 629+ views
    WhitieHouse.gov ^ | 11-15-08 | George W. Bush
    For Immediate ReleaseOffice of the Press SecretaryNovember 14, 2008 President's Radio Address   President's Radio Address  Audio  En Español       In Focus: EconomyTHE PRESIDENT: Good morning. This weekend I am hosting a summit on the global financial crisis with leaders of developed and developing nations. By working together, I'm confident that with time we can overcome this crisis and return our economies to the path of growth and vitality. I know many of you listening are worried about the challenges facing our economy. Stock market declines have eroded the value of retirement accounts and pension funds. The tightening of credit has made...
  • John McCain's Weekly Radio Address - "this sounded a lot like socialism"

    10/18/2008 11:50:42 AM PDT · by flyfree · 13 replies · 673+ views
    standardnewswire ^ | John McCain
    You see, he believes in redistributing wealth, not in policies that help us all make more of it. Joe, in his plainspoken way, said this sounded a lot like socialism. And a lot of Americans are thinking along those same lines. In the best case, "spreading the wealth around" is a familiar idea from the American left. And that kind of class warfare sure doesn't sound like a "new kind of politics." This would also explain some big problems with my opponent's claim that he will cut income taxes for 95 percent of Americans. You might ask: How do you...
  • Radio Address by the President to the Nation, 10-18-08

    10/18/2008 1:30:35 PM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies · 485+ views
    WhiteHouse.gov ^ | 10-18-08 | Geoge W. Bush
    For Immediate ReleaseOffice of the Press SecretaryOctober 18, 2008 President's Radio Address   President's Radio Address  Audio  En Español       In Focus: EconomyTHE PRESIDENT: Good morning. Our Nation is dealing with a serious financial crisis. Over the past month, Americans have witnessed fast-moving events involving complicated financial issues. I know many of you are concerned about your finances. So this morning, I want to tell you how we're addressing the uncertainty in our economy. The federal government has responded to this crisis with systematic and aggressive measures to protect the financial security of the American people. These actions will take more time...
  • Radio Address by the President to the Nation, 09-27-08

    09/27/2008 9:13:55 AM PDT · by Salvation · 18 replies · 524+ views
    WhiteHouse.gov ^ | 08-27-08 | George W. Bush
    For Immediate ReleaseOffice of the Press SecretarySeptember 27, 2008 President's Radio Address   President's Radio Address  Audio  En Español       In Focus: EconomyTHE PRESIDENT: Good morning. This is an extraordinary period for America's economy. Many Americans are anxious about their finances and their future. On Wednesday, I spoke to the Nation, and thanked Congress for working with my Administration to address the instability in our financial system. On Thursday, I hosted Senator McCain, Senator Obama, and congressional leaders from both parties at the White House to discuss the urgency of passing a bipartisan rescue package for our economy. The problems in our...