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January 27th, 2014
09:17 PM ET

Manchin: Hope Obama focuses on economy

Tomorrow night is President Obama's State of the Union address and Sen. Manchin (D-WV) hopes that the economy is Obama's main focus on his agenda. Sen. Hoeven debates with Newt Gingrich and Van Jones.

Newt on Hillary Clinton's 'I can't drive'
Newt Gingrich reacts to hearing Hillary Clinton say that she can't drive and questions her ability to lead the country.

Manchin: We need to be Americans & come together
Sens. Manchin and Hoeven answer Newt Gingrich and Van Jones final question on Crossfire.

Filed under: 2014 Elections • 2016 • Debates • economy • Joe Manchin • John Hoeven • Newt Gingrich • The Final Question • Unemployment • Van Jones
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  1. morrie

    Obama should talk about this do nothing republican economy. The economy is the way it is due to republican obstructionism.

    January 29, 2014 at 11:03 am | Reply
    • Smitty

      Dude, didn't he just state he has a pen and can do what he wants??? So why hasn't he done anything for the economy. Keep fooling yourself, Obammy is just inept. If you check the facts from last nights B.S. session you will conclude he is on his way to win BIGGEST LIAR OF THE YEAR again. He sounded a lot like W, that is scary !!!

      January 29, 2014 at 3:38 pm | Reply
  2. ProtectAmericanJobs

    The ONLY REAL FIX for Our Country is to Raise Revenue by Bringing Back Businesses and Jobs to Tax-Paying American Citizens.

    The Citizens of the United States of America need our elected leaders from both parties to start working together to actually start trying to fix the real problems in our country like "outsourcing", illegal immigration, the out of control costs of health care insurance and our reliance on foreign fuel.

    The American People would be better off if Our Elected Leaders just Started Working Together as AMERICANS for AMERICANS and AMERICA, instead of just bickering, stalling and posturing for the next election as democrats and republicans/tea-whatevers!

    Once they're elected, our leaders should be working together for the good of the our country and our citizens by using combinations of the best ideas from both sides, versus just trying to make the other side look bad so they'll lose the next election, regardless of the damage that it does to the real American economy and the American people.

    Fix them together as Americans! – Because united we'll stand, but divided we'll fall.

    January 28, 2014 at 2:36 pm | Reply
  3. Gunderson

    You kidding right Joe. The last think Obama is going to talk about is the Economy. Well he may mention a time or two that the Rich STILL ain't payin their fair share.

    January 28, 2014 at 11:21 am | Reply
  4. Kurt

    I didn't drive a car for two years at one stretch in my adult life. I rode public transportation, rode my bike, walked and occasionally took a taxi or got a ride from afriend. Any distance not covered by that was for air travel.

    Even now, with 30 minute commutes in a car I'd use public transportation where I could get work done or even relax and read a newspaper or a book on my way to work if it were available. And if I was wealthy enough for a driver... I'd take advantage of that as well so I could use that commute time for something useful.

    I know some people enjoy driving for fun. But most drive because that's the only economical way they can get from point to point. But if they could have someone else do the driving for them so they could actually be productive or relax... they would. She can do that. I don't begrudge her desire to use her time for something more productive then simply getting to the next meeting.

    January 28, 2014 at 9:45 am | Reply

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