Archive for ‘August, 2010’

Obama on Iraq >

Here is the text of President Obama’s speech to the nation from the Oval Office on the end of combat operations in Iraq.  This was provided by the White House.   THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary _______________________________________________________________________________________ EMBARGOED UNTIL DELIVERY August 31, 2010   Remarks of President …

Obama-Economy >

As expected, President Obama returned from his vacation with almost the same script that he left with, blasting Republicans for not allowing action on a small business jobs bill to spur economic growth. “Small business owners and the communities that rely on them, they don’t have time for political games,” …

Nine Weeks Left >

There are now nine weeks until Election Day and if Republicans are to maximize their victory totals, they have to find a way to put out some brush fires along the way. For example, in Florida, where state Attorney General Bill McCollum lost the GOP primary for Governor to outsider …

Speech On Iraq >

President Obama will address the nation on Iraq tonight, marking the date that he pledged to withdraw combat troops from Iraq.  The speech though won’t use the phrase “Mission Accomplished.” Five years ago, it would have been pretty standard to have a big speech from the President on Iraq.  But …

It’s The Economy >

While President Obama will make a prime time speech from the White House tomorrow on Iraq, the focus by the end of the week will have turned decidedly to the economy and its election impact. Today, the President will make remarks on the economy after a White House meeting with …

What Does It Mean? >

Voters continue to send Washington, D.C. conflicting messages as primary results over the past week showed both contempt and election love for those already in the Congress. Last week, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin came back from a string of defeats to put insurgent Republican candidate Joe Miller on the …

On The Vineyard >

President Obama and his family are on Martha’s Vineyard for the next nine days, but the press isn’t getting many details of what’s going to happen during their vacation. Here was some of what Deputy White House Press Secretary Bill Burton told reporters on Air Force One.        MR. BURTON:  …

A Mosque Week >

It was a week ago today that President Obama made his first comments about the controversial mosque near Ground Zero in New York, and the issue is still bubbling around the Political World. It’s about this time in any election year that you can talk about who is winning the …

The Clemens Indictment >

Congress has taken a lot of flak for holding hearings about the use of steroids and more by Major League Baseball players.  Now that probe has brought perjury charges against none other than Roger Clemens. Congress has taken a lot of flak for holding hearings about the use of steroids …

More Mosque Talk >

The political dustup over the proposed mosque near Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan kept bubbling along on Wednesday, as both parties pointed the finger at each other over the election year battle. On the campaign trail, President Obama told reporters he had “no regrets” about addressing the subject last Friday …