Obama strikes defiant tone with Republicans in big speech

Rubric: Republicans | 21 Jan 2015 | no comments yet »
Obama strikes defiant tone with Republicans in big speech

#IWonBothOfThem trends on Twitter after Obama’s classic retort to Republicans. Republicans pretty much hated the president’s State of the Union address. Washington – President Barack Obama greeted the new Republican-led Congress with defiance on Tuesday, calling for his opponents to end their resistance to raising taxes on the wealthy and threatening to veto any legislation they approve that would challenge his key decisions. Though the address comes just as many new Republican Senators and Congressman decorate their offices on Capitol Hill, having taken control of the Senate and held on to the House in the recent midterm elections, the president appears reluctant to play the lame duck. ...

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Republicans Gearing Up For Fight Over Obama’s Tax Increase Proposal

Rubric: Republicans | 20 Jan 2015 | no comments yet »
Republicans Gearing Up For Fight Over Obama’s Tax Increase Proposal

In State of the Union Address, Obama to Move Past Hardship and Reset Goals. WASHINGTON — With the American job market surging to life, President Obama plans to use his State of the Union address on Tuesday night to effectively declare victory over the economic hard times that dominated his first six years in office and advocate using the nation’s healthier finances to tackle long-deferred issues like education and income inequality. 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. Obama is making that pitch to a huge television audience in hopes of putting ...

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Poll: Nearly six in 10 Republicans want Romney to run

Rubric: Republicans | 19 Jan 2015 | no comments yet »
Poll: Nearly six in 10 Republicans want Romney to run

Fact-Checking the Sunday Shows: Jan 18. As Mitt Romney moves closer to launching yet another Republican presidential campaign, the former governor has told people close to him that he would make poverty one of the pillars of his candidacy.They intend to just roll right over him. “As talks over Iran’s nuclear program resumed Sunday in Geneva, lawmakers in Congress moved forward with legislation to impose new sanctions on Tehran, defying a veto threat from President Obama.WASHINGTON — Republicans would rather have former governors Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush and Mike Huckabee seek their 2016 presidential nomination than current Gov. About six in 10 Republicans want to see 2012 GOP presidential ...

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Poll: Nearly six in 10 Republicans want Romney to run

Rubric: Republicans | 19 Jan 2015 | no comments yet »
Poll: Nearly six in 10 Republicans want Romney to run

Joe Sixpack, the jihadis and the US presidential election of 2016. As Mitt Romney moves closer to launching yet another Republican presidential campaign, the former governor has told people close to him that he would make poverty one of the pillars of his candidacy.They intend to just roll right over him. “As talks over Iran’s nuclear program resumed Sunday in Geneva, lawmakers in Congress moved forward with legislation to impose new sanctions on Tehran, defying a veto threat from President Obama.WASHINGTON — Republicans would rather have former governors Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush and Mike Huckabee seek their 2016 presidential nomination than current Gov. About six in 10 Republicans want to ...

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Ted Cruz to Republicans: Lighten up a little

Rubric: Republicans | 19 Jan 2015 | no comments yet »
Ted Cruz to Republicans: Lighten up a little

Cruz needles Romney in front of South Carolina activists. MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. HOUSTON — Ted Cruz delivered on Sunday what looked like a dry run of his 2016 presidential stump speech to the South Carolina activists who will help decide that election.The only asterisk to its 32-year streak of picking the eventual GOP nominee came in the whack-a-mole 2012 contest that placed former House Speaker Newt Gingrich over eventual nominee Mitt Romney. “Romney never closed the deal with the voters,” said legendary South Carolina Republican strategist Chip Felkel about Romney’s inability to win the first-in-the-South primary. “Voters cast with their hearts, not their heads, in that cycle.” ...

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Majority of Republicans want Mitt Romney to run

Rubric: Republicans | 19 Jan 2015 | no comments yet »
Majority of Republicans want Mitt Romney to run

Almost 60 Percent of Republicans Say Romney Should Run: Poll. Mitt Romney, the former Republican presidential nominee, left, greets people after speaking during the Republican National Committee’s winter meeting Friday in San Diego. | AP Photo/Gregory Bull The poll has 59 percent of Republicans in favor of the former Massachusetts governor launching a bid, while 26 percent would rather see him sit out. SAN DIEGO—For three days, Republicans congregated at a 19th century resort on the Southern California coast listening to potential presidential candidates, hashing out their primary debate schedule and making plans for the 2016 national convention in Cleveland.GOP leaders appear skeptical ...

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Republicans say Obama plan to tax highest US earners to benefit middle class is …

Rubric: Republicans | 19 Jan 2015 | no comments yet »
Republicans say Obama plan to tax highest US earners to benefit middle class is …

Banks and Congress blast Obama plan to tax Wall St and wealthy. Jan 16. 2015: President Barack Obama speaks during a joint news conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Mid-January is the time to ask the annual question: Are we ready for a big, noisy, overhyped prime-time production that has outgrown its simple origins and usually leaves us feeling both gorged and disappointed?President Obama will use Tuesday’s State of the Union address to call on the Republican-led Congress to increase taxes on the wealthiest Americans, largely by making it more expensive to inherit money and cutting back on investment profits. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., ...

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Romney Prepares Republicans for a Third Presidential Campaign

Rubric: Republicans | 18 Jan 2015 | no comments yet »
Romney Prepares Republicans for a Third Presidential Campaign

Almost 60 Percent of Republicans Say Romney Should Run: Poll. SAN DIEGO—For three days, Republicans congregated at a 19th century resort on the Southern California coast listening to potential presidential candidates, hashing out their primary debate schedule and making plans for the 2016 national convention in Cleveland. GOP leaders appear skeptical about Mitt Romney’s prospects if he seeks the White House for a third time in 2016, but according to a new poll, everyday Republicans’ message to the former governor is: Come on in, the water’s fine.Mitt Romney’s surprise re-entry into the Republican presidential race continued to provoke debate on Sunday, one prominent supporter ...

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Republicans Like Their 2016 Options, Assuming They Avoid Chaos

Rubric: Republicans | 17 Jan 2015 | no comments yet »
Republicans Like Their 2016 Options, Assuming They Avoid Chaos

Carl Hiaasen: Jeb could ruin Hillary’s political run. SAN DIEGO, Ca. With Mitt Romney signaling he’s seriously weighing a third run for the presidency in 2016, one question arises: Does persistence pay off when it comes to winning elections?SAN DIEGO — Mitt Romney stepped back into the political arena here Friday night, reborn as a prospective presidential candidate with a message almost as surprising as his apparent desire to run again for the White House.–Two-time Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Friday cast himself as a leader for the “post- Obama era,” attacking likely Democratic contender Hillary Clinton in remarks viewed as a stump speech for another White ...

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Romney tells Republicans he’s ‘seriously considering’ 2016 White House bid

Rubric: Republicans | 17 Jan 2015 | no comments yet »
Romney tells Republicans he’s ‘seriously considering’ 2016 White House bid

Mitt Romney Still Cagey on Presidential Run at RNC Meeting. SAN DIEGO — Mitt Romney laid down a marker for a prospective presidential campaign in 2016, telling a Republican audience here Friday night that the party can win the White House with a conservative message that stresses security and safety for the American people, opportunity for all regardless of background and a plan to lift people out of poverty. SAN DIEGO Mitt Romney told Republicans Friday he is weighing a third bid for president, one in which he would show more compassion toward the nation’s poor and middle class — voters he alienated with some of his comments during his last campaign. “I’m giving some serious ...

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