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  • 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...
  • Transcript: Governor Palin's Weekly Radio Address

    09/09/2008 7:13:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 188+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | September 8, 2008 | Sarah Palin
    Governor Sarah Palin's Weekly Radio Address:Good morning, this is Sarah Palin -- the governor of Alaska and candidate for vice president. When Senator John McCain asked me to join the ticket last week, he placed a lot of confidence in me, and I'm going to do my level best to be worthy of it. Senator McCain also asked me to fill in for him today in his weekly radio address -- he's putting me right to work. In my speech to the convention last Wednesday, I wanted to share some basic convictions, and also to tell you a little about...
  • Radio Address by the President to the Nation, 09-13-08

    09/13/2008 9:18:27 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies · 193+ views
    WhiteHouse.gov ^ | 09-13-08 | George W. Bush
    For Immediate ReleaseOffice of the Press SecretarySeptember 13, 2008 President's Radio Address   President's Radio Address  Audio  En Español       In Focus: National Security      In Focus: Remembering 9/11 THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. This week, Americans marked seven years since the terrorist attacks that shook our Nation on September 11, 2001. On that day, we witnessed unspeakable destruction perpetrated by evil men. But we also witnessed selfless acts of valor and compassion performed by courageous citizens. And we saw the strength of the American people as they rallied in defense of the Nation. On Thursday, I dedicated a new 9/11 memorial at the...
  • Radio Address by the President to the Nation, 09-06-08

    09/06/2008 8:55:41 AM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies · 241+ views
    WhiteHouse.gov ^ | 09-06-08 | George W. Bush
    For Immediate ReleaseOffice of the Press SecretarySeptember 6, 2008 President's Radio Address   President's Radio Address  Audio  En Español       In Focus: Energy      In Focus: Hurricane PreparednessTHE PRESIDENT: Good morning. Throughout the past week, Americans anxiously watched weather conditions in the Gulf Coast region. The people of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas were well prepared for Hurricane Gustav -- and the coordination between these States and the Federal government was strong. Now, we're focusing on the relief effort. Gustav caused damage to infrastructure, forced tens of thousands into shelters, and left more than a million people without power. The Federal government is...
  • Radio Address by the President to the Nation, 08-30-08

    08/30/2008 8:51:21 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies · 164+ views
    WhiteHouse.gov ^ | 08-30-08 | George W. Bush
    For Immediate ReleaseOffice of the Press SecretaryAugust 30, 2008 President's Radio Address   President's Radio Address  Audio  En Español       In Focus: EconomyTHE PRESIDENT:  Good morning.  This weekend, millions of Americans will celebrate Labor Day.  This holiday marks the traditional end of the summer season.  It is also an opportunity to reflect on the contributions of hardworking Americans all across our country - from teachers, farmers, and health care professionals, to firefighters, police officers, small business owners, and workers on the assembly line.   The American workforce continues to be the marvel of the world.  Yet many working families have been weathering tough...
  • John McCain's Weekly Radio Address

    08/16/2008 9:30:45 AM PDT · by flyfree · 20 replies · 170+ views
    standardnewswire ^ | John McCain
    ARLINGTON, Va., August 16 /Standard Newswire/ -- U.S. Senator John McCain's weekly radio address: DOWNLOAD THE AUDIO FILE HERE: http://www.johnmccain.com/downloads/081608_english.mp3 John McCain's Weekly Radio Address: Good morning, this is John McCain. This week the presidential campaign took me through Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Michigan, Colorado, and California. My town hall discussions with voters touched on many of the great issues of this election, and especially on the urgent problems of a slowing economy and the runaway costs of energy. But Americans are concerned as well about events in the nation of Georgia, which eight days ago fell under attack by the...
  • Radio Address by the President to the Nation, 08-16-08

    08/16/2008 8:08:16 AM PDT · by Salvation · 13 replies · 158+ views
    WhiteHouse.gov ^ | 08-16-08 | George W. Bush
    For Immediate ReleaseOffice of the Press SecretaryAugust 15, 2008 President's Radio Address   President's Radio Address  Audio  En Español       In Focus: Global DiplomacyTHE PRESIDENT: Good morning. For more than a week, the people of the nation of Georgia have withstood assault from the Russian military. The world has watched with alarm as Russia invaded a sovereign neighboring state and threatened a democratic government elected by its people. This act is completely unacceptable to the free nations of the world. The United States and our allies stand with the people of Georgia and their democratically elected government. We insist that Georgia's sovereignty...
  • In his own words: John McCain's radio address today

    08/02/2008 7:36:29 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 33 replies · 171+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 2, 2008 | John McCain
    John McCain's weekly radio address, Aug. 2, 2008: DOWNLOAD THE AUDIO FILE HERE: http://www.johnmccain.com/Downloads/aug22008_wra.mp3 DOWNLOAD THE SPANISH AUDIO FILE HERE: http://www.johnmccain.com/Downloads/aug22008_wra_esp1.mp3 Good morning. This is John McCain. The differences between my opponent and me are coming into sharper focus. As the day draws closer, the choice becomes clearer. One difference is our willingness to break ranks with our own political parties when principle and good sense demand it. ...
  • Radio Address by the President to the Nation, 08-02-08

    08/02/2008 8:55:31 AM PDT · by Salvation · 24 replies · 205+ views
    WhiteHouse.gov ^ | 08-02-08 | George W. Bush
    For Immediate ReleaseOffice of the Press SecretaryAugust 2, 2008 President's Radio Address   President's Radio Address  Audio  En Español       In Focus: Economy      In Focus: EnergyTHE PRESIDENT: Good morning. This weekend marks the beginning of August, the month when many Americans take their summer vacation. This year, however, the high price of gas is taking a toll on summer travelers. Congress is now taking a month-long recess of its own. Unfortunately, Democratic leaders are leaving town without taking any action to ease the burden of high gas prices on families across America. The fundamental source of high gas prices is the fact...
  • President's Radio Address (August 2, 2008 - No Special Session)

    08/02/2008 7:44:35 AM PDT · by don-o · 87 replies · 486+ views
    The White House ^ | August 2, 2008 | POTUS
    THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. This weekend marks the beginning of August, the month when many Americans take their summer vacation. This year, however, the high price of gas is taking a toll on summer travelers. Congress is now taking a month-long recess of its own. Unfortunately, Democratic leaders are leaving town without taking any action to ease the burden of high gas prices on families across America. The fundamental source of high gas prices is the fact that supply is not keeping pace with demand. To reduce pressure on prices, we need to increase the supply of oil, especially oil...
  • John McCain's Weekly Radio Address

    07/19/2008 3:41:03 PM PDT · by flyfree · 68 replies · 160+ views
    John McCain ^ | 7/19/08
    ARLINGTON, VA -- U.S. Senator John McCain's presidential campaign today released the weekly radio address from John McCain. Please find below the text of John McCain's radio address and the link to access the audio file. DOWNLOAD THE AUDIO FILE HERE: http://www.johnmccain.com/downloads/weeklyradio_071908.mp3 John McCain's Weekly Radio Address: Good morning. I'm John McCain, and this week, debate in the presidential campaign turned to the war in Afghanistan. My opponent, Senator Obama, announced his strategy for Afghanistan and Iraq before departing on a fact-finding mission that will include visits to both those countries. Apparently, he's confident enough that he won't find any...
  • Radio Address from the President to the Nation, 07-19-08

    07/19/2008 8:50:39 AM PDT · by Salvation · 15 replies · 189+ views
    WhiteHouse.gov ^ | 07-19-08 | George W. Bush
    For Immediate ReleaseOffice of the Press SecretaryJuly 19, 2008 President's Radio Address   President's Radio Address  Audio  En Español THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. This is a challenging time for families across our nation. I know many families are worried about rising prices at the pump and declining home values. So this week my Administration took steps to help address both these challenges. To help address the pressure on gasoline prices, my Administration took action to clear the way for environmentally responsible offshore exploration of key parts of the Outer Continental Shelf, or OCS. Experts believe that these areas of the OCS could...
  • President Bush Hits High Gas Prices & Democrats in Radio Address

    06/21/2008 6:02:52 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 31 replies · 94+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-21-08 | Mike
    Special Photo Report: President Bush's Effort to foster petroleum alternatives!With Obama's latest utterings taking up the headline portion of the daily news, readers may have overlooked President Bush's efforts to encourage Congress to open vast federal lands and offshore sites to oil exploration and recovery. In his radio address on Saturday (full text here), The President reiterated the four main points he discussed on Wednesday: Again, he asked Congress to lift the ban on offshore drilling. " Experts believe that the OCS could produce enough oil to match America's current production for almost ten years."Congress should remove the ban on...
  • Radio Address by the President to the Nation, 06-21-08

    06/21/2008 9:20:18 AM PDT · by Salvation · 13 replies · 197+ views
    WhiteHouse.gov ^ | June 21, 2008 | George W. Bush
    For Immediate ReleaseOffice of the Press SecretaryJune 21, 2008 President's Radio Address   President's Radio Address  Audio  En Español       In Focus: Energy THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. Americans are concerned about the high price of gasoline. Everyone who commutes to work, purchases food, ships a product, or takes a family vacation feels the burden of higher prices at the pump. And families across our country are looking to Washington for a response. The fundamental problem behind high gas prices is that the supply of oil has not kept up with the rising demand across the world. One obvious solution is for America...
  • Radio Address by the President to the Nation, 05-31-08

    05/31/2008 8:52:08 AM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies · 212+ views
    WhiteHouse.gov ^ | 05-31-08 | George W. Bush
    For Immediate ReleaseOffice of the Press SecretaryMay 31, 2008 President's Radio Address   President's Radio Address  Audio  En Español THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. Next week Congress will return to Washington after its Memorial Day recess. I hope Members of Congress return rested, because they have a lot of work left on important issues and limited time to get it done. Congress needs to pass a responsible war funding bill that puts the needs of our troops first, without loading it up with unrelated domestic spending. Our troops in Afghanistan are performing with courage and honor, delivering blows to the Taliban and al...
  • Bush Urges Congressional Action on War Funding, GI Bill Expansion

    05/31/2008 10:41:23 AM PDT · by SandRat · 82+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 31, 2008 – With Congress preparing to return from its Memorial Day recess, President Bush used his weekly radio address this morning to urge lawmakers to pass various pieces of pending legislation. Here’s what the president had to say about two defense-related issues: War funding: “Congress needs to pass a responsible war funding bill that puts the needs of our troops first, without loading it up with unrelated domestic spending. Our troops in Afghanistan are performing with courage and honor, delivering blows to the Taliban and al-Qaida. Our troops in Iraq have driven al-Qaida and other extremists...
  • Bush Urges Americans to Honor Holiday's Meaning

    05/24/2008 7:13:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 18 replies · 190+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 24, 2008 – President Bush encouraged Americans to remember the sacrifices of servicemembers during this Memorial Day weekend in his radio address this morning. “Kids will be out of school, moms and dads will be firing up the grill, and families across our country will mark the unofficial beginning of summer,” Bush said. “But as we do, we should all remember the true purpose of this holiday – to honor the sacrifices that make our freedom possible.” The president will commemorate Memorial Day on May 26 by visiting Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., where he will...
  • President's Radio Address

    05/24/2008 1:36:48 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 36+ views
    Whitehouse ^ | 5/24/08
    THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. This Memorial Day weekend, kids will be out of school, moms and dads will be firing up the grill, and families across our country will mark the unofficial beginning of summer. But as we do, we should all remember the true purpose of this holiday -- to honor the sacrifices that make our freedom possible. On Monday, I will commemorate Memorial Day by visiting Arlington National Cemetery, where I will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns. The tomb is the final resting place of three brave American soldiers who lost their lives in...
  • Bush Salutes Mothers' Sacrifices in War on Terror

    05/11/2008 9:18:05 AM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 91+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 11, 2008 – President Bush praised America’s mothers, especially those who’ve lost sons or daughters during the war on terror and those who gave their lives in service to their country, during his weekly radio address yesterday. An excerpt from the president’s remarks follows: “On this Mother’s Day weekend, we think of the many mothers who raised the brave men and women serving our country in uniform. And to those mothers, I offer the thanks of a grateful nation. “Your sons and daughters are defending our freedom with dignity and honor, and America appreciates the sacrifices that...
  • Radio Address by the President to the Nation, 05-10-08

    05/10/2008 10:14:45 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies · 119+ views
    WhiteHouse.gov ^ | May 10, 2008 | George W. Bush
    For Immediate ReleaseOffice of the Press SecretaryMay 10, 2008 President's Radio Address   President's Radio Address  Audio  En Español THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. Today is my daughter Jenna's wedding day. This is a joyous occasion for our family, as we celebrate the happy life ahead of her and her husband Henry. It's also a special time for Laura, who this Mother's Day weekend will watch a young woman we raised together walk down the aisle. Mother's Day is a special time for mothers all across America. On this holiday, we pause to celebrate the love and compassion of the women who have...
  • Radio Address by the President to the Nation, 05-03-08

    05/03/2008 8:32:18 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies · 152+ views
    WhiteHouse.gov ^ | May 3, 2008 | George W. Bush
    For Immediate ReleaseOffice of the Press SecretaryMay 3, 2008 President's Radio Address   President's Radio Address  Audio  En Español       In Focus: Economy THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. This week, the Commerce Department reported that GDP grew at an annual rate of six-tenths of a percent in the first quarter. This rate of growth is not nearly as high as we would like. And after a record 52 months of uninterrupted job growth, April was the fourth month in a row in which our economy lost jobs, although the unemployment rate dropped to five percent. My Administration has been clear and candid on...
  • Radio Address by the President to the Nation, 04-26-08

    04/26/2008 3:31:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 1 replies · 34+ views
    WhiteHouse.gov ^ | April 26, 2008 | George W. Bush
    For Immediate ReleaseOffice of the Press SecretaryApril 26, 2008 President's Radio Address   President's Radio Address  Audio  En Español       In Focus: Education      In Focus: Economy THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. As we approach graduation season, many American students are looking forward to beginning college in the fall. This new chapter of life is a time of great expectation but can also be a time of anxiety. And that anxiety is being heightened by the recent credit crunch, which has raised concerns about the potential availability of student loans. Recently, some lenders have dropped out of the Federal program that provides college loans...
  • Radio Address by the President to the Nation, 04-19-08

    04/19/2008 8:39:40 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies · 154+ views
    WhiteHouse.gov ^ | April 19, 2008 | George W. Bush
    For Immediate ReleaseOffice of the Press SecretaryApril 19, 2008 President's Radio Address   President's Radio Address  Audio  En Español       In Focus: International Trade THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. Next week, I will be hosting the North American Leaders' Summit in New Orleans. This event will give me an opportunity to meet with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Felipe Calder n to discuss some of the most significant issues facing our hemisphere and the world. One of the issues that I'll be discussing with these leaders is the importance of expanding trade in our hemisphere. Recently I sent Congress an...
  • Radio Address by the President to the Nation, 03-22-08

    03/22/2008 9:00:53 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies · 234+ views
    WhiteHouse.gov ^ | 03-22-08 | George W. Bush
    For Immediate ReleaseOffice of the Press SecretaryMarch 22, 2008 President's Radio Address   President's Radio Address  Audio  En Español       Easter 2008THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. This weekend, families across America are coming together to celebrate Easter. This is the most important holiday in the Christian faith. And during this special and holy time each year, millions of Americans pause to remember a sacrifice that transcended the grave and redeemed the world. Easter is a holiday that beckons us homeward. This weekend is an occasion to reflect on the things that matter most in life: the love of family, the laughter of friends,...
  • Radio Address by the President to the Nation, 03-15-08

    03/15/2008 8:58:19 AM PDT · by Salvation · 8 replies · 343+ views
    WhiteHouse.gov ^ | 03-15-08 | George W. Bush
      For Immediate ReleaseOffice of the Press SecretaryMarch 15, 2008 President's Radio Address   President's Radio Address  Audio  En Español       In Focus: EconomyTHE PRESIDENT: Good morning. On Friday, I traveled to New York City to talk about the state of our economy. This is a topic that has been a source of concern for families across America. In the long run, we can be confident that our economy will continue to grow, but in the short run, it is clear that growth has slowed. Fortunately, we recognized this slowdown early, and took action to give our economy a shot in the...
  • Iraq veteran says McCain policy is wrong

    Speaking on behalf of the Democratic Party, an Iraq combat veteran said Saturday that apparent GOP nominee John McCain should not win the presidential election because he would continue the war in Iraq. Roger Martinez, who served as an Army ranger in Afghanistan and Iraq, noted in the Democrats' weekly radio address that President Bush endorsed McCain this week. Bush said McCain "won't flinch in the face of danger" and McCain strongly supports the U.S. efforts in Iraq. Electing a leader who would continue Bush's policies in Iraq would be a mistake, Martinez said. "Our country and our armed services...
  • Bush explains veto of waterboarding bill

    03/08/2008 11:19:57 AM PST · by K-oneTexas · 11 replies · 467+ views
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | 8 March 2008 | JENNIFER LOVEN
    [Snip] President Bush said Saturday he vetoed legislation that would ban the CIA from using harsh interrogation methods such as waterboarding to break suspected terrorists because it would end practices that have prevented attacks. [Snip]
  • Radio Address by the President to the Nation, 03-01-08

    03/01/2008 9:01:19 AM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies · 193+ views
    WhiteHouse.gov ^ | 03-01-08 | George W. Bush
    For Immediate ReleaseOffice of the Press SecretaryMarch 1, 2008 President's Radio Address   President's Radio Address  Audio  En Español       2008 National Drug Control Policy (PDF, 6.73MB, 79 pages) THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. Today, my Administration is releasing our 2008 National Drug Control Strategy. This report lays out the methods we are using to combat drug abuse in America. And it highlights the hopeful progress we're making in the fight against addiction. When I took office in 2001, our country was facing a troubling rate of drug abuse, particularly among young people. Throughout America, young men and women saw their dreams disrupted...
  • House Democrats Fail to Protect America

    02/16/2008 7:27:21 PM PST · by jdm · 30 replies · 278+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | Feb. 16, 2008 | Charles Johnson
    In his radio address today, President Bush blasted the House Democrats for failing to extend the Protect America Act that authorizes terrorist surveillance. Good morning.  At the stroke of midnight tonight, a vital intelligence law that is helping protect our nation will expire.  Congress had the power to prevent this from happening, but chose not to.  The Senate passed a good bill that would have given our intelligence professionals the tools they need to keep us safe.  But leaders in the House of Representatives blocked a House vote on the Senate bill, and then left on a 10-day recess.  Some...
  • Radio Address by the President to the Nation 02-02-08 (Laura Bush)

    02/02/2008 9:31:27 AM PST · by Salvation · 13 replies · 145+ views
    WhiteHouse.gov ^ | 02-02-08 | Laura Bush
    For Immediate ReleaseOffice of the Press SecretaryFebruary 1, 2008 Mrs. Bush's Radio Address to the Nation   President's Radio Address  Audio  En Español MRS. BUSH: Good morning. This is Laura Bush. For the weekly radio address, President Bush has handed the mic over to me. And today, I'd like to talk about something that's close to my heart -- America's heart health. February is American Heart Month -- a time to start heart-healthy habits, and to learn about the risk factors for heart disease. These risk factors include smoking, being overweight, lack of exercise, diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol, family history,...
  • Radio Address by the President to the Nation, 01-26-08

    01/26/2008 9:09:29 AM PST · by Salvation · 3 replies · 120+ views
    WhiteHouse.gov ^ | 01-26-08 | Georoge W. bush
    For Immediate ReleaseOffice of the Press SecretaryJanuary 26, 2008 President's Radio Address   President's Radio Address  Audio  En Español THE PRESIDENT: Good morning. On Monday night, I will address the American people about the state of our union. I will report that over the last seven years, we've made great progress on important issues at home and abroad. I will also report that we have unfinished business before us, and we must work together to get it done. In my speech, I will lay out a full plate of issues for Congress to address in the year ahead. Two of these issues...
  • Bush to say rebates are best stimulus

    01/18/2008 8:23:43 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 100 replies · 158+ views
    http://news.yahoo.com ^ | ANDREW TAYLOR
    WASHINGTON - President Bush backs tax rebates as the best way to stimulate the economy, but will not detail how big they should be, an administration official said Friday. Democratic congressional leaders agree that one-time checks should be in the package, but are working on a broader measure that would also include aid targeted to the poor and unemployed. Bush planned to lay out his position publicly for the first time later Friday, first in remarks at the White House and later at a Frederick, Md., manufacturing plant. White House spokesman Tony Fratto said earlier that Bush also will outline...