Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Obama spoke for about 30 minutes at a manufacturing plant in Cedar Rapids. It was his first stop following his State of the Union address on Tuesday.
President Barack Obama just concluded a speech on the shop floor of a conveyor belt plant in Cedar Rapids. It was his first chance to fight back in Iowa since being bashed for months by GOP presidential hopefuls campaigning for the Iowa Caucus. Iowa will be a critical state for both Democrats and Republicans in the 2012 election. The speech was the president's first stop on a five-state tour following the State of the Union address on Tuesday night. "Our economy is getting stronger," Obama said to an applauding crowd. "We have come way to far to turn back now." He again focused on jobs and the economy while tossing a few jabs at Congress, such as, "Washington has collective amnesia." Obama spoke for about 30 minutes. Check back later for …
Barack Obama's speech at last night's State of the Union address was an attempt to strike back at Republicans, political science professors say.
A little over a dozen hours after U.S. President Barack Obama made his State of the Union address to the nation, he’s coming to Cedar Rapids. During his stop in Iowa today, the president will talk more about topics covered in his speech, which was packed with rhetoric for his 2012 election run and a counter-punch to some of the talking points heard leading up to the Iowa Caucus and elsewhere by GOP presidential hopefuls. Dennis Goldford, Drake University political science professor, said the speech was laden with a “laundry list of policy prescriptions.” The president repeatedly called for Congress to put bills on his desk, and if they don't he has ammunition to blame the country's problems on them during his election run, Goldford said. "…
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Patch has you covered as President Obama delivers the annual State of the Union address live tonight.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
President Barack Obama is delivering the State of the Union address tonight and following it up with a stop in Cedar Rapids on Wednesday. For a day, Iowa Democrats get to steal back the spotlight from Republicans, who have until now soaked up all the attention as GOP presidential hopefuls toured the state leading up to the Iowa Caucus. Check back at 7:45 p.m. for the Patch Live Blog. In the meantime, tell us in our latest Patch Poll if Iowa is still an Obama state. Democrats have organized some 2,500 State of the Union watch parties around the country tonight, including several in Iowa. Iowa Patch editors will be covering some of those parties and we will also keep you tuned in with instant analysis and commentary through a live blog that …