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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. 584

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

  2. 585

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

  3. 586

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

  4. 587

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

  5. 588

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

  6. 589

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

  7. 590

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

  8. 591

    Testy WH: There's Nothing Wrong With Profit

  9. 592

    Obama Economic Plan: Go Buy A Thingamajig

  10. 593

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

  11. 594

    White House: No Comment On Castro Daughter Getting Visa

  12. 595

    WH Tongue Tied Over Failed Obama Investment in Solyndra

  13. 596

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

  14. 597

    Obama In Trouble In Miami

  15. 598

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

  16. 599

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

  17. 600

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

  18. 601

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

  19. 602

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

  20. 603

    WH On Defense Over Private Equity Mixed Messages

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

  22. 605

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

  23. 606

    Obama: "Sometimes I Forget" About The Recession

  24. 607

    Biden On Iran: The United States Was The Problem

  25. 608

    White House Pressed on Human Rights Record

  26. 609

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

  27. 610

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

  28. 611

    Carney Pressed To Explain Official Events That Look Like Campaign Events

  29. 612

    WH Pressed To Explain Campaign Travel Masquerading As Official Travel

  30. 613

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

  31. 614

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

  32. 615

    DOE Loan Guarantee program less willing to adopt GAO recommendations

  33. 616

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

  34. 617

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

  35. 618

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

  36. 619

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

  37. 620

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

  38. 621

    Mara Liasson: Any Concern Obama Looks Ineffective On Gas Prices

  39. 622

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

  40. 623

    WH Can't Cite Example Of Oil Market Manipulation

  41. 624

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

  42. 625

    GSA Officials Tout Website That Doesn't Exist

  43. 626

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

  44. 627

    GSA Western Official Jeff Neely Pleads the Fifth Before Congress

  45. 628

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

  46. 629

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

  47. 630

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

  48. 631

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

  49. 632

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

  50. 633

    Obama WH Has Another Bad Day Spinning SCOTUS History

  51. 634

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

  52. 635

    Carney Dodges Obama 2005 Vote For Energy Tax Cuts

  53. 636

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

  54. 637

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

  55. 638

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

  56. 639

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

  57. 640

    Obama Tries To Rewrite History On Solyndra

  58. 641

    WH Questioned About Debt Record After Passing New Milestone

  59. 642

    WH Press Corps Laughs At Biden "500 Year" Statement

  60. 643

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

  61. 644

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

  62. 645

    Obama on Defense - Travels the Country to Spin on Energy

  63. 646

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

  64. 647

    Cee Lo Green Flips Off Crowd At Obama Fundraiser

  65. 648

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

  66. 649

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

  67. 650

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

  68. 651

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

  69. 652

    Chu Tries To Disavow 2008 Interview Advocating Higher Gas Prices

  70. 653

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

  71. 654

    DOE Loan Investigator Pressed On DOE Loan Failures

  72. 655

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

  73. 656

    Obama Pressed On Base Closure In Pennsylvania

  74. 657

    Administration admits ending subsidies has nothing to do with gas prices

  75. 658

    WH Questioned about Bill Maher Contribution To Obama Super Pac

  76. 659

    WH Pressed on OFA Involvement With Taxpayer-Funded Events

  77. 660

    WH Press Secretary: Obama Did Make Calls To Kill Keystone

  78. 661

    Holder Stumped By Harry Reid Recess Precedent

  79. 662

    Chu: IG Investigating Matter Of Solyndra Layoffs Being Politically Timed

  80. 663

    Obama: High Gas Prices Are Hurting Families

  81. 664

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

  82. 665

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

  83. 666

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

  84. 667

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

  85. 668

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

  86. 669

    Bernanke: "The Job Market Remains Far From Normal"

  87. 670

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

  88. 671

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

  89. 672

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

  90. 673

    Holder Refuses To Call "Fast & Furious" A Mistake

  91. 674

    WH Gets Asked About the Future of the Keystone Pipeline

  92. 675

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

  93. 676

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

  94. 677

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

  95. 678

    Obama: "Electricity Rates Would Necessarily Skyrocket"

  96. 679

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

  97. 680

    Obama Budget Director Clueless About Obamacare Taxes

  98. 681

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

  99. 682

    White House Trips Over SuperPac Explanation

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