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January 24, 2012 | By Lisa Mascaro
Republicans have synthesized their opposition to President Obama's policies into a campaign slogan that ricocheted across the Capitol on Tuesday: He's made it worse. "The president's policies have made our economy worse," said House Speaker John A. Boehner. "And you know, the president's policies, again, are just going to double down on what hasn't worked. " Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the GOP leader, echoed that theme, suggesting Obama's proposals for the future should be weighed against his record of the last two years.
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September 2, 2013 | Tracy Wilkinson and Richard Fausset
When President Enrique Pena Nieto delivers his first state of the union message Monday, he won't leave home to do it. The unusual venue -- his residence, Los Pinos -- is replacing the more traditional spot, the presidential National Palace, because striking teachers have laid siege to the plaza surrounding it. Government officials and invited dignitaries would have a tough time reaching the palace. Nine months into Pena Nieto's presidency, not everything is going quite according to his well-choreographed, carefully hyped plans.
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February 10, 1986
President Reagan wishes to equate the American government with an American family. In that context the present Administration could be compared to a man who is hardly able to provide his children with proper nutrition, decent clothing and adequate housing, yet goes deeply into debt to buy an expensive car with which to impress his neighbors. AARON KOMMEL Northridge
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January 25, 2012 | By Christi Parsons
President Obama preached a message of hope to factory workers on Wednesday as he began a sales pitch for his plan to boost U.S. manufacturing through changes to the tax code. Speaking to employees and owners of a conveyor belt plant in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Obama talked about the rising cost of doing business in China and predicted that more American companies will see the wisdom of setting up shop at home. "Wages are going up," Obama said of the Chinese economy, and it "starts becoming cost-prohibitive" to operate there.
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February 12, 1990
Never has the American public suffered a more dissembling, deceitful and disingenuous pile of rhetoric than Bush's State of the Union message. Concluding 40 minutes of nonstop banality Bush said, "The anchor to our world today is freedom," without a word being said as to what might be done toward freeing our 30 million Americans now locked in degrading poverty. It is terrifying to realize that any person so completely pedestrian and commonplace could be President of the United States.
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January 24, 2012 | By Lisa Mascaro
Republicans have synthesized their opposition to President Obama's policies into a campaign slogan that ricocheted across the Capitol on Tuesday: He's made it worse. "The president's policies have made our economy worse," said House Speaker John A. Boehner. "And you know, the president's policies, again, are just going to double down on what hasn't worked. " Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the GOP leader, echoed that theme, suggesting Obama's proposals for the future should be weighed against his record of the last two years.
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January 22, 2012 | By Lisa Mascaro
House Speaker John A. Boehner called President Obama's upcoming State of the Union speech "pathetic" for rehashing stale Democratic priorities, even as Republicansare doubling-down on their own policy agenda that found little traction outside the GOP-led House. "It sounds to me like the same old policies that we've seen: more spending, higher taxes more regulation - the same policies that haven't helped our economy; they've made it worse," Boehner said on "Fox News Sunday. " "If that's what the president is going to talk about Tuesday night, I think it's pathetic.
WORLD
February 4, 2005 | Mark Magnier, Times Staff Writer
Asian officials and analysts Thursday welcomed President Bush's softer tone toward North Korea in his State of the Union address, expressing hope that it would help jump-start a new round of talks aimed at halting Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program. However, given the tough stance of the Bush administration during its first term, analysts said it would take more than softer words and the hint of cooperation to convince North Korea that Washington was willing to be more flexible.
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January 28, 1998 | JONATHAN PETERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a moment both awkward and electrifying, President Clinton set aside his own political travails Tuesday night to present a carefully targeted legislative agenda designed to help Americans "shape this global economy, not shrink from it." "This is not a time to rest," Clinton declared in his State of the Union address, an upbeat, 72-minute speech in which he emphasized America's mighty stature in a world that has changed in startling ways. "It is a time to build."
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January 20, 1996 | PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The White House hope was that President Clinton would stride to the podium for his State of the Union Address on Tuesday with a fresh victory on a budget deal, providing a big reason for voters to give him a second term.
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March 19, 1991 | MARK KRAMER, Mark Kramer is a research fellow at Brown University's Center for Foreign Policy Development and a fellow of Harvard University's Russian Research Center
The outcome of the "national unity" referendum in the Soviet Union two days ago was well short of the "triumph" that leading officials promptly claimed. The main question about "preserving a renewed federation of equal and sovereign republics," which was proposed by Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev, won approval, but so did other questions about sovereignty and independence for the republics.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 1990
All hail our many-faceted President for his sound sense of proportion. Our "education President" has allocated for Head Start programs, one-half as much as for rebuilding the parts of Panama he destroyed as a Christmas gift to the poor of that country (Part A, Feb. 1). Our "environment President" has decided that twice that amount should "do it" for salvaging our vast nation's tenuous hold on life on this planet as we knew it. Our "support repressive governments as long as they aren't communist" President has asked for $50 million more to add to our daily $1.5 million contribution to the well-being of the Salvadoran government.
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