Year of Action


In his 2015 State of the Union address, President Obama said this would be “a year of action” to help ensure opportunity for all Americans. Following his State of the Union address, the President announced progress on six of the proposals he promised to act on. The following proposals were laid out: Raising the Minimum Wage Helping Americans Retire More...

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By Lynn Herman On Monday, May 20th, 2013

The President Talks About How to Build a Rising, Thriving Middle Class

WASHINGTON, DC—In this week’s address, President Obama talked about his belief that a rising, thriving middle class is the true engine of economic growth, and that to reignite that engine and continue to build More...

By Lynn Herman On Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Colin Powell Endorses Barack Obama for President

American statesman Colin Powell, retired four-star general in the U.S. Army today endorsed President Barack Obama’s bid for re-election, citing the Democratic president’s efforts to wind down the war in Afghanistan More...

By Lynn Herman On Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Mitt Romney ‘Disappointed’ by Chicago Teachers Union Strike

GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney condemned the Chicago Teachers Union for the strike it launched on Monday. In a statement, Romney said the Teachers Union is turning its back on families relying on Public Schools. Romney More...

Obama 2012
By Lynn Herman On Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Vice President Job Biden Responds to Romney’s NAACP Remarks

Houston, TX – Vice President Joe Biden gave the keynote address at the NAACP convention, a day after presumptive GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke there. Biden said President Barack Obama has put More...

2012 Election
By Lynn Herman On Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

New Poll Shows Obama Doing Better Than Romney in Swing States

A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll finds that President Barack Obama has managed to retain a narrow lead in his race for re-election, despite recent signs of a sluggish economy and a rise in GOP optimism about More...

By Annie Waldman On Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Global Approval of President Obama Falls, Especially on International Policies

President Barack Obama’s global approval rating has slipped since he took office, while confidence in him and attitudes towards the U.S. slipped modestly, according to the PEW Research Center. Europeans and Japanese More...

2012 Election
By Lynn Herman On Friday, June 8th, 2012

Gallup: Mormons Favor Romney, Jews Favor Obama

Mormon registered voters overwhelmingly support presidential candidate, of Mormon faith, Mitt Romney, with, 84% saying they would vote for Mitt Romney; compared with 13% who prefer Barack Obama, as opposed to Obama’s More...

By Lynn Herman On Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Republican Governor of Wisconsin Will Keep His Job

Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker will keep his job after U.S. networks have projected him the winner in a race against Democrat Tom Barrett, and in a victory that comes as a blow for labor unions. The More...

By Lynn Herman On Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

U.S. Senate Republicans Block Equal Pay Bill

The GOP today blocked a Democratic bill, the Paycheck Fairness Act, which called for equal pay in the workplace for men and women. Even after President Obama continued to advocate for passage of the Paycheck Fairness More...

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