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Sotu 2012

Sam Stein

Another Obama Flop Prosecuting Wall Street -- So Far

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Loren Berlin

Details Emerge of New Financial Fraud Unit

HuffingtonPost.com | Loren Berlin | Posted 03.27.2012 | Business

The new financial crimes unit announced by President Barack Obama during Tuesday's State of the Union address will have the power to investigate mortg...

Deja Vu-doo: The Fuse of Iran?

Kristen Breitweiser | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics
Kristen Breitweiser

Call me crazy. Call me dumb. But I get uncomfortable when I read articles talking about a president wanting to run on national security, particularly when there doesn't seem to be any credible, sustained national security risk on the horizon.

Obama's America: More Warren Buffett's Secretary Than Warren Buffett

Sandip Roy | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics
Sandip Roy

Whether Obama intended it or not, it is a shift in the United States' vision of itself, not so much the leader of the free world, rather its very efficient secretary. It is not James Bond. It is not M. America might be back but it wants to be Miss Moneypenny now.

Michael McAuliff

Rep Lawmaker Suggests Carving New State Out Of U.S. Ally Pakistan

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Loren Berlin

Creation Of Obama's New Financial Fraud Task Force Feels Like 'Groundhog's Day' To Some

HuffingtonPost.com | Loren Berlin | Posted 02.24.2012 | Business

The announcement that President Barack Obama would create a task force devoted to cracking down on financial fraud comes comes just three years after ...

Matt Sledge

Obama PledgesTo 'Clear Away The Red Tape' For Construction Projects

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Fairness and Equality Will Save Our Union

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics
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.

Joy Resmovits

State Of The Union Hints At New Education Proposals, Aims For Consensus

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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 ...

Obama Praises Bold Raid While Audience In The Dark

AP | By LOU KESTEN and KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- "Good job tonight," President Barack Obama told his Defense chief as he arrived for his annual State of the Union message. Unknown to a...

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.

WORD CLOUDS: How Did The State Of The Union Address Compare To Past Years?

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

Following President Barack Obama's 2012 State of the Union address, there's sure to be a lot of talk about the speech. But one thing is certainly inco...

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."

Obama: America Should Support The Next Steve Jobs

TechCrunch | Posted 03.26.2012 | Technology

In his compelling State of the Union address tonight, President Obama laid out a blueprint for economic recovery, with numerous references to the tech...

When Fact Checkers Go Bad... Very Bad

Jared Bernstein | Posted 03.26.2012 | Media
Jared Bernstein

Politifact -- the self-anointed fact checkers -- graded a statement from the president's speech as "half-true." But the statement is not half true or even two-thirds true. It is just true.

Giffords: 'Every Day I Am Working Hard'

AP | By KEVIN FREKING | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The chair between Reps. Jeff Flake and Raul Grijalva stood empty at last year's State of the Union address, reserved for their colleague...

Michael McAuliff

State Of The Union 2012: Reactions Weren't All Predictable

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Hunter Stuart

WATCH: The State Of The Union 2012 On Crack

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

GOP Candidates React To State Of The Union

Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

After President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night, it didn't take long for candida...

Bonnie Kavoussi

Labor Leaders And Economists Unimpressed With Jobs Proposals In Obama's State Of The Union

HuffingtonPost.com | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 01.25.2012 | Business

President Obama's emphasis on creating manufacturing jobs in his State of the Union address on Tuesday sounded just right to union leaders. But ev...

Politicians React To State Of The Union

Posted 01.24.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech on Tuesday night prompted an outpouring of reaction from both sides of the aisle in the political c...

Ryan Grim

Harry Reid Backs Obama's Call For Congressional Insider Trading Ban

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Tuesday night he would support legislation to end insider trading among members of Congr...