January 24, 1996
Key topics touched on by President Clinton in his State of the Union address and by Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole of Kansas in the Republican response: CLINTON Education: "I challenge parents to be their children's first teachers. Turn off the TV. See that the homework gets done. Visit your children's classroom." Budget: "Our responsibility here begins with balancing the budget in a way that is fair to all Americans." Families: "We need a tax credit for working families with children. . . .
January 12, 1989 |
Following is the prepared text of President Reagan's farewell address to the nation Wednesday night: My fellow Americans, this is the 34th time I'll speak to you from the Oval Office, and the last. We have been together eight years now, and soon it will be time for me to go. But before I do, I wanted to share some thoughts, some of which I have been saving for a long time. It has been the honor of my life to be your President.
January 21, 2004 |
Congressional Democrats, responding to President Bush's State of the Union address Tuesday night, assailed the White House for leading the United States into a war against Iraq based on "unproven assertions" and pursuing a "go-it-alone foreign policy" that has left the U.S. with most of the casualties and cost of the military operation.
January 19, 1999 |
In his State of the Union address tonight, President Clinton will propose achieving most of his social goals, including school construction and long-term care for the elderly, through targeted tax breaks rather than the traditional Democratic reliance on spending programs. Driving the strategy is Clinton's extraordinary predicament: delivering his State of the Union address even as his congressional adversaries seek to expel him from office over the Monica S. Lewinsky scandal.
January 24, 1992 |
An increasingly worried White House appealed Thursday to every Cabinet department to whip up public support for next week's State of the Union address in a new effort to help pull President Bush from his political malaise. At a meeting Thursday, Chief of Staff Samuel K. Skinner called on top government officials to help create the maximum impact for the address, which Bush's chief speechwriter has called "the biggest speech of the next five years."
January 10, 1998 |
For nine decades, beginning with Woodrow Wilson, presidents have spent one evening early in the year presenting their annual legislative agenda by delivering a formal State of the Union address to Congress. But in 1998, stung by criticism that he had already become a lame duck in the first year of his second term, Bill Clinton decided to stretch the traditional State of the Union address into a month's worth of major announcements. On Sunday it was Social Security reform.
January 29, 1992 |
Their fingers crossed in hope, those who covet George Bush's job offered a thumbs-down assessment Tuesday night of the President's State of the Union address. Reams of rhetoric boiled down to this: From Bush, it was too little, too late, they said. "His State of the Union could only have come from a person who is totally out of touch with America," harrumphed Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin, echoing the sentiments of the four other major Democrats seeking the presidency.
January 28, 1992 |
ABC, CBS, NBC, KCET Channel 28, Cable News Network, Comedy Central and C-SPAN will air President Bush's State of the Union address live at 6 tonight. KTTV Channel 11 will also air the speech on a delayed basis at 11 p.m.; KPBS Channel 15 in San Diego will do the same at 7 p.m. The Democratic Party response by House Speaker Thomas S. Foley (D.-Wash.) will follow on all channels except cable's Comedy Central. Additional television post-speech coverage includes a call-in show on C-SPAN from 7-9 p.
January 30, 1991 |
Kathy Blackwell, the Massachusetts woman who wrote President Bush about the slowing economy, said Tuesday night that she was speaking for families with small children in the Cape Cod region where she lives. Bush read from her letter in his State of the Union address to Congress as he acknowledged that there is "genuine economic distress" in parts of the country.
January 27, 2000 |
President Clinton today will propose about $3.5 billion in new spending for education, including a billion-dollar program to boost the quality of teachers and dramatic increases in extended learning programs and Head Start as well as bonuses for schools that improve. The proposal, outlined by officials in interviews Wednesday, is expected to be the centerpiece of Clinton's domestic program as he delivers his annual State of the Union address to Congress. The address, which begins at 6 p.m.