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Obamas State of the Union 2013

Obama Wrapping Up Tour In Hometown

Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama was wrapping up his post-State of the Union tour by talking about...

Obama State of the Union: Rallying Cry Against Economic Disenfranchisement

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

While the president's speech was ambitious and not short on specifics, it was resoundingly consistent in this one theme alone, that of owning up to the working poor and indigent in America, and taking a seismic step in advancing towards economic justice.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Obama's State Of The Union Address Draws Some Republican Praise

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite Republican criticism of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, some GOP lawmakers offered rare praise for some asp...

Joy Resmovits

Can Obama Deliver On His Big Preschool Promise?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

Just one day after President Barack Obama unveiled hisbig promise to America's smallest children, both advocates and allies are raising major question...

John Celock

States Split On Key Obama Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

State lawmakers' reactions to President Barack Obama's announcement Tuesday night of a new bipartisan voting commission split along party lines. Th...

Rush Slams Obama's 'Bold-Faced Lies'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

Despite saying he "really liked" parts of President Barack Obama's 2013 State of the Union address, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh criticized w...

Best Lines From Obama's SOTU Speech

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union in front of a joint session of congress and honored guests as the world watched from home on T...

Eleazar David Melendez

Bankers Giddy After SOTU Speech

HuffingtonPost.com | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 02.13.2013 | Business

President Barack Obama’s failure to mention financial reform during Tuesday night’s State of the Union address is a disappointing setback that sho...

Paul Blumenthal

Obama Omits Big Issue From SOTU For First Time

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Campaign finance reformers and government watchdogs were disappointed Tuesday night when President Barack Obama failed to include any me...

Janell Ross

New York Immigrants Watch State Of The Union, Hope Congress Really Heard Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 02.13.2013 | Latino Voices

NEW YORK -- On Tuesdays inside the Make the Road office in Jackson Heights in the New York City borough of Queens, Lorenzo Montenegro usually needs hi...

PHOTO: McCain, Schumer, Graham's State Of The Union Moment

Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

State of the Union addresses sometimes -- sometimes! -- bring out those rare bipartisan moments in Washington. A photo captured at Tuesday appears to ...

Rubio: 'I Don't Think A Minimum Wage Law Works'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who gave the Republican response to the State of The Union Tuesday, came out in opposition to minimum wage laws Wednesday, ...

WATCH: Obama State Of The Union 2013 Video

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address on Tuesday. The speech was given in front of a joint session of Congress, with many wa...

WATCH: Obama Gives State Of The Union Address

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama gave his annual State of the Union address Tuesday night in front of a joint session of Congress. Obama touched on issues li...

Watch State Of The Union 2013

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama gave his annual State of the Union address Tuesday night. Obama touched on issues like immigration and the economy in the ad...

WATCH: Obama Gives 2013 State Of The Union

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama gave his 2013 State of the Union address on Tuesday. Obama spoke in front of a joint session of Congress, with many watching...

WATCH: Obama, Kirk Exchange Exploding Fist Bump

Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

Moments before taking the podium and giving his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, President Barack Obama did something that sparked an Inte...

Obama Calls For Raising Minimum Wage

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama wants an increase in the minimum hourly wage from the current $7.25 to $9 by the end of 2015. Obama also proposes...

Amanda Terkel

Minimum Wage Increase Central To Obama's Plan For 'Thriving Middle Class'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Tuesday night laid out a vision for a society in which everyone has a fair shot at a decent education, adequat...

State Of The Union Emotion Of The Night

Howard Fineman | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics
Howard Fineman

President Barack Obama laid out a detailed progressive agenda, a recitation that some pundits panned, but that early polls showed the public liked.

Paul Echoes Infamous Romney Line In Tea Party Response

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) gave the Tea Party rebuttal to President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday evening, warning against the dangers of ...

Ryan Grim

Obama Pledges Unilateral Action On Climate Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama Tuesday night pledged that if Congress refuses to take action to stem climate change, his administration would ac...

Jon Ward

Marco Rubio Response To Obama's State Of The Union Is First Big Test On Long Road To 2016

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Marco Rubio's speech Tuesday night elevated him to the national stage, but also presented him with his first real test on the long and...

FACT CHECK: Obama's SOTU Claims Scrutnized

AP | CALVIN WOODWARD | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama did some cherry-picking Tuesday night in defense of his record on jobs and laid out a conditional path to ci...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Poll: Instant Reaction To State Of The Union Largely Positive

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Reaction to President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday was largely positive among those who watched the speech, according to i...