A Rising Economy Lifts Obama Going Into State of the Union Night

Rubric: Economy | 20 Jan 2015 | no comments yet »
A Rising Economy Lifts Obama Going Into State of the Union Night

Another Class Warfare State Of The Union. WASHINGTON — Anyone who has closely followed President Barack Obama since 2015 opened might wonder what he has left to say Tuesday night when he delivers the annual State of the Union address. In a bid to generate excitement for the agenda-setting speech, Obama broke with tradition this month and began unveiling proposals from the address before he formally announces them to a joint session of Congress and a nationally televised audience. He’ll make it even more of a farce by using it as an opportunity to once again try to convince the American people that you can get something for nothing. Sure, he wants to tell you about his tax plan to fight inequality, ...

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A Rising Economy Lifts Obama Going Into State of the Union Night

Rubric: Economy | 20 Jan 2015 | no comments yet »
A Rising Economy Lifts Obama Going Into State of the Union Night

Five reasons to pay attention to Obama’s lame-duck State of the Union tonight. President Obama will deliver his second-to-last State of the Union speech tonight, and expectations are extremely low: Without any elections left to campaign for—and facing a Congress controlled by the opposition party—what Obama says could be inconsequential. President Barack Obama will probably speak to Congress and the nation on Tuesday night for longer than an episode of Scandal, but for far less time than it will take the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks to settle Super Bowl XLIX. Sure, he wants to tell you about his tax plan to fight inequality, but the sophisticates are wondering aloud why ...

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Economy Gives Obama Slight Lift Ahead of Sixth State of the Union

Rubric: Economy | 20 Jan 2015 | no comments yet »
Economy Gives Obama Slight Lift Ahead of Sixth State of the Union

AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EST. WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will deliver his State of the Union address tonight enjoying rising approval ratings that have been strengthened by rapidly improving perceptions of the economy and increased optimism about the nation’s overall direction, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers are already signaling they will do what they can to block President Barack Obama’s pitch for tax increases on the wealthiest Americans.President Obama will lay out an ambitious vision Tuesday for government’s role in American life, from such everyday concerns as how to pay for mortgages, tuition and ...

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Poll: Rising economy boosts Obama’s standing on eve of the State of the Union

Rubric: Economy | 19 Jan 2015 | no comments yet »
Poll: Rising economy boosts Obama’s standing on eve of the State of the Union

5 main goals from Obama’s 2014 State of the Union. In this Jan. 28, 2014 file photo, Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio listens as President Barack Obama gives his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in Washington. | AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama used his last State of the Union to declare 2014 a “Year of Action,” and he can claim credit for accomplishing several of the goals he laid out. Let’s imagine you were a Democratic president who just lost control of Congress to the Republicans, and you wanted to make it really, really clear that you are not serious about governing.A White House tax plan released ...

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Romney, Clinton offers signs ’16 will be about economy

Rubric: Economy | 18 Jan 2015 | no comments yet »
Romney, Clinton offers signs ’16 will be about economy

Carl Hiaasen: Jeb could ruin Hillary’s political run. Not yet in the presidential race, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Mitt Romney already are previewing the likely focus of the 2016 campaign, a competition over who’s better able to boost paychecks for working Americans. Mitt Romney was coy, as expected, about his intention to run for president for a third time in 2016, but much more direct in his criticism of the favorite for the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton. “There’s some speculation about whether I’m about to embark on a political endeavor, in which I had previously been unsuccessful,” Romney told a gathering of Republican party leaders Friday at the Republican National ...

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Romney, Clinton offer signs ’16 will be about economy

Rubric: Economy | 18 Jan 2015 | no comments yet »
Romney, Clinton offer signs ’16 will be about economy

Carl Hiaasen: Jeb could ruin Hillary’s political run. CORONADO, Calif. (AP) — Not yet in the presidential race, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Mitt Romney already are previewing the focus of their possible 2016 campaigns, competing over who’s better able to boost paychecks for working Americans.Mitt Romney was coy, as expected, about his intention to run for president for a third time in 2016, but much more direct in his criticism of the favorite for the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton. “There’s some speculation about whether I’m about to embark on a political endeavor, in which I had previously been unsuccessful,” Romney told a gathering of Republican party leaders Friday ...

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