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Obama Address to Congress

Ron Wyden: Health Reform's Missing Ingredient Is Choice

New York Times | Ron Wyden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"MY guiding principle is, and always has been, that consumers do better when there is choice and competition," President Obama said last week in an ad...

Hopeville in Autumn

James Campion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Campion

It is a speech Obama should have given three months ago. It was nothing more than a pep talk, a call to arms. What was needed was a final summation.

Obama's Health Care Speech: HuffPost Bloggers React

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

See a roundup of what HuffPost bloggers are saying about President Obama's health care speech to a joint session of Congress.

Don't Foreclose On Our Future: Invest In Public Higher Education

Shirley Strum Kenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shirley Strum Kenny

Higher education is itself jeopardized by the recession, and its ability even to cope with the next few years is threatened.

Ty'Sheoma Bethea: Obama Inspired By Letter, Invites Young Student To Speech

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the guests at President Obama's address to Congress Tuesday night was Ty'sheoma Bethea, an eighth grader from a small town in South Carolina. B...

Sam Stein

Obama's Speech Leaves Hill Dems Happy But Wanting Details

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama's speech before a joint session of Congress Tuesday night earned plaudits from pundits and politicians alike. Described as a coherent tak...

Introduction Inflation Grips Congress

Craig Crawford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Crawford

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"Nobody Messes With Joe": Obama Speech Tonight (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"I know there are some in this chamber and watching at home who are skeptical of whether this plan will work," Obama said. The camera quickly flashed ...

Katie Couric On Biden: "There's The White Guy" (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In the CBS introductory coverage of President Obama's first address to Congress, Katie Couric poked fun at Vice President and white male Joe Biden. "N...

Sam Stein

Bobby Jindal Speech Text: Criticizes Obama, Both Parties

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Hours before President Obama is set to deliver a speech before a joint session of Congress, the Republican tasked with responding has already released...

Assurance to the Nation: Obama Delivers First Address to Congress

William Galston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Galston

No one can accuse the president of inconsistency. To a remarkable degree, he turned the rhetoric of campaigning into the template for governing.

Pelosi Cuts Off Obama After He Forgets Introduction At Speech Tonight (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama's first address to Congress started with a funny and slightly awkward moment, as the president began speaking without being introduced. S...

What I Would Have Tweeted Tonight

Christina Bellantoni | Posted 01.24.2012 | Media
Christina Bellantoni

I was in the House gallery above President Obama during his address to Congress. There are strict rules for the gallery, most importantly no cell phones or electronic devices.

Sam Stein

Obama Speech: The Applause Lines, The Laughs, The Cool Reactions

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's address before Congress on Tuesday night was heavy on optimism, short on numbers, filled with lofty rhetoric and lined with emotion....

Harry Lee: Bobby Jindal Quoted Race-Profiling Lawman

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In his response to Barack Obama tonight, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal spoke glowingly of the late Jefferson Parish Sheriff Harry Lee. It was a curious...

Obama Kisses Clinton At State Of The Union (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On his way into the House chamber to deliver his first address to Congress, President Obama shook hands with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton -- the...