Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) gave this week’s Republican address today. Here’s a key excerpt:
So in this new year we can be filled with new hope and optimism that our greatest challenges will be met, that better days are ahead … and that in these difficult times, we will persevere as we always have — not just for our own individual good, but for the good of all our countrymen, because we believe that for those to whom much is given, much is expected.
Some look at Washington and wonder how lawmakers who always seem to disagree can ever solve any of our problems. And while it’s true that many of us approach the issues differently, at the beginning of a new year, it’s important to remember that we’re all united by our love of country, and by a common faith that no challenge is too great for the American people to overcome.
On balance, President Obama used his weekly address to discuss “the recent attempted act of terrorism on the Christmas day flight to Detroit, and his broader strategy to fight Al Qaeda,” according to the White House blog.
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