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The Obama Speech

2:30 am Jan. 28, 2010

The 2010 State of the Union Address from President Obama probably won’t be talked about in textbooks in another 50 years or so, but it did give some interesting insights into the decisions of the President on what might cure his recent political troubles. The President noted the economic troubles …

The Mosh Pit

2:15 am Jan. 28, 2010

After the State of the Union Address, many lawmakers rush just down to the hall to the Old House Chamber, now known as Statuary Hall, where dozens of reporters and TV cameras are camped out, all breathlessly waiting for off-the-cuff reaction to the President’s remarks. The first lawmakers cut out …

White House Talking Points

9:47 pm Jan. 27, 2010

Here is a State of the Union “Viewer’s Guide” sent out to reporters during the President’s Address to a Joint Session of Congress. THE WHITE HOUSEOffice of the Press Secretary_______________________________________________________________________________________FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 27, 2010 RESCUE, REBUILD, RESTORE – A NEW FOUNDATION FOR PROSPERITY Taking office amidst two wars, an economy …

Obama Speech Text

8:53 pm Jan. 27, 2010

Here is the text of President Obama’s State of the Union Address, as prepared for delivery.  It was released by the White House just before he went before a Joint Session of the Congress. Remarks of President Barack ObamaThe State of the UnionWednesday, January 27, 2009Washington, DC Madame Speaker, Vice …

GOP Response Excerpts

7:39 pm Jan. 27, 2010

Here are excerpts of the Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union Address, as provided by House GOP Leader John Boehner’s office.  JOBS: “Good government policy should spur economic growth, and strengthen the private sector’s ability to create new jobs. We must enact policies that promote entrepreneurship and …

State of the Union Excerpts

7:05 pm Jan. 27, 2010

Here are excerpts of President Obama’s State of the Union Address, as released by the White House. EXCERPTS OF THE PRESIDENT’S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS We face big and difficult challenges.  And what the American people hope – what they deserve – is for all of us, Democrats and …

State Of The Union II

10:37 pm Jan. 26, 2010

One thing that I thought about the other day was the “You lie!” outburst of Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) during the President’s health care speech last September.  Will Republicans be on their best behavior tonight, or will someone else seize the moment to castigate Mr. Obama? It’s hard to imagine …

State of the Union

10:37 pm Jan. 26, 2010

It’s time for a Washington, D.C. ritual that doesn’t seem to be enjoyed by many people at all, but just about every year we go through it again, as President Obama will address a Joint Session of Congress to give his report on the State of the Union. While this …

The Clay Pigeon

10:36 pm Jan. 26, 2010

The arcane procedural tactic known as the “clay pigeon” almost made a comeback on the Senate floor Tuesday, as Republicans came very close to approving a plan to rollback a $245 million budget increase approved last year for the Congress. Pushing the “clay pigeon” again was Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), …

Health Care Rumbles

10:35 pm Jan. 26, 2010

The plan was pretty simple.  Have a health care reform bill done by the State of the Union Address, so that President Obama and Congressional Democrats could bask in the glory of a major legislative accomplishment.  That isn’t happening today. Instead, no one’s quite sure what the President will say …