REGGIE TALES I Can't Believe I Was There
I like to think that I have a decent vocabulary. I'd also like to think that if I had to describe a situation, any situation, I'd have a wide array of words at my disposal in which to choose. But... Posted on 1/26/11 at 7:32 AM
Vilified by the Republicans who want his job, President Barack Obama says he will stand before the nation Tuesday night determined to frame the election-year debate on his terms, promising that his State of the Union address will offer an economic blueprint that will "work for everyone, not just a wealthy few."
Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann took another leap in her remarkable climb to national attention and tea party prominence with her freelance response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech.
While Obama used his State of the Union speech to call for a five-year federal spending freeze, other than in military programs, the Minnesota congresswoman used a nationally televised response to Obama to ask federal officials to slow down spending.
Pleading for unity in a newly divided government, President Barack Obama implored Democratic and Republican lawmakers to rally behind his vision of economic revival for an anxious nation, declaring in his State of the Union address Tuesday night: "We will move forward together or not at all."
The nation faces a crushing burden of debt and is on course for an economic disaster without dramatic action to wrestle the budget deficit under control, Republicans said while awaiting the president's State of the Union address.
Standing before a nation clamoring for jobs, President Barack Obama will call for targeted spending to boost the economy but also for budget cutting in tonight's State of the Union address, his first in a new era of divided political power.
Civility or just silly, the push to mix Republicans and Democrats through the audience of President Barack Obama's televised State of the Union address spread across Capitol Hill today, fueled by signals that Americans want to see more cooperation among the nation's leaders.
Political engines are revving up for the 2012 presidential election and the sound of one of those, President Barack Obama's, will be heard above all others Tuesday night in his nationally televised State of the Union speech to a joint session of Congress.
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