September 10, 2012 |
In an interview with Bob Woodward earlier this year, President Obama admitted that his much-publicized castigation of Paul Ryan's budget proposals was a “mistake,” according to audio transcripts released prior to the Tuesday release of Woodward's new book, “The Price of Politics. " Perhaps even worse than his dismissal of Ryan's budget, which flew right in the face of the Wisconsin congressman who was in attendance for the April 2011 speech , was Obama's mention of “Jack Ryan” instead of “Paul Ryan” in referring to the soon-to-be vice presidential candidate.
September 15, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- Republicans on Saturday hammered President Obama over looming cuts to defense spending, saying the president has shown a "failure to lead" and done nothing to protect the military from being "hollowed" out by spending reductions. “The president himself has opposed or disregarded every attempt we've made to work with him on a solution,” said Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.), delivering the GOP weekly address. Obama and Hill Republicans, including West, agreed last year to slash spending on both defense and domestic programs if they could not reach a broader compromise on how to reduce the deficit.