Liberal group uses Obama's words against him
December 9th, 2010
12:41 PM ET

Liberal group uses Obama's words against him

WASHINGTON (CNN) – A very vocal liberal critic of the White House says it is putting out a second television ad slamming President Barack Obama for caving in on the tax cut deal he made with congressional Republicans.

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee announced Thursday that its going up with an ad that uses then-candidate Barack Obama's words from two and a half years ago against the president for now striking a deal that would extend Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans.

The PCCC, in an e-mail Thursday to supporters, said "President Obama did not force a single Republican in Congress to feel political pain back home for being on the wrong side of the tax cuts issue. And now he's asking us to accept a raw deal."

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Topics: President Obama • Tax cuts
Obama takes responsibility for midterm losses
November 4th, 2010
10:00 PM ET

Obama takes responsibility for midterm losses

Washington (CNN) - Of the 21 Democratic candidates that President Barack Obama specifically campaigned for or fundraised for this year, 11 won their elections, eight lost their contests, and two are in contests still too close to call. President Obama reflected on those losses the day after the election.

“There is not only sadness about seeing them go but there’s a lot of questioning on my part in terms of could I have done something differently or done something more so that those folks would still be here,” Obama said at Wednesday’s press conference. “It’s hard. And I take responsibility for it in a lot of ways.”


October 31st, 2010
11:26 AM ET

Obama does cable

(CNN) – Some cable television viewers will see a commercial from President Obama beginning Saturday.

The 30-second spot, paid for by the Democratic National Committee, will air on MSNBC and BET and features a speech by the president that lays out the stakes in Tuesday’s election, according to a Democratic Party source.

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