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A New War On Inequality

Carla Thompson | Posted 04.01.2014 | Education
Carla Thompson

For far too long, some political leaders have looked at education and economic inequality as two disconnected factors that keep children and families from achieving the elusive American dream.

Ladders and Tumbrils

Jerry and Joe Long | Posted 03.31.2014 | Comedy
Jerry and Joe Long

In an ideal State Of The Union speech Obama would have appeared with his face covered in camo paint like Marlon Brando in Apocalypse Now glowering silently at the gaggle of impaired miscreants otherwise known as Republicans.

Poof! It's Over

Greta Van Susteren | Posted 03.31.2014 | Media
Greta Van Susteren

I have watched and covered many SOTU addresses. The night is always exciting (yes, I love it) but it really is merely political theater providing the...

Steve King Blasts Obama's Minimum Wage Plan: 'A Constitutional Violation'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

Hours after word broke that President Barack Obama plans to raise the minimum wage for federal contract workers, Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) blasted the ...

Jennifer Bendery

Jason Collins, Boston Marathon Bombing Survivors Among State Of The Union Guests | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An openly gay professional basketball player and two survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing will be among those sitting with the first...

What Obama Probably Won't Mention In The State Of The Union

Reuters | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics

* President wrestling with complex political calculus * Petroleum group expects State Department report within days * F...

Jennifer Bendery

Sean Hannity To Attend State Of The Union With Louie Gohmert | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Conservative radio show host Sean Hannity will be at the State of the Union next week, thanks to Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas). Gohmer...

WATCH: James Lipton On Marco Rubio's Performance In SOTU Response

Posted 02.23.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

James Lipton, actor, writer, and host of "Inside The Actor's Studio," believes Marco Rubio "failed" at his first major public appearance saying the Fl...

WATCH: Congressman Who Organized SOTU Gun Victims Was Victim Himself

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 02.15.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Congressman Jim Langevin, Democrat from Rhode Island, is the first and only quadriplegic ever to serve in Congress. Himself a victim of gun violence, ...

Call and Response: What the President Did This Week

Jim Wallis | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics
Jim Wallis

There is a tradition in the black church named "call and response." It's simply the experience of the preacher "calling" and the congregation "responding." Obama is ready to issue "calls" to the American people, over the heads of the Washington politicians and pundits. It's time for our response.

The State of the Progressive Union 2013

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Activism works. To the extent that the president's words and deeds have become more progressive, it's because people took to the streets and spoke to our leaders with votes, emails, and phone calls. But there's more to be done. Much more.

Chris Kirkham

Why Obama's Promise Won't Deliver | Chris Kirkham | Posted 02.14.2013 | Business

In terms of rhetoric, President Obama's latest State of the Union address offered an ambitious call to action, aiming for no less than the restoration...

Obama To Make Big Announcement On Afghanistan

AP | ROBERT BURNS and JULIE PACE | Posted 04.14.2013 | World

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Tuesday he will bring home within a year about half of the 66,000 U.S. troops now in Afghanistan, shrin...

Will Wrigley

Hurricane Sandy Survivors Demand Climate Change Action | Will Wrigley | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hurricane Sandy survivors and environmental advocates met in front of the White House on Monday to demand action from President Barack O...

Team Obama To Launch Campaigns Tied To Big Speech

Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics

BY JULIE PACE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The White House and outside supporters of President Barack Obama are launching simultaneous soci...

Obama To Tout SOTU Proposals On The Road

Reuters | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Feb 10 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will travel to three states over three days after giving his State of the Union address o...

Former GOP Senator: Stop Clapping During State Of The Union!

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics

Kay Bailey Hutchison is no longer in the Senate, and she's now sounding off on what annoyed her during her time in Congress. During a discussion o...

What To Look For In Obama's State Of The Union Speech

Reuters | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

By Mark Felsenthal WASHINGTON, Feb 10 (Reuters) - After staking out an unapologetically progressive vision in his inaugural address l...

Obama To Reveal Key Plan During State Of The Union

Reuters | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

* Addressing "kitchen-table worries" of Americans * New spending could face stiff Republican opposition By Jeff Mason an...

Obama To Give State Of The Union Address Feb. 12

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur) has invited President Barack Obama to deliver the State of the Union speech on Feb. 12. In a...

No Sign Of Activity On Major Obama Promise

New York Daily News | MIKE GECAN AND ARNIE GRAF | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics

Three months ago, in his State of the Union speech, President Obama announced a new task force to investigate mortgage fraud and bring some measure of...

Lucia Graves

Federal Fracking Regulations In Draft Report Would Require Disclosure Of Chemical Fluids | Lucia Graves | Posted 02.07.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Natural gas drillers would be required to disclose the chemicals they use in hydraulic fracturing or "fracking" on public lands, accordi...

Class Illusions Revisited

Paul Stoller | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics
Paul Stoller

We like the myth of a classless society because it corresponds nicely to the stories we like to tell ourselves about the United States and the American Dream. For these reasons, the GOP spin on social divisiveness gets some traction in the public.

President Puts American Manufacturing Front and Center in State of the Union

Dave Johnson | Posted 03.26.2012 | Business
Dave Johnson

We have to move to a "we are in this together" understanding of ourselves and our country if we want to bring back the shared prosperity we used to have.

When Fact Checkers Go Bad... Very Bad

Jared Bernstein | Posted 03.26.2012 | Media
Jared Bernstein

Politifact -- the self-anointed fact checkers -- graded a statement from the president's speech as "half-true." But the statement is not half true or even two-thirds true. It is just true.