At times serious, at times joking with the Republicans who control the Congress, Obama focused on the successes of his presidency and what he said should be an optimism about the future rather than the gloomy portraits of the country in GOP campaigns. Here are five important takeaways from Obama’s speech.
President Barack Obama will paint an optimistic picture in his final State of the Union televised address on Tuesday, drawing a contrast with Republicans running to replace him in the November 2016 presidential election, his top aide said on Sunday.
As he prepares for his final State of the Union address next week to a seemingly hostile Republican Congress, President Barack Obama has an unusual and surprising reason to be optimistic. Despite the image of gridlock in Washington, Obama actually had more successes than failures in the goals he pitched in his last State of the Union speech.
Watch the Republican frontrunner — who has made his own vitriolic remarks about minority groups — talk about how uncomfortable Scalia’s comments made him.
The fairer “middle-class economics” described in the State of the Union are also the right policies to help the economy grow.
The president’s big speech revealed why he’s winning the economic debate — and why the GOP needs to find a new message, quickly.
Feb. 2 (Bloomberg) — Some Republicans envisioned a successful rope-a-dope strategy for this year’s elections: Don’t make mistakes, and let the Democrats stew in the juices of Obamacare and a strapped middle class. That take-no-risks approach is unraveling. Congressional Republicans are offering proposals on major matters, and the party’s right wing — whose members Senator John […]