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Obama Speech Tonight

Jason Linkins

SOTU: The Media's Malformed Narratives

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

So, how is our mainstream media doing at entrenching its narratives ahead of tonight's State Of The Union address? Comically well, it seems! Let's ta...

Jason Linkins

GOP Rebuttal: McDonnell Changes Optics, Plays It Safe

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The last time a Virginia governor was tasked with the rebuttal it was Tim Kaine, and the big takeaway was that the DNC was going to have to add a line item for eyebrow wrangling into their operational budget.

Obama Afghanistan Speech TEXT, VIDEO: Watch West Point Address

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Tuesday, President Obama laid out his Afghanistan war strategy in an address at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The president talked about...

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...

"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 Response Panned By Pundits, Republicans And Democrats Alike

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Gov. Bobby Jindal's task tonight, to rebut President Obama's first address to a joint session of Congress, was a thankless one. But it still constitut...

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...

Five Reasons Why the Obama Infomercial was Worth the Cost

Leah McElrath | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leah McElrath

The Obama infomercial was a risk -- but the piece will likely go down in history as yet another way the Obama campaign has forever changed the face of political campaigning through its creative use of media.

Packaged Goods

Daniel Menaker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Menaker

Barack Obama's infomercial -- fairly long on the mercial and comparatively short on the info, or at least on new info -- was moving and effective. It was also slick and sleek, like its protagonist.

Obama Infomercial (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama's half-hour commercial/mini-documentary aired on Wednesday evening. Watch the full video below. Following the produced segment, viewer...