Obama to a lab worker: if I was allowed to invest, I’d invest in you.
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Air Force One is wheels up.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A day after delivering a defiant State of the Union speech to the Republican-led U.S. Congress, President Barack Obama hit the road on Wednesday to promote his plans for lifting up the middle class.
Obama headed out for a two-day trip to Idaho and Kansas to push his message that the economy has effectively recovered from years in the doldrums.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – If President Barack Obama wanted to show Republicans on Tuesday he hopes to work with them this year, his aggressive body language and off-the-cuff gibes may have spoken louder than his words.
Obama gave his hour-long, annual State of the Union address on Tuesday night to the first fully Republican-controlled Congress of his presidency, and the mood was anything but conciliatory.
WASHINGTON, Jan 20 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama struck
a defiant tone for his dealings with the new Republican-led
Congress on Tuesday, calling on his opponents to raise taxes on
the rich and threatening to veto legislation that would
challenge his key decisions.
Dogged by an ailing economy since the start of his
presidency six years ago, Obama appeared before a joint session
of Congress for his State of the Union speech in a confident
mood, buoyed by an economic revival that has trimmed the jobless
rate to 5.6 percent and eager to use this as a mandate.