Entertainment is one of the bright spots of our economy, Obama said in a speech on DreamWorks Animations lush Glendale campus. The gap between what we can do and what other countries can do is enormous. Thats worth cheering for. More from PostPolitics Pope Francis denounces trickle-down economics Aaron Blake In the first lengthy writing of his papacy, Francis says such economic theories naively rely on the goodness of those in charge. If they hadnt spent 40 votes trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Obama said, House Republicans might have taken votes on rebuilding the nations infrastructure or expanding access to pre-kindergarten. Instead of rooting for failure or refighting old battles, Republicans in Congress need to work with us, Obama said.
As he has with Sonys Michael Lynton and his wife Jamie, as he is with Harvey Weinstein and any number of leading celebrities including Eva Longoria, Kerry Washington, will.i.am and others who stumped for him tirelessly. But you never saw him saying so in public. In a Tea Party world, you love your liberals in the closet, not in the limelight. On Tuesday, he finally deigned to publicly embrace the company Jeffrey built in a tough economy and in a shifting global marketplace. It was notable that billionaire donor Haim Saban, the diehard Hillary Clinton student loan forgiveness for teachers supporter, softened his stance and hosted Obama for a fundraiser on Monday night for the first time. Tuesday was something different.
still has to make clear it will stand by its allies, defend freedom of navigation, and support the security and stability that underpin regional prosperity. As old as they are, those B-52s in Guam can come in handy at such moments. At the same time, the U.S. also can’t stand by and allow unwise words and acts by allies to fuel crises like this one in the first place. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan definitely gets this year’s Lee Teng-hui award for intemperate statements.
Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. 79 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs This story is part of Barack Obama David Jackson, USA TODAY 5:34 p.m. EST November 26, 2013 This publicity image released by Rocky Mountain Pictures, shows an undated film clip of director, Dinesh D’Souza, interviewing George Obama in “2016: Obama’s America.” Despite the unconventional release of “2016: Obama’s America,.” (Photo: Associated Press) SHARE 438 CONNECT 36 TWEET 79 COMMENTEMAILMORE Conservative writer and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza isn’t sending any Thanksgiving good wishes to President Obama this year. The author of The Roots of Obama’s Rage started a Twitter firestorm Tuesday with this missive: “I am thankful this week when I remember that America is big enough and great enough to survive Grown-Up Trayvon in the White House!” Trayvon Martin is the Florida teenager killed by George Zimmerman in 2012; Zimmerman, pleading self-defense, was acquitted by a jury earlier this year.