August 28th, 2010
12:51 PM ET

GOP response: Extend tax cuts, end stimulus, repeal health care act

Marco Rubio, the Republican candidate for Senate in Florida, said in this week's Republican address that his party's alternative to President Obama's economic policies "really isn't all that complicated."

The address features a somber Rubio discussing the issue most on the minds of voters – the economy.

Rubio outlined the three pillars of the GOP's economic plan: Extend the tax cuts that have been in place since 2001 and 2003, shut down the stimulus program and use the remaining funds to reduce the federal debt and repeal the health care bill passed by congressional Democrats and signed by President Obama in March. FULL POST

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August 28th, 2010
12:43 PM ET

Obama talks about Iraq in weekly address

Ahead of an Oval Office address Tuesday on the Iraq war and a major milestone in the seven-year conflict, President Obama used his weekly address to tout the fulfillment of a campaign promise and to make a promise to America's newest veterans.

"As a candidate for this office, I pledged I would end this war. As president, that is what I am doing," Obama said.

The United States' official combat mission in Iraq will end on Tuesday. About 50,000 troops will remain in the country until the end of 2011. FULL POST

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