Dec 262014
 

I hope your holidays are/were/will be happy.

It seems a lot of our cartoonists took some time off this week, but we got some good submissions from the few who decided to work. Enjoy.

      

      

   

Weekly Address 12-25-14

 Posted by at 12:06  Politics
Dec 252014
 

“Happy Holidays from the President and First Lady”

From the White House weblog:

In this week’s address, the President and First Lady wished Americans a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, and thanked our brave troops for their service. Especially as our combat mission in Afghanistan comes to a responsible end in the coming days, we are reminded of all that military men, women, and families sacrifice to keep us safe.

The President and First Lady asked everyone to take some time this holiday season to visit JoiningForces.gov and find out how to give back to the men and women in uniform who have given so much for all of us.

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Ferguson finale

 Posted by at 11:30  Entertainment, Humor
Dec 202014
 

Did you happen to catch Craig Ferguson’s final Late Late Show last night? I’ll post the video here in case you didn’t. You don have to watch the whole thing unless you want to — just the first five minutes or so. Who knew Craig could sing?

I think Craig kind of lost his fire for the show over the past year or two. Truthfully, I did too. Our hearts just weren’t in it, I guess.

The sole guest for the finale was Jay Leno. I have to confess that I never saw what others saw in Jay Leno. Some have suggested it was a generational thing. I don’t see how, since he and I are exactly the same age. (Uh oh, I just gave away my age!) I just never saw that much talent in Mr. Leno. There was a lot of ego, but not much talent.

Anyway… good luck, Craig, in wherever your road leads you.

Weekly Address 12-20-14

 Posted by at 11:05  Politics
Dec 202014
 

“America’s Resurgence Is Real”

From the White House weblog:

In this week’s address, the President reflected on the significant progress made by this country in 2014, and in the nearly six years since he took office.

This past year has been the strongest for job growth since the 1990s, contributing to the nearly 11 million jobs added by our businesses over a 57-month streak. America is leading the rest of the world, in containing the spread of Ebola, degrading and ultimately destroying ISIL, and addressing the threat posed by climate change. And earlier this week, the President announced the most significant changes to our policy towards Cuba in over 50 years.

America’s resurgence is real, and the President expressed his commitment to working with Congress in the coming year to make sure Americans feel the benefits.

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Change in Cuba policy

 Posted by at 21:49  Politics
Dec 172014
 

Today, President Barack Obama announced that the 54-year-old embargo of Cuba by the United States is coming to an end. Diplomatic and economic relations between the two countries are to be reestablished.

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Weekly Address 12-13-14

 Posted by at 10:52  Politics
Dec 132014
 

“Giving Thanks for Our Troops”

From the White House weblog:

In this week’s address, the President thanked the men and women in uniform who serve and sacrifice to protect the freedom, prosperity, and security that we all enjoy as Americans. On Monday the President will visit troops at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey and voice his appreciation in person for their incredible service.

These troops, as well as the many who are still overseas, have met every mission they have been tasked with, from bringing a responsible end to our war in Afghanistan, to working to degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL, to saving lives by fighting to contain the spread of Ebola. During this holiday season, a time of blessings and gratitude, the President reminded everyone to find a way to thank and serve the members of the military who serve us every day.

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Weekly Address 12-06-14

 Posted by at 10:57  Politics
Dec 062014
 

“Ensuring Americans Feel the Gains of a Growing Economy”

From the White House weblog:

In this week’s address, the President highlighted the good news in Friday’s jobs report – that American businesses added 314,000 new jobs this past month, making November the tenth month in a row that the private sector has added at least 200,000 new jobs. Even with a full month to go, 2014 has already been the best year of job creation since the 1990s. This number brings total private-sector job creation to 10.9 million over 57 consecutive months – the longest streak on record.

But even with this real, tangible evidence of our progress, there is always more that can be done. Congress needs to pass a budget and keep the government from a Christmas shutdown. We have an opportunity to work together to support the continued growth of higher-paying jobs by investing in infrastructure, reforming the business tax code, expanding markets for America’s goods and services, making common-sense reforms to the immigration system, and increasing the minimum wage.

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