Tag: SOTU

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Obama Praises No Child Left Behind Reform, Universal Pre-K in SOTU

In his final State of the Union address Tuesday evening, President Barack Obama counted the recent reform of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and the law’s new pre-school provision as hallmarks of his tenure as president, and he said he will continue to fight for universal pre-K and free community college.

EXCLUSIVE – Pete Hoesktra: NSA Spying on Congress Requires Suspending State of the Union Invite

Recent news that the Obama White House obtained intelligence containing private conversations of members of Congress and American Jewish organizations from the National Security Agency (NSA) suggests the integrity of our intelligence agencies have been undermined. Congress should suspend the president’s invitation to deliver his State of the Union address from the House chamber until his administration fully complies with all congressional demands to get to the bottom of this new spying scandal.

Obama Forced to Dump Tax on 529 College Savings Accounts

In a desperate attempt at relevance, President Barack Obama thought he could pay for two promised years of free community college tuition by eliminating the tax exemption on middle-class 529 college-savings accounts. Although the Administration argued that the 529 accounts disproportionately benefit higher-income families, disenfranchising 11.6 million accounts was seen as just short of a declaration of war on “the family.” This afternoon Obama dumped his tax plan.

Five Ways to Improve the GOP’s State of the Union Response

Is the State of the Union response cursed or is it just badly produced? I’ll leave it to others to debate the former proposition, but I think it’s time for someone to state the obvious about the latter. The State of the Union response is often underwhelming.

Sharpton: Obama Said the Rich Must Pay More

Wednesday on the “Tom Joyner Radio Show,” sometime Obama adviser and MSNBC host Al Sharpton gave a simple, honest breakdown of President Obama’s plan to redistribute wealth through the tax code. Sharpton said, “Most important, he said ‘I’m going to

Obama May Have To Go After ISIS With Ground Troops

The situation on the ground in Iraq has reached a critical point in that country’s ongoing war against the Islamic terrorist group ISIS, as the Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi is asking for more help from the U.S.-led coalition. “Bombing from

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Grayson Wants US To Pay For All College Tuition

During his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Obama said that he would like to see the first two years of a student’s college tuition be paid for by the government, which Democrats applauded, but the president’s words weren’t enough to satisfy Democrat Congressman Alan Grayson, who said that college tuition should be entirely paid for by the U.S. government.

Nader: Obama’s SOTU, Troubling, Not Coherent

Wednesday on “Democracy Now,” consumer advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader slammed President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address as “not specific enough,” “not coherent enough,” and “troubling.” Remarks as follows: “Well, he was too vague on that.

GOP SOTU Spanish Response Asks for Obama’s Help in Reforming Immigration

Pro-amnesty Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), in delivering the Republican’s Spanish-language response to the State of the Union (SOTU) address, called on Obama to cooperate with the GOP in crafting “permanent solutions to our immigration system.” Freshman Rep. Curbelo did not challenge the president on illegal immigration or executive amnesty.