2012

President Obama remarks on Extending Middle Class Tax Cuts – Nov. 28, 2012

President Obama remarks on Extending Middle Class Tax Cuts – Nov. 28, 2012

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT ON EXTENDING TAX CUTS FOR THE MIDDLE CLASS South Court Auditorium 12:01 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you so much. Thank you, everybody.  Please have a seat.  Thank you very much. Everybody, please have a seat — except you guys.  Don’t sit down.  (Laughter.)   Well, good morning, everybody.   AUDIENCE:  Good morning.   THE PRESIDENT:  There’s been a lot of talk here in Washington about […]

Sandra Fluke nominated for Time Person of the Year along with Bashar Assad

Sandra Fluke nominated for Time Person of the Year along with Bashar Assad

In what feels like the longest fifteen minutes of fame ever, “War on Women” figurehead Sandra Fluke is up for consideration to be chosen as Time Magazine’s 2012 Person of the Year. With 39 competitors (most of whom actually accomplished something) and 73% of Time’s own readers voting “No Way,” poor Sandra’s facing an uphill battle.  Maybe that has something to do with the reality-challenged case Kate Pickert makes for […]

White House Press Briefing: Jay Carney and Alan Krueger Nov. 26 2012

White House Press Briefing: Jay Carney and Alan Krueger Nov. 26 2012

PRESS BRIEFING BY PRESS SECRETARY JAY CARNEY AND CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNCIL OF ECONOMIC ADVISERS ALAN KRUEGER  James S. Brady Press Briefing Room   2:29 P.M. EST     MR. CARNEY:  Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen.  Thank you for being here.  Thank you for your patience.  We decided that it would be beneficial to you to have Alan Krueger, the Chair of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, to join […]

President Obama’s Thanksgiving Address – November 22, 2012

President Obama’s Thanksgiving Address – November 22, 2012

WEEKLY ADDRESS: Wishing the American People a Happy Thanksgiving   WASHINGTON, DC—During this holiday season, President Obama gave thanks in his weekly address for all of the blessings we share as Americans, and expressed his gratitude to the brave men and women who are defending our freedom around the world.  As we come together to spend time with those we love, we also stand with those who are less fortunate […]

President Obama statement on Passing of former Senator Warren Rudman

President Obama statement on Passing of former Senator Warren Rudman

Statement by the President on the Passing of Warren Rudman   With the passing of Warren Rudman, the United States has lost a decorated war veteran and one of our country’s great public servants.  Over almost 20 years representing the people of New Hampshire – first as Attorney General and then in the Senate – Warren was the embodiment of Yankee sensibility and New England independence.  As an early advocate […]

President Obama’s Weekend Schedule November 17-18 2012

President Obama’s Weekend Schedule November 17-18 2012

WEEKEND GUIDANCE AND PRESS SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2012, AND SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2012   On Saturday morning, the President will depart the White House en route Bangkok, Thailand.  The departure from the South Lawn will be open press.   On Sunday, the President will arrive in Bangkok, Thailand.  The arrival of Air Force One at Don Mueang International Airport will be open press.   In the afternoon, the […]

Congressman Ron Paul’s Farewell Address – Full Text – Video

Congressman Ron Paul’s Farewell Address – Full Text – Video

Farewell to Congress – Ron Paul Delivered on the House Floor November 14, 2012 This may well be the last time I speak on the House Floor. At the end of the year I’ll leave Congress after 23 years in office over a 36 year period. My goals in 1976 were the same as they are today: promote peace and prosperity by a strict adherence to the principles of individual […]