(CNN) – When President Barack Obama holds a news conference on Wednesday, it will be the 16th solo, formal White House press conference of his presidency.
It will be his first since winning re-election and since the resignation of his CIA director over an affair – both topics likely to come up on Wednesday.
Obama has taken reporters' questions in a variety of other forums, most recently in late August, when he made an unannounced stop at the regular White House briefing for reporters in the midst of the heated campaign and a week before the start of the Republican National Convention.
He confronted criticism of a video produced by the main super PAC supporting his candidacy which appeared to tie Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to a woman's death, as well as stood by his call for Romney to release his tax documents. He also addressed the controversial comments on "legitimate rape" made by Rep. Todd Akin, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate from Missouri.
Wow, such hard hitting questions he takes......... can't wait to see the ones tomorrow...... bet you anything Benghazi won't be brought up.......
Obama feverishly courted the youth vote ... but, when Pelosi is asked whether a younger congress person would be preferable to her, continuing her bid for House leadership ... Pelosi responded with the typical fake democrat indignation ... usually employed by Obama ... when asked for the truth ... just more liberal lies ... deception ... and cover ups ... God help America !!!
People need to get over the Benghazi thing. Thats all you hear form the right wing physcos, The are desperately trying to find something to cling on to with their bibles & guns. Just like the Ragan thing, I'm so sick of Ronald Ragan ! He's dead and thats good. He was no GOD like the republicans who like everyone to believe.
I am sure that is just what you would like, just to forget about it. Sorry but let's NOT get over it, and forget,about it! We need to find out what happened, hold people accountable, and fix the malfunction! How about you tell the families of the dead to get over it!
How about you tell the families of the 3000 dead on 9/11 to get over it. We know for certain that Bush was warned repeatedly about al Qaeda ... something that we don't know about Benghazi....but we have the ignoramuses who want to prejudge the event before any facts have been presented.
Let me help you out:
1. SUBJECT (per Italmn) is BENGHAZI and NOT 9-11
2. Didn't you fuss at me last week about my Gore remark and accused me of posting the past? Yes, you did and now YOU are doing the same? NOBODY is addressing 9-11. We are talking about BENGHAZI! Thank you!
Unlike Italmn, I did not suggest anyone forget anything! I addressed the topic, which was BENGHAZI! As far as 9-11, we had better not forget! Is your answer to everything Obama gonna be Bush?
Jean, Is it wise to continue to use the Bush Presidency in order to justify what happens with the current President? President Obama was to be the un-Bush. You seem to do that quite often. Of course we shouldn't forget the 3000 lost in the World Trade Center. We are supposed to learn from mistakes, not repeat them or justify them. However, I would like you to know that I kept my promise and didn't vote for George Bush last week.
Steveo, some of us are waiting to hear from those who were and are investigating the Benghazi incident. Gen. Petraeus went there before the election on a fact-finding mission. He is to speak to Congress about his findings.
I have no problem with what you said. My issue is with Italmn who suggest we just "get over it" and with Jean interjecting 9-11. The subject was Benghazi and not 9-11!
Did you hold Bush responsible for 9/11 and their not paying attention to Clinton, Clinton's staff and the federal workers left after the admin change warned Bush and his staff that Bin Laden was up to something big. I would bet a box of donuts that you didn't. Did you hold anyone accountable for the lack of WMD found in Iraq. I'd bet a 2nd box of donuts.
Tom from Canonsburg,
Once more, the topic is Benghazi! Keep your donuts!
Totally agree with you Steveo.
@ Tom from Canonsburg – please don't bring up Clinton – who was carrying on like Patreaus in the Oval Office as a sitting president! He could have done more to prevent 9/11 than Bush ever could – as Patreaus could have probably done more for those unfortunate patriots in Benghazi. Weak men.
Well Steveo tell me what happened in Benghazi? Do you FACTUALLY know before the rest of us? Has there been one hearing held...NO! So don't prejudge what happened until the fact are in. We know the fact of 9/11...but you don't want to hear those facts, or even accept the truth of how many warning Bush had before 9/11 even by the CIA that will be testifying this time, but here you are all hopped up and ready to prejudge what happened in Benghazi without any of the real facts.
Maybe we send you to Washington to run the CIA since you are so informed already..
@Caramon And I kept my promise and didn't vote for that mobster Sheldon Adelson's bought candidate.
Well Jean IF you bothered to read, you will plainly see I had no issue with Cynthia's post in which she said folks are waiting for info. IF you bothered to read, you will also see I said I had an issue with Italmn who stated JUST GET OVER IT (Bengahzi). IF you bothered to continue to read, you will also see I had an issue with YOU feebly attempting to tie 9-11 to Benghazi.
A friend of mine just found out his son was killed in Afghanistan over the weekend...shall we just forget about this?
Sorry to hear about your friend's son. Sorry to hear about any and all of them. Italmn, is doing what we call...circling the wagons, it a defensive posture! Probaby worried about what we may find out!
Good reason to ask General Allen, who is in charge of the operations in Afghanistan, who just has been found to have sent somewhere between 20,000 and 30,000 pages of e-mails to a woman in Tampa, Fla., if he's paying more attention to her or, to our troops serving over there? So sorry for your friend losing their child to war.
Wow, you are one hate-filled little lefty aren't you italmn?
Well Frank how is the hate filled little Fascist today?
Ronnie Raygun ...the worst president of my 77 years....although Bush is running a hot mess second.
HALF YOUR PAYCHECK TO THE GOVERNMENT IN 2013
The president is convinced Americans need to pay more in taxes. Here's what he said yesterday.
“I think everybody out there understood that was an important debate and the majority of voters agreed with me. By the way, more voters agreed with me on this issue than voted for me! So we've got a clear majority of the American people who recognize if we're gonna be serious about deficit reduction we gotta do it in a balanced way."
But let me tell you, come January 1, you're probably not going to be happy with the amount of taxes you're paying. That's because it's not just Federal taxes that you pay.
A middle class taxpayer pays 25% percent of their income in Federal Income Tax. Sounds, ok?
Then there is the Federal Social Security and Medicare payroll tax of 13.3%. You pick up 5.65% while you're employer pays 7.65%. Add them up and that's 38.3% of middle class family incomes going to Uncle Sam. But we aren't done, not by a long shot.
According to the Tax Foundation, the average state's income tax rate on the middle class is 4.82%. Of course, some states have it and some don't, but we're taking an average here.
Now the total: 43.12% of middle class income to taxes.
Oh, and I almost forgot, unless congress makes a move, Federal Income taxes go to 28% for middle income folks next year as the Bush tax cuts expire.
Neither party has said they want that to happen, but in Washington, well, you never know.
Also the payroll tax for those folks will go to 15.3% from 13.3%percent.
Did I mention state, property, corporate, and excise taxes? No?
All told, next year, total taxes will go to almost 50% for the middle class; the very group that the president says he wants to protect. That means 50 cents out of every dollar earned has to go to the government. Half of everything will go to an entity that didn't earn that money, and shouldn't be entitled to all that dough.
Unbelievable. You think most Americans agree that's fair?
I don't think so.
There's no statute of limitations on murder ... dumb ass ... but, nice try !!! Obama, and the other corrupt leaders, whose dishonest, self-serving actions, have led to the death, and cover ups of innocent Americans ... will not be forgotten ... and,
eventually, true justice will prevail ... in spite of efforts by obama stooges, like you, to brush the truth under the rug.
There's no statute of limitations on murder ... but, nice try !!! Obama, and the other corrupt leaders, whose dishonest, self-serving actions, have led to the death, and cover ups of innocent Americans ... will not be forgotten ... and,
eventually, true justice will prevail ... in spite of efforts by obama stooges, like you, to brush the truth under the rug.
more lies from the chief-of-lies. come on obama, just give us our free stuff and shut up...
It's payback time now folks, the 51% who supported Obama will get paid for their efforts and the 49% who didn't will get paid back too, only in a different way.
A...., Frank, the sun came up this morning.
Just read about the pregnant woman in Arizona that ran her husband over 'cause he didn't vote for Romney. Just your kind of woman, I'd guess.
Cheer up Frank in 4 years we'll give you Hilary or Elizabeth...an Indian woman, or Bill as first man.
I wonder if he'll have a stadium stand behind him with people on it. They seem to travel with him wherever he goes. And don't forget the teleprompter.
you do know if you type "Romney teleprompter" in your Google image search you will find 439,000 pictures of Mitt Romney using a teleprompter?
Strange reply. We all know this president has a problem speaking off the top of his head, which raises the other issue that he can't stand alone and face the American people without people in stands behind him, or crowds cheering him on. That speaks volumes about him.
Which only means everyone today uses a teleprompter including Mitt Romney, each of the other candidates including Paul Ryan....and yes that includes the last holder of the office George W. Bush who also used a teleprompter. If you don't believe me do that Google Image search I suggested....or maybe it is that you don"t know how to do an image search,
From your line of thought ...I take it you don't care that Mitt Romney had to rely on a teleprompter because he couldn't speak off the top of his head, and still remember exactly when and where his owners expected him to flip-flop on several of his previous statements. That would also mean that Paul Ryan couldn't remember how and where to smooth over his lie, so as not to tell people how his tax plan was actually arranged to favor the rich and enslave the poor.
May I include I think your whole line of thought shows a total lack of insight and knowledge about why people use a teleprompter....or maybe it is that you are just a sore loser and an idiot..
I can't believe this! Sorry, I have been in mourning over Scott Brown's loss. My new senator is a wacky, fake Indian who is an ultra Liberal. I hope this press conference exposes Obama's inability to work with Congress.
Elizabeth Warren is top notch in the smarts department. I'll send you a box of kleenex.
Elizabeth Warren-Julian Castro-2016!
Unfurl the hammer and sickle!
after the total defeat that the repos took they are desperatly clinging to bengazi or the petraues mess. Trying to find something they can pin on this white house. Congress should let the CIA and the FBI investigate and spend their time working on the budget and the fisical cliff. Consiracy therories are running amuck. But that is just the loony tunes at it again. Forward and lets get some work done.
WHAT, SHE'S A LOONEY TOON? Do you live in Massachusetts? Did you watch the debates? Did you here her call herself a Native American? I need a box of tissues.
Dan, the people of your state voted her in. Oh yeah, your state didn't go Romney/Ryan either. Do you suppose your blogging here made people realize they didn't want anyone you were supporting??
so i guess you would rather have the wacky pin up boy scott.? No wonder you clowns lost.
More DOODIE from Judy ...
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
How is Scott wacky? And for a Republican to even have a chance in my state, that is only 16% Republican, is pretty amazing. And you have forgotten that other states went all Republican, and Warren only got in because of her party. Almost no Republicans backed her, but Brown had a sizable Democratic backing. Democrats claim they want bipartisanship yet vote out the most bipartisan senator. I don't get it.
YOU DON'T CONSIDER SOMEONE WHO IS SO SURE OF SOMEONE'S RACE AND ETHNICITY JUST BY LOOKING AT THEM AND CHOSE TO CAMPAIGN ON IT A TAD WACKY? REALLY? BROWN CHOSE TO CAMPAIGN LIKE A STUPID BULLY, HE GOT BACK WHAT HE DESERVED: A TOMAHAWK TO TO GROIN.
ALL OTHER STATES WENT REPUBLICAN? IN WHAT REALITY? THEY LOST 2 SENATE SEATS! WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?
WARREN IS ABOUT AS ANTI-WALL STREET AS YOU GET. HOW SHE WON IS A MIRACLE CONSIDERING ALL THE MONEY SHE IS UP AGAINST. BUT AGAIN, BROWN CHOSE THE LOW GROUND AND GOT POUNDED FOR IT.
Dan ...sorry, but if a state is 16% Republican and 84% Democratic and they voted for Scott Brown once; and they didn't reelect him that says to me he wasn't what they expected. It also say that Elizabeth Warren obviously has a lot of wonderful qualities. She really rocked the Democratic convention as one smart lady. Obviously Scott didn't meet their standards for his being flexible, and as right-wing nut bought by the Koch brothers.... he tried to smear the president as being illegitimate ...
...and please quit impugning native Americans, they do have a right to hold office. Besides I have nieces and nephews who are part native American; plus some of my Indian ancestors met the boat when this country was being settled.
Obama to hold press conference,,,
Oh Goodie !!!
FORWARD -> -> ->
Ahhh... Ummm... Wait a min... Let "ME" be clear !!!
repos are as dumb as a box of rocks and this post proves it. Good thing we didn;t elect them to run the country. They cannot run themselves. If the worst thing this gal did was say she was part native American big deal. Brown took all his cloths off . Give it a rest and move on you morons,
@ DOODIE ...
Once again ... a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Really you care? I thought you were moving to Canada...did they reject you?
@ jean ...
CAT SCAN DISCOVERS IDIOT GENE PRODUCED IDIOT JEAN !!!
Warren is a nut, and all of you that don't live in Massachusetts have no right to comment because you don't really know.
WE ARE familiar with Elizabeth Warren. She was picked by Obama for a Consumer Protection Agency she help craft to keep us from the claws of the banking/finance industry and was denied the position by the Republicans and they made sure the agency wasn't funded. It was all on television – Republicans don't care about the regular guy. She's on the side of the American people and here, I congradulate her for her win to the Senate. We need her smarts and her determination to make sure Wall Street doesn't rip off Main Street again, seeing as they didn't help much returning the favor. Go Elizabeth!!
And jean... Did you forget about Independents in your math. This state is very Democrat, but not 84%. I think it is something like 44 or 46% Democrat.
NATIVE AMERICANS STILL SAY BIG BLACK FATHER SPEAK JUST LIKE BIG WHITE FATHER DID. THE ONLY DIFFFERENCE IS SAME OLD BUFFOLOE CRAP IS FROM A FORKED TOUNG..
WHEN THE EAGLES FLY FROM THE NEST A NEW LIFE WILL FOLLOW. IN THESE DAYS SHIT HITS THE FAN. LET US
GET TOGETHER WITH TRUTH FOR US ALL.
WHEN THERE IS NO TRUTH FROM THE WHITE OR BLACK FATHER WE HAVE TO BE FOR LIFE OF THE FREE.
THE FIRST IN THE COUNTRY ARE THE LAST TO HAVE THE FRUITS OF OUR NATION–TELL ME I AM WRONG----------------------------------------
I AM NOT A NATIVE AMERICAN,BUT MY CHILDREN ARE-NO ONE HAS A BETTER RIGHT TO A FREE NATION THAN
THEY. NO ONE GETS LESS FROM THIS COUNTRY THAN DO THE NATIVE AMERICANS WHO WERE ROBBED OF THEIR
GOD GIVEN RIGHTS AS FIRST TO LIVE ON THIS SOIL. THE GOD THEY LOOKED TO WAS NO DIFFERENT THAN ANY
OTHER THAT IS IN THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF THE REST OF US.
I SUPOORT NATIVE AMERICAN SCHOOLS FOR FOOD.EDUCATION AND NECESSITIES. MOST STATES THEY LIVE IN DO NOT. WE TALK OF RACISM -–FOR EVERYONE ELSE FROM THIS PLANET.BUT DO NOT AKNOWLEGE THE FIRST
TO LIVE HERE. WE NEED TO LOOK CLOSE AS WE DO TO OUR OWN FAMILIES AND WONDER HOW THE FIRST OF US
COULD BE LEFT BEHIND.
MY CHILDREN HAVE COLLEGE DEGREES AND DID IT ON THEIR OWN,PAID THEIR LOANS AND DO WELL IN THEIR ENDEAVORS. THEY APPRECIATE WHAT THEY DID ON THEIR OWN MERIT--I WISH MY OWN COUNTRY COULD
SAY THE SAME FOR THEIR OWN CHILDREN. I WISH EVERYONE WOULD HAVE FAMILIES THAT ACHIEVE AS WELL
AS OUR FIRST TO LIVE HERE. THERIE ARE MANY THAT NEED SUPPORT–START WITH THE ONES FIRST HERE-
DO THE RIGHT THING AND MOVE ON TO THE REST OF US.
OH MY GOD, I DON't have a problem withNative Americans. This is what the Liberals do. They take a comment and make the comment racist. If she wasn't calling herself a Native American when she is clearly not I would have no problem with it. Cynthia, stop pretending like you know the first thing about Lizzie and accept that she got elected by party only. You Democrats say you want bipartisanship, then you elect Lizzie. I don't get it. But then again, I've never understood the party that only wants like 25% of the country to work and pay taxes, but high taxes.