Florida House Democratic Leader’s State of the State Comments

THURSTON SAYS A STRONG MIDDLE CLASS DESERVES FOCUS ON JOBS, EDUCATION AND HEALTH CARE Florida House Democratic Leader’s State of the State Comments   TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, House Democratic Leader Perry Thurston (D-Fort Lauderdale) will present a House Democratic Caucus perspective on the State of the State address in which he challenges the Florida […]

President Obama’s Weekly Address

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ______________________________________________________________________________ WEEKLY ADDRESS: Congress Must Act Now to Stop the Sequester WASHINGTON, DC—President Obama used this week’s address to urge Congress to stop the harmful automatic cuts that threaten thousands of jobs and affect our national security—called the sequester—from taking effect on March 1st. The President and […]

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Budget Should Give Every Floridian a Fair Opportunity Commentary from State Rep. Joe Gibbons Democratic Ranking Member, House Appropriations Committee

I believe Florida’s budget for 2013-2014 should be guided by one simple premise: that every Floridian deserves a fair opportunity to achieve the American dream. As the Democratic ranking member on the House Appropriations Committee, I will work this year to ensure that our state makes a commitment to equity and opportunity for all, secure […]

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President Obama’s State of the Union Address

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary __________________________________________________________________________ February 12, 2013 Remarks of President Barack Obama – As Prepared for Delivery State of the Union Address Tuesday, February 12, 2013 Washington, DC Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, fellow citizens: Fifty-one years ago, John F. Kennedy declared to this Chamber that “the […]

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Proclamation marks the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Rosa Parks

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF ROSA PARKS – – – – – – – A PROCLAMATION BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA On December 1, 1955, our Nation was forever transformed when an African-American seamstress in Montgomery, Alabama, refused to give up her […]

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President Obama’s comments on Comprehensive Immigration Reform

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ________________________________________________________________ REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT ON COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM Del Sol High School Las Vegas, Nevada 11:40 A.M. PST THE PRESIDENT: Thank you! (Applause.) Thank you! Thank you so much. (Applause.) It is good to be back in Las Vegas! (Applause.) And it is good to be […]

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President’s Weekly Address: Two Nominees Who Will Fight for the American People

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary _______________________________________________________________________ WASHINGTON, DC—In this week’s address, President Obama discussed his nomination of Mary Jo White to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission and Richard Cordray to continue as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The President signed into law rules of the road to reform Wall […]

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Biden Says, “Critically Important to Act” on Guns–Opens Door to Executive Action

By NRA-ILA     The Obama administration is seeking to institute a far more sweeping gun-control agenda than simply reinstating the failed Clinton bans on “assault weapons” and “high-capacity” magazines.   While the administration seeks to ban whole classes of firearms, a working group led by longtime gun control supporter Vice-President Joe Biden is also […]

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How Does the American Taxpayer Relief Act Affect You?

  By USA.gov   On January 2, 2013, President Obama signed the American Taxpayer Relief Act (ATRA) into law. This new law addresses many of the tax issues that were debated by Congress at the end of 2012, and which were referred to by many as the “fiscal cliff.” Here is what the law addressed, […]

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Remarks by the President in Nomination of Secretary of Defense and CIA Director

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary _________________________________________________________________ REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT, SECRETARY OF DEFENSE LEON PANETTA, SENATOR CHUCK HAGEL, CIA ACTING DIRECTOR MICHAEL MORELL, AND ADVISOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM AND HOMELAND SECURITY JOHN BRENNAN East Room 1:15 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everybody. Please have a seat. As President and Commander-in-Chief, my most […]