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Obama State of the Union 2014

A President Against Himself

Ladan Rafii | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics
Ladan Rafii

Yes, the latest polls may indicate that the President's popularity among Americans has increased by a few percentage points, but that won't make up for all the goodwill he's lost in the corridors of Capitol Hill.

Climate Policy: It's the Economy

David Monsma | Posted 07.16.2014 | Green
David Monsma

Regulating or taxing carbon emissions is no longer a partisan or ideological issue -- it's a matter of business and investment, and of vital importance.

The State of Our Union Is Not Strong

Kevin Richberg | Posted 04.06.2014 | Politics
Kevin Richberg

Over a week ago, the President had the opportunity to be painfully and blatantly honest with his fellow Americans about the actual current state of ou...

8,000 Sacrifices and Counting -- Forgetting So Soon?

Jane Horton | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics
Jane Horton

Why do we live in an America where we refuse to acknowledge the losses we have suffered, the men and women who have given their lives, and the blood and treasure that has been sacrificed to water the tree of liberty?

Where Are the Better Angels of Our Nature?

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 04.02.2014 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

Most Americans want civility in our politics. Most. But not all. U.S. Rep. Randy Weber was busy being uncivil before the speech even began. I wanted to respond to this as a minister and American -- and did so.

The Double-Edged Message of Cory Remsburg

Stanton Peele | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Stanton Peele

No one can fail to be awed by, and to appreciate, the sergeant's courage and sacrifice. But what was he sacrificing for?

State of the Union 2014: President Obama Puts Strengthening Women Front and Center

Maria Shriver | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Maria Shriver

For too many American women, the dream of "having it all" has morphed into "just hanging on." This is not about handouts. This is about smart economic policy. Working women are the core of our economy. Leave them out and you don't have a robust economy. Lead with them and you do.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Who Were Lawmakers Wearing At State Of The Union?

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

If Washington is the Hollywood for ugly people, then it follows that Hollywood is the Washington for stupid people. And that probably makes the presid...

Sabrina Siddiqui

House Democrats Renew Calls For Gun Control

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of Democratic lawmakers is seeking to revive stalled gun control efforts on Capitol Hill, after President Barack Obama pledged i...

Amanda Terkel

White House: Just Because Obama Didn't Mention ENDA In SOTU Doesn't Mean He Doesn't Care

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House insisted Wednesday that although President Barack Obama didn't mention the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in his Stat...

President Obama Wouldn't Want To Work With Don Draper Either

Posted 01.29.2014 | TV

Sterling Cooper Draper ... Obama? "Mad Men" will now go down in history as being mentioned in President Obama's 2014 State of the Union address. ...

Joshua Hersh

State Of The Union Omits Egypt, Country's Second Snub In A Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

BEIRUT -- For the second time within a week, a major policy speech by a top Obama administration figure passed without mention of what was once a lead...

The Union Needs Growth

Jerry Jasinowski | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business
Jerry Jasinowski

Congress should embrace the positive growth elements of the president's address because our nation needs more positive action, not more partisan bickering.

Michael McAuliff

State Of The Union Was 'Gigli' For GOP

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans may have been expecting a liberal horror flick when they showed up for the State of the Union address Tuesday night, but the...

I'm A Political Super Nerd (And Proud)

Kiley Roache | Posted 03.31.2014 | Teen
Kiley Roache

I will never judge another teen, or any other person for that matter, for not caring about what I find to be important. But I will still do my best to convince people to engage in political events because I really do believe they are extremely important.

Ariel Edwards-Levy

State Of The Union Poll Gives Obama Positive Marks

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- CNN's instant polling among Americans who watched Tuesday's State of the Union found an overwhelming majority reacting positively to Pre...

Jon Ward

Rand Paul Avoids Speechifying, Delivers Webinar On How To Improve Economy

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) delivered a concise, lawyerly response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night, choos...

Howard Fineman

Obama's Big-Time Small Ball

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 02.01.2014 | Politics

The polls say that President Barack Obama is at a low point, but you couldn’t tell it from the tour de force of his State of the Union speech. He was standing at the podium, but seemed to have a spring in his step. His smile was winning; his enthusiasm for America’s future infectious.

Fact Checking President Obama's State Of The Union

AP | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

BY CALVIN WOODWARD, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — It seems to be something of an occupational hazard for President Barack Obama: When he...

Here's Obama's State Of The Union Address In Two Minutes

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama delivered the 2014 State of the Union address on Tuesday. In his address before a joint session of Congress, Obama spoke on ...

GOP Rep. Gives Republican Response To State Of The Union Address

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) gave the GOP response to President Barack Obama's 2014 State of the Union address. McMorris Rodgers touched o...

See Video Of Obama's State Of The Union

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama delivered the 2014 State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 28. Obama's speech touched on income inequality, the minim...

Matt Sledge

Obama Says Exactly Zero Words About Pot, Drug Policy Or Criminal Justice Reform In SOTU

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama didn't mention criminal justice, drug policy or marijuana in his 2014 State of the Union address at all. Obama recently told...

Jon Ward

Republicans Respond To Obama With A Soft-Focus Human Interest Speech

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A top Republican lawmaker on Tuesday made a vague pledge that Congress will work toward immigration reform this year, in the party's of...

Amanda Terkel

Government Shutdown Barely Mentioned In Obama's SOTU Speech, In Contrast To Clinton In 1996

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In 1996, President Bill Clinton went before the nation and shamed congressional Republicans for shutting down the government. It was his...