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Obama Sotu 2012

Friday Talking Points -- SOTU Review

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.28.2012 | Home
Chris Weigant

What is possibly the most striking thing about Obama's message is that he's going to run as a strong foreign policy president -- something that I can't for the life of me remember happening in the past 30 or 40 years.

Class Illusions Revisited

Paul Stoller | Posted 03.27.2012 | Home
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.

Mitch Daniels' SOTU Response Is Wrong on Social Security

Daniel Marans | Posted 03.27.2012 | Home
Daniel Marans

Means testing has such common-sense appeal that it has even gained traction among some Democrats. That is why it is especially important that we elaborate on why it would cost more than it saves.

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

Dave Johnson | Posted 03.26.2012 | Home
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.

Fairness and Equality Will Save Our Union

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 03.26.2012 | Home
Rev. Al Sharpton

Last night during Obama's address, we were reminded of just how much we can achieve with a unified government and with leaders who put the nation's best interest before their own political agendas.

Boehner Doles Out Fashion Advice

The Huffington Post | Anna Staver | Posted 01.24.2012 | Home

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) spent about three minutes reminding House members of the "appropriate" dress code ahead Tuesday's State of the Uni...

GOP Prepares Response To Obama's State Of The Union

Posted 01.24.2012 | Home

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) has been tapped to deliver the GOP's response to Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night. Daniels, a second te...

GOP Congressman Plans Boycott Of State Of The Union Address

Posted 01.23.2012 | Home

Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) announced plans Monday to boycott President Obama's State of the Union address. In a statement, Lamborn said he won't b...

Amanda Terkel

President Obama Tries Out State Of The Union Jobs Theme With Local Leaders | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.21.2012 | Home

WASHINGTON -- President Obama and two top White House advisers held a conference call with state and local officials Friday evening, previewing the th...