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Congressman John D. Dingell: Longest Serving Member of Congress!

Lon Johnson
June 7, 2013

As a high school yearbook photographer, I once found myself stranded at the opening of an auto plant in Flat Rock, Michigan. Lucky for me, a local Congressman was also attending the event and graciously offered to give me a ride back to school. While speaking to the Congressman in the car, he invited me to attend a Michael Dukakis rally the following week.

Weekly Address: Helping Protect Our Kids by Reducing Gun Violence

President Barack Obama
March 23, 2013

It has now been three months since the tragic events in Newtown, Connecticut. Three months since we lost 20 innocent children and six dedicated adults who had so much left to give. Three months since we, as Americans, began asking ourselves if we’re really doing enough to protect our communities and keep our children safe.

Remarks of President Barack Obama Weekly Address

Remarks of President Barack Obama
Weekly Address

Lemont, Illinois
March 16, 2013

Hi, everybody. As a nation, our top priority is growing our economy and creating good middle class jobs. That’s why this week I’m speaking to you from the Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois, because few areas hold as much promise as what they’re focused on right here – harnessing American energy.

Remarks of President Barack Obama - Weekly Address

March 9, 2013

In his weekly address, President Obama said that businesses have created jobs every month for three years straight – nearly 6.4 million altogether, and have added 246,000 new jobs in February. We must keep this momentum going, and that’s why the President recently met with Republican leaders to discuss how we can replace the harmful, arbitrary budget cuts, called the “sequester,” with balanced deficit reduction. By working together, the President is confident we can reduce the budget by investing in areas that help us grow, and cutting what we don’t need.

The audio of the address and video of the address will be available online at at 6:00 a.m. ET, Saturday, March 9, 2013.

Historic Night of Democratic Victory!

Mark Brewer
Nov. 7, 2012

I want to thank every American who participated in this election, whether you voted for the very first time or waited in line for a very long time.... Whether you pounded the pavement or picked up the phone, whether you held an Obama sign or a Romney sign, you made your voice heard and you made a difference. -- President Barack Obama

Friends and fellow Democrats,

Last night was an historic night for President Barack Obama. Democrats made American history by re-electing our nation’s first African-American President, and the campaign also made Michigan history. With 97 percent of precincts reporting, President Obama has won Michigan by a 9 percentage point margin. This is a huge margin in a state where Republicans were hyping their ground game and touting certain victory just a few short days ago, a state which the Republican candidate called home in his youth.

(Just a couple of) the Obama Administration's accomplishments

Obama for America
October 31, 2012

Every now and again, the other side likes to claim President Obama doesn't have a record to run on. They're wrong. Here's a taste of why:

(Just a couple of) the Obama Administration's accomplishments:

The first bill President Obama signed was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, to help women fight back when they don't get equal pay for equal work.

His Recovery Act supported millions of jobs and helped to stave off a second Great Depression.

He pushed for and won middle-class tax cuts that benefitted every American worker, and saved the typical family $3,600 in taxes over the last four years.

President Obama rescued the auto industry, and now GM and Chrysler are healthier than they've ever been. The American auto industry has added nearly a quarter of a million jobs since June 2009 -- and they most likely wouldn't exist right now without President Obama's leadership.

A Vote for a President to Lead on Climate Change

Michael R. Bloomberg
Nov 1, 2012

The devastation that Hurricane Sandy brought to New York City and much of the Northeast -- in lost lives, lost homes and lost business -- brought the stakes of Tuesday’s presidential election into sharp relief.

The floods and fires that swept through our city left a path of destruction that will require years of recovery and rebuilding work. And in the short term, our subway system remains partially shut down, and many city residents and businesses still have no power. In just 14 months, two hurricanes have forced us to evacuate neighborhoods -- something our city government had never done before. If this is a trend, it is simply not sustainable.

Our climate is changing. And while the increase in extreme weather we have experienced in New York City and around the world may or may not be the result of it, the risk that it might be -- given this week’s devastation -- should compel all elected leaders to take immediate action.

Monday Night's Debate

Gretchen Whitmer
October 23, 2012

Friends –

There is perhaps no more critical a role that our President plays than that of Commander-in-Chief and our nation’s top diplomat, and if we needed any more evidence of how carelessly Mitt Romney takes that responsibility, last night's debate provided it.