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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. 565

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

  2. 566

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

  3. 567

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

  4. 568

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

  5. 569

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

  6. 570

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

  7. 571

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

  8. 572

    Testy WH: There's Nothing Wrong With Profit

  9. 573

    Obama Economic Plan: Go Buy A Thingamajig

  10. 574

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

  11. 575

    White House: No Comment On Castro Daughter Getting Visa

  12. 576

    WH Tongue Tied Over Failed Obama Investment in Solyndra

  13. 577

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

  14. 578

    Obama In Trouble In Miami

  15. 579

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

  16. 580

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

  17. 581

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

  18. 582

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

  19. 583

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

  20. 584

    WH On Defense Over Private Equity Mixed Messages

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

  22. 586

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

  23. 587

    Obama: "Sometimes I Forget" About The Recession

  24. 588

    Biden On Iran: The United States Was The Problem

  25. 589

    White House Pressed on Human Rights Record

  26. 590

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

  27. 591

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

  28. 592

    Carney Pressed To Explain Official Events That Look Like Campaign Events

  29. 593

    WH Pressed To Explain Campaign Travel Masquerading As Official Travel

  30. 594

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

  31. 595

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

  32. 596

    DOE Loan Guarantee program less willing to adopt GAO recommendations

  33. 597

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

  34. 598

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

  35. 599

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

  36. 600

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

  37. 601

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

  38. 602

    Mara Liasson: Any Concern Obama Looks Ineffective On Gas Prices

  39. 603

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

  40. 604

    WH Can't Cite Example Of Oil Market Manipulation

  41. 605

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

  42. 606

    GSA Officials Tout Website That Doesn't Exist

  43. 607

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

  44. 608

    GSA Western Official Jeff Neely Pleads the Fifth Before Congress

  45. 609

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

  46. 610

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

  47. 611

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

  48. 612

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

  49. 613

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

  50. 614

    Obama WH Has Another Bad Day Spinning SCOTUS History

  51. 615

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

  52. 616

    Carney Dodges Obama 2005 Vote For Energy Tax Cuts

  53. 617

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

  54. 618

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

  55. 619

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

  56. 620

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

  57. 621

    Obama Tries To Rewrite History On Solyndra

  58. 622

    WH Questioned About Debt Record After Passing New Milestone

  59. 623

    WH Press Corps Laughs At Biden "500 Year" Statement

  60. 624

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

  61. 625

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

  62. 626

    Obama on Defense - Travels the Country to Spin on Energy

  63. 627

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

  64. 628

    Cee Lo Green Flips Off Crowd At Obama Fundraiser

  65. 629

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

  66. 630

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

  67. 631

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

  68. 632

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

  69. 633

    Chu Tries To Disavow 2008 Interview Advocating Higher Gas Prices

  70. 634

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

  71. 635

    DOE Loan Investigator Pressed On DOE Loan Failures

  72. 636

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

  73. 637

    Obama Pressed On Base Closure In Pennsylvania

  74. 638

    Administration admits ending subsidies has nothing to do with gas prices

  75. 639

    WH Questioned about Bill Maher Contribution To Obama Super Pac

  76. 640

    WH Pressed on OFA Involvement With Taxpayer-Funded Events

  77. 641

    WH Press Secretary: Obama Did Make Calls To Kill Keystone

  78. 642

    Holder Stumped By Harry Reid Recess Precedent

  79. 643

    Chu: IG Investigating Matter Of Solyndra Layoffs Being Politically Timed

  80. 644

    Obama: High Gas Prices Are Hurting Families

  81. 645

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

  82. 646

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

  83. 647

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

  84. 648

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

  85. 649

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

  86. 650

    Bernanke: "The Job Market Remains Far From Normal"

  87. 651

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

  88. 652

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

  89. 653

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

  90. 654

    Holder Refuses To Call "Fast & Furious" A Mistake

  91. 655

    WH Gets Asked About the Future of the Keystone Pipeline

  92. 656

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

  93. 657

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

  94. 658

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

  95. 659

    Obama: "Electricity Rates Would Necessarily Skyrocket"

  96. 660

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

  97. 661

    Obama Budget Director Clueless About Obamacare Taxes

  98. 662

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

  99. 663

    White House Trips Over SuperPac Explanation

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