Weekly Address 01-26-13

 Posted by at 10:10  Politics
Jan 262013
 

“Two Nominees Who Will Fight for the American People”

From the White House weblog:

President Obama discusses his nomination of Mary Jo White to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission and Richard Cordray to continue as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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Weekly Address 01-19-13

 Posted by at 09:54  Politics
Jan 192013
 

“Now Is The Time to Take Action Against Gun Violence”

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President Obama reiterates his commitment to do everything in his power to implement a series of common sense measures that would reduce gun violence in America. The President started off that effort with 23 concrete actions his Administration is taking immediately under its existing legal authority. But to have a lasting impact, Congress must join the administration by passing common sense laws like requiring a universal background check for anyone trying to buy a gun, and restoring a ban on military-style assault weapons and a 10-round limit for magazines. If they do that, we can respect the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens while helping to keep the irresponsible few from causing massive harm.

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Jan 142013
 

President Obama held the last news conference of his first term this morning. If you want to understand what the upcoming battle over the debt ceiling is all about, this is the news conference to which you need to pay attention. He also touches on gun control.

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Weekly Address 01-12-13

 Posted by at 09:43  Politics
Jan 122013
 

“Ending the War in Afghanistan and Rebuilding America”

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President Obama discusses how we will end the war in Afghanistan and how our goal of ensuring that al Qaeda never again uses Afghanistan to launch attacks against America is within reach.

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