Weekly Address 04-25-15

 Posted by at 09:22  Politics
Apr 252015
 

“Fighting for Trade Deals that Put American Workers First”

From the White House weblog:

In this week’s address, the President laid out why new, high-standards trade agreements are important for our economy, our businesses, our workers, and our values. These new trade deals are vital to middle-class economics — the idea that this country does best when everybody gets their fair shot, everybody does their fair share, and everybody plays by the same set of rules. The President has been clear — any deal he signs will be the most progressive trade agreement in our history with strong provisions for both workers and the environment. It would also level the playing field — and when the playing field is level, American workers always win.

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Weekly Address 04-18-15

 Posted by at 09:18  General
Apr 182015
 

“Climate Change Can No Longer Be Ignored”

From the White House weblog:

In this week’s address, the President spoke about his commitment to combatting the threat of climate change and to keeping ourselves and future generations safe. The effects of climate change can no longer be denied or ignored – 2014 was the planet’s warmest year recorded, and 14 of the 15 hottest years on record have happened this century.

Climate change poses risks to our national security, our economy, and our public health. The President has already taken historic steps to address climate change, but there’s more that the United States and the international community can do. That’s why next Wednesday, on Earth Day, in the latest part of his effort to call attention to and act on the threat of climate change, the President will visit the Florida Everglades and speak about the threat that climate change poses to our economy and to the world.

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Hillary Clinton 2016

 Posted by at 15:00  Democrats, Politics
Apr 122015
 

It’s official. Hillary Clinton is again running for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. Here is her official announcement video. (You have to watch the whole thing. Hillary herself doesn’t appear until about the minute and a half mark.)

The Democrats now have their first, and perhaps only, candidate.

Weekly Address 04-11-15

 Posted by at 10:59  Politics
Apr 112015
 

“Tuition-Free Community College”

From the White House weblog:

In this week’s address, the Vice President laid out his and the President’s plan to make two years of community college free for responsible students.

Access to higher education has a tangible impact on a student’s success: Those with an associate’s degree earn 25% more than folks who graduated high school, and those with a four-year degree make 70% more. Not only that, but a better educated citizenry is necessary to ensure that the United States continues to out-compete the rest of the world.

Making two years of community college free is good for workers, good for companies, and good for our economy. And this proposal is part of the President’s broader vision for middle-class economics: that everybody who works hard deserves their fair shot and the chance to get ahead.

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Weekly Address 04-04-15

 Posted by at 10:44  Politics
Apr 042015
 

“Reaching a Comprehensive and Long-Term Deal on Iran’s Nuclear Program”

From the White House weblog:

In this week’s address, the President described the historic understanding the United States — with our allies and partners — reached with Iran, which, if fully implemented, will prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon and will make our country, our allies, and our world safer. The deal, announced on Thursday, meets our core objectives of cutting off every pathway that Iran could take to develop a nuclear weapon.

It is both comprehensive and long-term, and includes robust and intrusive inspections of the country’s nuclear program. The President reiterated that the deal is not yet done — and if there is backsliding from Iran in the months to come, there will be no deal. He echoed his belief that a diplomatic resolution is by far the best option, and promised to continue to fully brief Congress and the American people on the substance and progress of the negotiations in the months to come.

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