Reuters - President Barack Obama, previewing a big push on the U.S. economy next week, on Saturday defended policies that he said "have stopped the bleeding" and put the middle class on the road to recovery.
HONOLULU — President Barack Obama plans to make an aggressive push to tout his economic policies ahead of his State of the Union address on Jan. 20, starting with a swing through three states after he returns to Washington early Sunday from two weeks of vacation in Hawaii.
President Barack Obama is scheduled to deliver his annual State of The Union address on Tuesday evening at 9 p.m. Several of the major policy proposals the president plans to unveil have already been revealed According to a prepared version of his remarks sent out by the White House ahead of the speech, Obama is framing his plans as "middle class economics."
WASHINGTON (AP) — The American public will get a competing mix of rhetoric and imagery in President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday, a speech that offers a heavy dose on the economy even as it plays out against a visual backdrop dominated by the current national debate over guns.
President Barack Obama, facing renewed battles with congressional Republicans over fiscal policy and the debt ceiling, accused his political opponents of diverting attention from the task of boosting the U.S. economy.
“With an endless parade of distractions, political posturing and phony scandals, Washington has taken its eye off the ball,” Obama said Wednesday in an address at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. “I am here to say this needs to stop.”