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Published on May 15, 2012

In 2004 Obama said that he felt that the debt was an enormous problem (October 12, 2004).


  1. 515

    WH Preview Of Tomorrow's Major Econ Speech: "It Is A Campaign Speech"

  2. 516

    Obama: Election Will Be Close Because Times Are Tough, People Frustrated, Incomes Stagnant

  3. 517

    Carney To Reporters: You Need To "Do Your Jobs"

  4. 518

    Holder Doesn't Know How Many Mexican Citizens Have Been Killed By Fast & Furious Weapons

  5. 519

    Holder Always Gives A Different Timeline On When He Knew About Fast and Furious

  6. 520

    Holder Claims Emails Have Nothing To Do With Fast & Furious Despite Emails Citing Fast & Furious

  7. 521

    Holder Has 140,000 Fast And Furious Docs, Only Handed Congressional Investigator 7,600

  8. 522

    Testy WH: There's Nothing Wrong With Profit

  9. 523

    Obama Economic Plan: Go Buy A Thingamajig

  10. 524

    Under Pressure: RNC Forces Jay Carney to Respond To His Blatant Use of False Talking Points

  11. 525

    White House: No Comment On Castro Daughter Getting Visa

  12. 526

    WH Tongue Tied Over Failed Obama Investment in Solyndra

  13. 527

    Obama: "The True Engine Of Economic Growth Will Always Be Companies Like Solyndra"

  14. 528

    Obama In Trouble In Miami

  15. 529

    WH: Obama Campaign Funded "Not From Huge Donors At All"

  16. 530

    Biden on the Auto Bailout: Obama Closed Factories and Laid Off Workers

  17. 531

    First Solar, Which Received DOE $ From Taxpayers, Creates More Jobs Overseas Than In America

  18. 532

    Why is Head Of First Solar selling his stock of the company while getting taxpayer-funded DOE loans?

  19. 533

    DOE Hearing: E-mails Show Direct White House Links To Influence Over Loan Program

  20. 534

    WH On Defense Over Private Equity Mixed Messages

  21. FLASHBACK: Obama Campaigning In '04: Deficit Is "An Enormous Problem"

  22. 536

    Obama: I'm President And People Are Frustrated And Don't Like What They See In Washington

  23. 537

    Obama: "Sometimes I Forget" About The Recession

  24. 538

    Biden On Iran: The United States Was The Problem

  25. 539

    White House Pressed on Human Rights Record

  26. 540

    Obama Attacks "Right to Work Laws" While Speaking to the AFL CIO Conference

  27. 541

    Glib Jay Carney Not Taking Obama's Misuse of Taxpayer $ Seriously

  28. 542

    Carney Pressed To Explain Official Events That Look Like Campaign Events

  29. 543

    WH Pressed To Explain Campaign Travel Masquerading As Official Travel

  30. 544

    Tapper: Where Does The Buck Stop In The White House?

  31. 545

    Obama WH: Bullying And Sexism "May Be The Case" At The NRC

  32. 546

    DOE Loan Guarantee program less willing to adopt GAO recommendations

  33. 547

    DOE Official: The States And Federal Govt. Not Fully prepared to address the stimulus

  34. 548

    DOE Official Would Not Comment on the Over 300 Active Investigations within the DOE

  35. 549

    The Budget Manager Of The DOE Doesn't Have A Clue How Many Vehicles The Department Owns

  36. 550

    DOE Official Estimates a "Paltry" $60 Million A Year Is Spent On Travel By DOE Employees

  37. 551

    White House Vs. DNC: We Won't Be Speech Police

  38. 552

    Mara Liasson: Any Concern Obama Looks Ineffective On Gas Prices

  39. 553

    CNN: If There's Illegal Activity, Why Hasn't Obama Task Force Acted

  40. 554

    WH Can't Cite Example Of Oil Market Manipulation

  41. 555

    WH Won't Speculate Whether Today's Announcement Will Impact Gas Prices

  42. 556

    GSA Officials Tout Website That Doesn't Exist

  43. 557

    GSA Officials "Entitled" To Bonus Despite Obama's "Pay Freeze"

  44. 558

    GSA Western Official Jeff Neely Pleads the Fifth Before Congress

  45. 559

    WH Claims Obama Never Argued Buffett Tax Would Solve Deficit & Debt

  46. 560

    FLASHBACK: In 2010, Obama Praises The Work Culture Of The GSA Administrator

  47. 561

    WH Pressed Again To Explain Obama's Factually Wrong Attack On SCOTUS

  48. 562

    WH Asked if the Mind Reader Paid for by the GSA Understood the President's Comments on SCOTUS

  49. 563

    Obama White House Caught Spinning, Can't Define What A Strong Majority Is

  50. 564

    Obama WH Has Another Bad Day Spinning SCOTUS History

  51. 565

    Asked Why Gas Prices Are Going Up, Biden Gives 11 Minute Answer On Iran, Bombing Oil Fields...

  52. 566

    Carney Dodges Obama 2005 Vote For Energy Tax Cuts

  53. 567

    MF Global Treasurer Edith O'Brien Pleads the Fifth When Questioned About Jon Corzine's Testimony

  54. 568

    Geithner: You're Right, Obama Was A Member Of The Congress I Said He Inherited Problems From

  55. 569

    FAQ @ Today's WH Briefing: Why Won't Obama Talk ObamaCare Today?

  56. 570

    Obama: "But Through The Recovery Act, This Company Received A Loan To Expand Its Operation."

  57. 571

    Obama Tries To Rewrite History On Solyndra

  58. 572

    WH Questioned About Debt Record After Passing New Milestone

  59. 573

    WH Press Corps Laughs At Biden "500 Year" Statement

  60. 574

    Energy Secretary Gives Himself An A Grade For Handling Higher Gas Prices

  61. 575

    WH Can't Say When Their Policies Would Have Impact On Gas Prices

  62. 576

    Obama on Defense - Travels the Country to Spin on Energy

  63. 577

    With Anniversary Approaching, WH Will Only Say That Obama Speaks About ObamaCare "On Occasion"

  64. 578

    Cee Lo Green Flips Off Crowd At Obama Fundraiser

  65. 579

    Vice President Joe Biden Gets Booed at St. Patrick's Day Parade in Pittsburgh

  66. 580

    WH NEC Director Gene Sperling Says People Are Still Hurting In The Obama Economy

  67. 581

    WH NEC Director Gene Sperling Jokes About WH Officials Making Unemployment Projections

  68. 582

    Energy Secretary Says Of Course No One Can Afford A $60 Light Bulb

  69. 583

    Chu Tries To Disavow 2008 Interview Advocating Higher Gas Prices

  70. 584

    Chu: Obama Bundler Not Involved In Solyndra Decision, Only Pressed To Finalize Loan

  71. 585

    DOE Loan Investigator Pressed On DOE Loan Failures

  72. 586

    Senator Barrasso (R-WY) Questions Bonuses Given At Taxpayer-Funded, Bankrupt Energy Companies

  73. 587

    Obama Pressed On Base Closure In Pennsylvania

  74. 588

    Administration admits ending subsidies has nothing to do with gas prices

  75. 589

    WH Questioned about Bill Maher Contribution To Obama Super Pac

  76. 590

    WH Pressed on OFA Involvement With Taxpayer-Funded Events

  77. 591

    WH Press Secretary: Obama Did Make Calls To Kill Keystone

  78. 592

    Holder Stumped By Harry Reid Recess Precedent

  79. 593

    Chu: IG Investigating Matter Of Solyndra Layoffs Being Politically Timed

  80. 594

    Obama: High Gas Prices Are Hurting Families

  81. 595

    Chu: Despite DOE Loan Failures, I Would Give Myself An A-Minus

  82. 596

    Chu Pressed To Answer For Obama's Lack Of Energy Policy

  83. 597

    Anybody who says Keystone will lower gas prices is "blowing a lot of smoke"

  84. 598

    ABC's Jake Tapper Asks About Another Company Receiving Dept. of Energy $ Laying Off Workers

  85. 599

    Carney Says WH Unaware Of Own Secretary Of Energy's Answer On Gas Prices

  86. 600

    Bernanke: "The Job Market Remains Far From Normal"

  87. 601

    Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) Sets Salazar Straight On Driling

  88. 602

    Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) Corrects Administration And Democrat Talking Points On Drilling Permits

  89. 603

    Holder Doesn't Understand Need For Provision Preventing "Fast & Furious" Type Operations

  90. 604

    Holder Refuses To Call "Fast & Furious" A Mistake

  91. 605

    WH Gets Asked About the Future of the Keystone Pipeline

  92. 606

    Tapper: Why Is Obama Acting "Indignant" About Higher Gas Prices When He Campaigned On It

  93. 607

    Obama In 2008 Promises Energy Solutions So We Aren't Talking Higher Prices In Future

  94. 608

    Obama In Front Of Gas Station In '08: I Will Solve This Energy Crisis Once And For All

  95. 609

    Obama: "Electricity Rates Would Necessarily Skyrocket"

  96. 610

    Energy Secretary: Don't Know If I Would Ask WH To Be Transparent About Solyndra

  97. 611

    Obama Budget Director Clueless About Obamacare Taxes

  98. 612

    White House Can't Answer Question, Accuses Reporter Of Editorializing

  99. 613

    White House Trips Over SuperPac Explanation

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