Trans-Pacific Partnership Can Be Passed This Year Says Obama’s Asia Representative

By: Thursday January 22, 2015 9:16 am

Evan Medeiros, the Obama administration’s representative in Asia, believes the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) could pass this year. Medeiros was at the Brookings Institute for an event and was asked about President Barack Obama’s reference to the free trade agreement during his State of the Union address. Medeiros said the U.S. was “confident” the agreement can [...]

AP Twitter Account Hack Leads To Dip In Financial Markets

By: Wednesday April 24, 2013 8:59 am

The Associated Press’ Twitter account was hacked reportedly by hackers working for or on behalf of the Syrian government who sent out a disruptive tweet using the account. The tweet, which claimed there were explosions in the White House and that President Obama was injured, sent financial markets plunging. Hackers compromised Twitter accounts of The [...]

Obama To Announce New Gun Proposals Today

By: Wednesday January 16, 2013 5:22 am

President Obama and Vice President Biden will hold a press conference today at noon on the administration’s new gun proposals in response to the Sandy Hook shooting. President Obama and Vice President Biden are scheduled to unveil a package of proposals designed to reduce gun violence. They will make the announcement at an event in [...]

Obama “Deal Is Within Sight” But Not Done Yet

By: Monday December 31, 2012 11:04 am

Obama just concluded his 1:30 press conference – highlights: “Deal is within sight” but not done yet “Our most immediate priority is to stop taxes going up for middle class families starting tomorrow.” “Any future deficit agreement” after this week will have to include more taxes.” “If Republicans think i will finish the job of [...]

Obama Wants Up or Down Vote On “Basic Plan” By Fiscal Cliff Deadline

By: Saturday December 29, 2012 4:27 am

In a late press conference after his 3pm meeting with congressional leaders, President Obama offered an ultimatum to Republicans – pass a bipartisan compromise bill or he will instruct Senate Majority Leader Reid to put a bill on the Senate floor that will make anyone voting against it look responsible for the horrors of the [...]

As Port Strike Deadline Approaches Obama Pressured To Use Taft-Hartley

By: Friday December 28, 2012 6:14 am

UPDATE 1:10PM EST: There has been a 30 day extension to the ILA contract postponing the strike. The deadline is December 29th. Tomorrow. At 12:01 am on December 30th 14 ports from Boston to Houston will close as members of the International Longshoremen Association (ILA) covering the the East and Gulf coasts go on strike. [...]

Dick Cheney’s VP Advice to Mitt Romney: Pick Me! Pick Me!

By: Sunday July 29, 2012 12:49 pm

It seems almost predictable that with Mitt Romney in Israel encouraging their government to start an unnecessary war, that the man whose lies and paranoia led America into a disastrous, unjustified and unnecessary war would have the chutzpah to presume to advise the apparent GOP nominee whom to select as his Vice Presidential running mate. [...]

Van Jones Closes NN12 With Pleas to Save Nation . . . and Obama from Tea Party

By: Sunday June 10, 2012 9:09 am

The ghost of the 2008 candidate Barack Obama haunted Netroots Nation 2012 in Providence, Rhode Island.  He hovered over every panel — at least the 10 or so panels I attended — and pervaded the general assemblies and closing session in which Van Jones gave the final pitch for progressives not to give up. Obama’s [...]

Contrasting Reports on State Revenues and Spending Tell Us Who’s Paying the Price for Harmful National Economic Policy

By: Saturday April 21, 2012 11:06 am

An article in today’s New York Times tells us about two new reports, one from the Rockefeller Institute (RI), the other from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP), which together tell us about the fiscal health of state and local governments.  The RI report gives us data on the amount of tax revenues [...]

First Excerpts of Obama Afghanistan Speech

By: Tuesday December 1, 2009 3:45 pm

Submitted without comment, for now: “The 30,000 additional troops that I am announcing tonight will deploy in the first part of 2010 – the fastest pace possible – so that they can target the insurgency and secure key population centers. They will increase our ability to train competent Afghan Security Forces, and to partner with [...]

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