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Congress Must Act Now to Stop the Sequester – Obama’s Weekly Address:

Congress Must Act Now to Stop the Sequester – Obama’s Weekly Address:

WEEKLY ADDRESS: Congress Must Act Now to Stop the Sequester WASHINGTON, DC—President Obama used this week’s address to urge Congress to stop the harmful automatic cuts that threaten thousands of jobs and affect our national security—called the sequester—from taking effect on March 1st.  The President and Congressional Democrats have already put forward solutions to avoid these cuts and reduce the deficit in a balanced way, and now it’s time for […]

President Obama opposes Defense of Marriage Act in U.S. Supreme Court argument

President Obama opposes Defense of Marriage Act in U.S. Supreme Court argument

The Obama administration on Friday called for the U.S. Supreme Court to declare the federal government’s 1996 ban on same-sex marriage benefits unconstitutional, saying “gay and lesbian people have been subject to a significant history of discrimination in this country.” U.S. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli’s legal brief urges the court to uphold a federal appeals court ruling that found the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. The administration’s position was not […]

Obama Places U.S. Troops in yet another County – Niger

Obama Places U.S. Troops in yet another County – Niger

The Pentagon has deployed about 100 troops to the West African nation of Niger to conduct unmanned reconnaissance flights over Mali and share intelligence with French forces fighting al Qaeda-affiliated militants, President Barack Obama told Congress on Friday. Obama, in a letter to congressional leaders, said the last 40 of the approximately 100 military personnel had arrived in Niger on Wednesday and were “deployed with weapons for the purpose of […]

Flashback Video: Obama said he would veto any attempt to stop Sequestration

Flashback Video: Obama said he would veto any attempt to stop Sequestration But Now? Obama calls on GOP to stop sequestration, after he demanded it!?? via Obama calls on GOP to stop sequestration, after he demanded it!?? – YouTube. Now for a little history. Barack Obama signed the sequester bill into law on August 2, 2011 This is a law Obama wanted: PRESIDENT OBAMA: “Already, some in Congress are trying […]

President Obama statement on averting Sequester

President Obama statement on averting Sequester

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT ON THE SEQUESTER South Court Auditorium THE PRESIDENT: Good morning, everybody. (Applause.) Please have a seat. Well, welcome to the White House. As I said in my State of the Union address last week, our top priority must be to do everything we can to grow the economy and create good, middle-class jobs. That’s our top priority. That’s our North Star. That drives every decision we […]