6:07 PM, Jan 24, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
Barack Obama's speechwriter, John Favreau, takes credit for the president's Second Inaugural Address in an interview with the Huffington Post.
"It was one of the hardest speeches I've written," Favreau tells the left-leaning website.
Sam Stein of Huffington Post reports:
2:03 PM, Dec 31, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Barack Obama began his afternoon remarks at the White House by saying, "I realize that the last thing you want to hear on New Year's Eve is another speech from me."
But he suggested "progress" has been made on a "fiscal cliff" deal.
6:34 PM, Nov 19, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
In this footage from CNN, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appears to fall asleep during President Barack Obama's Burma speech:
1:14 AM, Nov 7, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Mitt Romney delivered the following concession speech to supporters in Boston:
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you, my friends. Thank you so very much.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
I have just called President Obama to congratulate him on his victory. His supporters and his campaign also deserve congratulations.
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?