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Obama State of the Union 2012

Sam Stein

Another Obama Flop Prosecuting Wall Street -- So Far | Sam Stein | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hours before last year's State of the Union address, the Obama administration offered The Huffington Post an exclusive. During his speec...

Obama's Call to Action: Political Theatrics or Authentic School Reform?

Laura McNeal | Posted 04.07.2012 | Education
Laura McNeal

Obama's proposal sends an important message to youths and their families: "You are no longer invisible. We see you, we invest in you and we expect you to contribute in a positive way to yourself and to your future."

Securing Equal Pay? There (Should Be) an App for That!

Valerie Jarrett | Posted 04.07.2012 | Politics
Valerie Jarrett

Right now, if you're a woman in the workforce, it can be surprisingly difficult to answer basic questions about equal pay: what's the typical salary for someone in your position? Should you be asking for more at the negotiating table? What are your fundamental legal rights?

The Peril of Idolizing Our Military

William Astore | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics
William Astore

As a retired veteran, such pro-military rhetoric in the president's state of the union address resonates with me, but as a student of history it makes me more than uncomfortable.

Pennsylvania Teacher Working For Free Gets Surprise On Ellen Degeneres Show

Posted 04.03.2012 | Education

Teachers from the troubled Chester Upland School District in Pennsylvania made the news when they opted to continue teaching for free, after the distr...

A Missed Opportunity

Ken Blackwell | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

The official Republican response to the president's State of the Union Address was fine -- as far as it went. But Gov. Mitch Daniels missed a golden o...

It's the Economy, Stupid

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

If the president would protect steel, motor vehicles, computers and machine tools like President Reagan did, it would create millions of jobs. President Obama refuses to enforce our trade laws.

A Step Further in Support of Immigration Reform

Sayu Bhojwani | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics
Sayu Bhojwani

Millions of young people and their families are buoyed by President Obama's rhetoric, but a slightly reworded message year after year is beginning to ring hollow. Time for more action than words on immigration reform, Mr. President.

Strengthening the State of our Union

Rep. David Cicilline | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics
Rep. David Cicilline

We need to build ladders of opportunity and tear down barriers for Americans who are willing to work hard, be responsible, and play by the rules so everyone can achieve success and fulfill the American dream.

Eco Etiquette: Is 'Made In America' Better For The Environment?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 03.26.2012 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Does buying American-made also help the environment, as your friend suggests? As a general rule, I believe it does.

Michael McAuliff

Rep Lawmaker Suggests Carving New State Out Of U.S. Ally Pakistan | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama is losing the war in Afghanistan to the Taliban, argued Rep. Louie Gohmert after listening to Tuesday's State of the Uni...

Jason Linkins

Politifact Backtracks After State Of The Union Fact Check Wreck | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics

In the continuing annals of Politifact oddness, it seems that during the initial truth-squadding of last night's State Of The Union address, the fact-...

Matt Sledge

Obama PledgesTo 'Clear Away The Red Tape' For Construction Projects | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.26.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama promised in his 2012 State of the Union address on Tuesday night to "sign an executive order clearing away the red tape that sl...

State Of The Union-Announced Unit Faces Uphill Battle

Firedoglake | David Dayen | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

I'll pepper in my thoughts on the State of the Union Address throughout the day, but I would be remiss if I didn't start with the announcement of a Un...

Cultural Populism vs. Economic Populism

Matthew Dowd | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics
Matthew Dowd

We have a president who has chosen to run as an economic populist against economic elites, and the rising candidacy of Gingrich, running as a cultural populist against cultural elites. Both are attempting to appeal to frustrated and disillusioned blue-collar and middle-class voters.

Joy Resmovits

State Of The Union Hints At New Education Proposals, Aims For Consensus | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.09.2012 | Education

Though education played a sizable role in President Barack Obama's third State of the Union address Tuesday evening -- even proving to be the speech's...

The State of the Union Address: Can't Republicans Even Pretend to Care About the Little Guy?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

If anyone still has a doubt as to the true intentions of Republicans in the House and Senate, all they needed to do was watch President Obama's State of the Union Address.

State of the Union? Yawn. State of Humanity. Yes, Please.

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 03.26.2012 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

Bill Gates' annual public letter highlights some of greatest challenges we face as human beings.

Obama Issues Populist Challenge

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Declaring the American dream under siege, President Barack Obama delivered a populist challenge Tuesday night to shrink the gap between ...

State of the Union: Small Missing Pieces in the Messy Housing Puzzle

Jed Kolko | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics
Jed Kolko

You might have missed it among the long, long to-do list Obama gave last night, but the president announced two new housing proposals: more refinancing, and more investigations of banks. Neither is a breakthrough.

Let's Stay Together - an Outlook From the State of the Union

Ilene Angel | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics
Ilene Angel

I admit it. I was hoping the president would open by serenading us with a reprise of "Let's Stay Together" at the State of the Union last night, but alas, it felt more like "You and Me Against the World."

Michael McAuliff

State Of The Union 2012: Reactions Weren't All Predictable | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Not everyone played to form after Tuesday's State of the Union address by President Obama. Republicans as different as Rep. James Lan...

I Represented All Teachers

Sara Ferguson | Posted 08.09.2012 | Education
Sara Ferguson

As I attended President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night, I was not alone. This invitation was an honor, but my dedication to education is not exceptional or unique. Because, for all teachers, it is our students that keep us going.

Hunter Stuart

WATCH: The State Of The Union 2012 On Crack | Hunter Stuart | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

Did you miss President Obama's State Of The Union speech on Tuesday night? Were you watching repeat episodes of "The Real Housewives Of Atlanta" on Br...

Michael McAuliff

Hug Was Nice, But Lawmakers Note Giffords' Absence In Obama Speech | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For Democrats, there wasn't much missing from President Obama's State of the Union speech -- except some thought there could have been a...