Obama Rushes To Keep Last Year’s Promise Before Address

The president has a pen and he has a phone, and he will use them to take executive action and enlist every American — business owners and workers, mayors and state legislators, young people, veterans, and folks in communities from across the country — in the project to restore opportunity for all, Pfeiffer said. He provided no specifics. Biden Trip Vice President Joe Biden , accompanied by his wife, Jill Biden , will travel to Rochester, New York , the day after Obamas speech to visit Monroe Community College and talk about education and workforce development, the White House said in a statement today. Obama, like his predecessors, has used State of the Union speeches to outline a legislative agenda for the coming year and paint a broad vision for the country. In previous addresses, he has recounted the nations climb out of the recession and outlined hurdles ahead; called for changes to U.S. immigration law; and cited China as a benchmark for academic achievement, mass transit , revamping the economy, or developing clean energy .
Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-25/obama-rushes-to-keep-last-year-s-promise-before-address.html

Obama signs off on nomination of Rogers as NSA director

He’s promoting a White House task force he’s created to address the problem on college campuses. Obama is telling victims that they’re not alone. He says, quote, “I’ve got your back.” Obama says government has a role in ending sexual assault. But he says it’s up to everyone to teach young people to help put an end to the crime. In the Republican address, Sen.
Source: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/obama-sex-assault-victims-ive-back-21754631

In address, Obama to focus on economic opportunity

She cited his background in intelligence and his experience heading Fleet Cyber Command, the Navys cyber unit that also works for U.S. Cyber Command. Rogers understands signals intelligence and cyberattack operations, as well as the intelligence needs for the military and civilian agencies, she said. He is the kind of leader who will http://www.obamastudentloanforgiveness.net/ embrace the challenge of defining the optimal balance for the NSA between security, privacy and freedom in the digital age, Roberts said. The Senate Armed Services Committee is expected to question him on issues related to both cyber operations and the NSA.
Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/obama-signs-off-on-nomination-of-rogers-as-nsa-director/2014/01/25/bc54378c-85f7-11e3-801f-e3ff2ca3fab6_story.html

Obama to Sex Assault Victims: ‘I’ve Got Your Back’

Brendan Buck, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner, said the GOP wish list includes “expanding trade, approving the Keystone pipeline and promoting education and skills training for those still struggling in this economy.” The traditional State of the Union response from the president’s opposing party will be delivered this year by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., the highest-ranking Republican woman in the House. The move appears to be in part an effort by Republicans to ratchet up their appeals to women, who have sided with Democrats in large numbers in recent presidential elections. While Obama is currently balancing several high-profile foreign policy matters, international issues are expected to get only a brief mention in Tuesday’s speech. The president is expected to note that the long war in Afghanistan will formally end later this year, though he’s not expected to announce any decisions on whether to keep some American troops there after 2014.
Source: http://www.dallasnews.com/news/local-news/20140125-in-address-obama-to-focus-on-economic-opportunity.ece

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