• Congress Sets Obama State of Union Speech for Feb 12


    WASHINGTON, Jan 11, 2013 (AFP) – US President Barack Obama will give his annual “state of the union” speech to Congress on February 12, the White House said Friday.

    The administration agreed to House Speaker John Boehner’s formal invitation to the president to address both chambers of Congress barely three weeks after Obama is sworn in to begin his second four-year term in the White House.

    “Our nation continues to face immense challenges, and the American people expect us to work together in the new year to find meaningful solutions,” Boehner wrote in his letter to Obama.

    “This will require a willingness to seek common ground as well as presidential leadership. For that reason, the Congress and the nation would welcome an opportunity to hear your plan and specific solutions for addressing America’s great challenges.”

    Obama’s Democrats and their rival Republicans, led by Boehner and Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell, are deadlocked over how to resolve swirling fiscal crises that threaten the unsteady US economic recovery.

    The country will hit its $16.4 trillion borrowing limit around the end of February, the same time Congress must also come up with a way to avoid more than $100 billion in federal spending cuts that are set to kick in.

    McConnell has accused Obama of a “massive spending addiction” and has threatened to use the debt ceiling as leverage in Republican efforts to cut government expenditure, while the president has warned against such “dangerous” brinkmanship.

    1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)


    Loading ... Loading …

    Comments are closed

     
  • Make Music is quickly approaching once again and we are treated to another line up of great up and coming musical acts. The festivities take place this Saturday in Pasadena, June 7, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and is geared for people of all ages. Those in...
    Happy New Year! Rose Parade Float Trophy Winners...
    Top Christian recording artist, Phil Wickham, will be performing live in Pasadena on Friday, August 22. Maranatha High School is delighted to welcome this talented artist to the stage of the famous Ambassador Auditorium. His song, “This is Amazing Grac...
    Fifteen years ago, a handful of curious citizens assembled in front of The Tribune and watched as then-Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee and still-San Marino resident Lee Baca started the city’s inaugural 5K walk and run....
    The Pasadena Guild of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has pledged a $3 million endowment to fund the Pasadena Guild Chair in Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles....
     
     
     
    Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin