Before every American Idol fan and entertainment writer goes nuts buzzing online about how it’s a bad idea that Ellen DeGeneres has joined the show’s judging table, let’s all just take a deep breath and give the lady a chance.
President Obama lays out health care reform specifics in a speech before Congress on Wednesday. Here is a transcript of the speech.
While President Obama’s address to students was a consoling speech on education, staying in school and students’ taking personal responsibility for their learning, David Bradley, a Republican member of the Texas State Board of Education and loudest critic of President Obama, and other Republicans were whipping themselves into a frenzy over the address before the speech even took place
In the aftermath of Van Jones’ abrupt Labor Day weekend resignation as the Obama administration’s special advisor for environmental jobs, human rights and environmental organizations are expressing outrage at the barrage of attacks against the green jobs leader by Fox News talk show host Glenn Beck and other extreme right Republicans.
The fight for health care reform has been full of twists and turns and changes on a daily basis reflecting the epic nature of this battle. Some conclude from whatever President Obama and the Democratic leadership of Congress say on a particular day they are caving in to the insurance industry and worse that Pres. Obama will raise the white flag content with a phyrric victory.
The president of the United States stated clearly to 20,000 at the AFL-CIO’s Labor Day picnic in Cincinnati whose side he is on.
The President: Hello everyone – how’s everybody doing today? I’m here with students at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia. And we’ve got students tuning in from all across America, kindergarten through twelfth grade. I’m glad you all could join us today.
On September 2, over 600 health care supporters turned out at a forum in West Hartford, CT conducted by Rep. John Larson. Larson is Chair of the House Democratic Caucus and a supporter of health care.
Los Angeles County’s largest-ever brush fire, the Station Fire ― raging since Aug. 26 in the Angeles National Forest 20 miles north of Los Angeles ― was reported 42 percent contained Sept. 4 after ripping through nearly 150,000 acres. Fire officials say the fire may not be fully contained until mid-September. Some have speculated that a flare-up of Santa Ana winds, absent so far, could fan the flames again.
On the heels of President Obama's speech to Congress on health reform this week, White House Domestic Policy Council Director Melody Barnes stated that the administration has learned some important lessons about that issue coming out of the August congressional recess.