1:40 AM, Sep 6, 2012 • By FRED BARNES
In his fondest dreams, President Obama couldn’t have imagined getting any more from Bill Clinton than he did last night at the Democratic convention. Rather than pull Obama toward his centrist policies, Clinton embraced Obama’s hyper-liberalism—at least for one night.
6:00 PM, Aug 30, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Here are excerpts of the remarks Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney plans to deliver this evening in Tampa, Florida:
Four years ago, I know that many Americans felt a fresh excitement about the possibilities of a new president. That president was not the choice of our party but Americans always come together after elections. We are a good and generous people who are united by so much more than divides us.
11:28 AM, Aug 30, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Here's video of Condoleezza Rice's address last night at the Republican convention:
9:06 PM, Jul 13, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
The pool report on President Obama's trip to Roanoke, Virginia says that more than 20 people fainted during the president's speech this evening.
7:54 PM, May 1, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Here are the prepared remarks of President Obama's Afghanistan speech, as prepared for delivery:
Remarks of President Barack Obama On the War in Afghanistan – As Prepared for Delivery
Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan
May 2, 2012 AFT
12:50 AM, Jan 25, 2012 • By FRED BARNES
There were some nice patriotic touches, a passel of small proposals, and old ideas like soaking the rich in President Obama’s State of the Union Address. But mostly the speech consisted of an effort to make a big deal out of not much.
1:00 PM, Oct 7, 2011 • By MICHAEL WARREN
This morning, Mitt Romney used his foreign policy address at the Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina to criticize what he called the Obama administration's "feckless policies of the last three years."
12:43 PM, Sep 9, 2011 • By JAY COST
First, we had the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, or ARRA. Now, we have the American Jobs Act, or AJA.
These are bold new ideas! That’s why the president needed a primetime address before Congress to introduce it. And of course, they’re not calling it a stimulus. It’s a jobs act.
10:04 AM, Sep 9, 2011 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
President Obama said the following during his jobs speech last night:
“Millions of Americans rely on Medicare in their retirement….But with an aging population and rising health care costs, we are spending too fast to sustain the program. And if we don’t gradually reform the system while protecting current beneficiaries, it won’t be there when future retirees need it. We have to reform Medicare to strengthen it.”
Isn’t that what Paul Ryan and the House Republicans have been saying for months, while Obama has been busy demagoguing their plan?
9:03 AM, Sep 9, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
At 6:51 a.m., the White House sent out an email with the following subject: "Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Backs American Jobs Act." It was odd, not because Snyder is a Republican, but because the governor's statement was not an endorsement of the president's plan at all.
8:32 AM, Sep 9, 2011 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
I find it truly comforting that some things never change — and two of those things are President Obama’s ideas and rhetoric. Obama’s long-awaited jobs speech offered his usual mix of hyper-partisanship (no longer convincingly masquerading as post-partisanship), class warfare, and thinly veiled resentment that, in our form of government, he cannot simply do whatever he wants.
9:54 PM, Sep 8, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
In a speech to a joint session of Congress this evening, President Obama introduced a $450 billion stimulus proposal plan he claimed would get Americans back to work. "There should be nothing controversial about this piece of legislation. Everything in here is the kind of proposal that’s been supported by both Democrats and Republicans – including many who sit here tonight. And everything in this bill will be paid for. Everything."
9:41 PM, Sep 8, 2011 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
Here’s how bad it’s gotten for President Obama:
At 9:20 p.m., the White House press office sent out a statement of support for the president’s proposal from ... the Center for American Progress (see below). That’s newsworthy!