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2014 State of the Union

State of the Disunion

Allen Schmertzler | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics
Allen Schmertzler

Obama took multiple opportunities to invite Republicans to clock in and earn their pay by working with him on an ambitious legislative agenda way over due.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week we were told that the State of our Union is, as per usual, strong. President Obama, also as per usual, gave a solid speech. But it was hard to take it as much more than political theater (albeit theater with a wildly skewed entertainment-to-applause ratio). Given what we know about D.C. dysfunction, boilerplate bits like "let's work together" and "let's all come together" played like laugh lines. And despite the presidential exhortation, "let's make this a year of action," progress in Congress will more likely look like traffic in Atlanta in the wake of Tuesday's snowstorm. For some actual action, we'll have to tune into the Super Bowl, where even if the game is a dud, the commercials usually rock. Maybe next year's SOTU should include breaks featuring Scarlett Johansson or puppies and Clydesdales.

Eugene Mulero

Lindsey Graham: The 'World Is Literally About To Blow Up' | Eugene Mulero | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

Shortly after President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told reporters point-blank: "The world is lite...

WOW: GOP Pundit Actually Said This About Obama

Posted 01.29.2014 | Media

Uh...OK then! Thanks for this super-weird comment, Alex Castellanos! Castellanos on CNN: "A speech by Barack Obama is a lot like sex. The worst the...

State of Our Fractured Union: 5 Things We'd Like to Hear From President Obama

Mark Ruffalo | Posted 03.29.2014 | Green
Mark Ruffalo

In previous years, President Obama has used his platform to promote his "all of the above" energy plan, which includes significantly expanding domestic oil and gas production -- i.e. fracking -- thus betraying the promises he articulated in his nomination speech at the 2008 DNC.