Yesterday we discussed Washington Post columnist Robert Samuelson’s observation that discussion of the debt and deficit was absent from President Obama’s State of the Union.
The consensus from many in the media was that the State of the Union last night was “modest.” The president’s remarks have been called “bland,” “narrow,” and “bite-sized.” But while President Obama presented few large reforms – he was silent on entitlements, for example – he did propose something very radical.
Tonight President Obama delivers his fifth* State of the Union address. Ahead of that speech, this morning, NBC News and Wall Street Journal released their latest survey taking the pulse of the nation. Americans are sour toward Washington and increasingly pessimistic about the future of our nation.
President Barack Obama will give his fifth State of the Union address tonight. We think the president should be fairly nervous going into tonight’s event. Why?
Tomorrow night President Barack Obama will give his annual State of the Union address. For weeks journalists have reported the president will focus on policies he contends will reduce U.S. income inequality: raising the minimum wage, increasing college affordability and improving education in general.
On Tuesday, January 28, President Obama will deliver the State of the Union address in the midst of one of the roughest patches in his presidency: his job approval is near its lowest point at 43 percent, his signature legislative achievement faces major implementation problems and the economy is experiencing the slowest job growth in three years.
President Barack Obama promised to have the most ethical, transparent White House in history.
Today, President Obama will meet with leading technology executives from across the country to discuss the ongoing problems with Healthcare.gov. Reuters reports that it is “unclear” what the president might learn from the CEOs, but based on the long list of concerns expressed from tech experts throughout the rollout, here are some topics they might want to address.
Last week, a Washington Post/ABC News survey found that President Obama’s job approval had slipped to 42 percent – But the really noteworthy change in the numbers involves the public’s perception of the president’s values as a person.
When you think about all the things that happened this week in Washington, you’ll definitely need to wash it down with something comforting. So get ready to feel nostalgic, because Bankrupting America took the time to reflect on some important friendships as you head into the weekend. In the spirit of fiscal responsibility, we matched your favorite moments from Friends with the latest healthcare headlines.