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Sotu 2012

WATCH: State Of The Union Video

Posted 01.24.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama gave this year's State of the Union speech on Tuesday night. HuffPost's Jen Bendery reports on the president's address: ...

SOTU 2012: An Analysis of President Obama's Speech

William Galston | Posted 03.25.2012 | Politics
William Galston

Throughout his speech, Obama invoked the principles of fairness, collective action, and common purpose. Conspicuously absent was the theme on which the Republican Party rests its case -- namely, individual liberty -- a contrast that prefigures the 2012 general election campaign.

Mr. President: A Bit More Bold Please!

Bob Edgar | Posted 03.25.2012 | Politics
Bob Edgar

Watching Obama's address, I was struck by his failure to strike at the heart of what's wrong -- the enormous sums of money that special interests, particularly big corporations, have invested to buy our elections and the power that goes with them.

Elise Foley

Obama's State Of The Union Speech On Immigration: Control-C, Control-V

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When President Obama's immigration policy staffers gathered to help pen the State of the Union Address passage dedicated to their issue...

Amanda Terkel

WATCH: Obama Makes Terrible Joke During State Of The Union

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.24.2012 | Politics

Few would say that President Obama's State of the Union address was funny. But he did, at one point, try to make a joke: We've already announced o...

Dave Jamieson

Obama Calls For Job Training, Unemployment Insurance Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a State of the Union speech focused tightly on jobs and the economy, President Barack Obama outlined his ideas for getting long-term ...

Amanda Terkel

Obama Hugs Gabby Giffords At State Of The Union

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

As President Barack Obama made his way through the crowd of lawmakers in the House gallery for the State of the Union address Tuesday, he stopped and ...

Twitter Reacts To Obama's State Of The Union

Posted 01.24.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech had Twitter abuzz on Tuesday night. HuffPost's Jen Bendery reports: Obama used Tuesday's Stat...

State Of The Union Speech Text

Posted 01.24.2012 | Politics

On Tuesday night, President Barack Obama is delivering this year's State of the Union address to a joint-session of Congress. Indiana Gov. Mitch Da...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama's State of the Union Address: Everybody Must Play By The Same Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama used Tuesday's State of the Union address to lay out a vision of America in which everybody gets a fair shot at e...

Lucia Graves

Speaker John Boehner's State Of The Union Guests Include Oil Bigs 'Hurt' By Pipeline Rejection

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced ahead of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address that he will host oil executives and local ...

Occupy Movement Responds To Obama's State Of The Union

Posted 01.24.2012 | Politics

The Washington, D.C. faction of the Occupy movement is slated to issue a response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday. F...

State Of The Union: Live Video

Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

At 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday night, President Barack Obama is giving this year's State of the Union speech to a join session of Congress. (Watch live vi...

Giffords' State Of The Union Presence: A Politics Reality Check

Posted 01.24.2012 | Politics

By LAURIE KELLMAN, The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- In a bittersweet farewell, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is claiming her seat in the House of Repre...

Secretary Play Role Of 'Designated Survivor' For SOTU Revealed

Posted 03.25.2012 | Politics

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will not be in attendance at President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday night, according to t...

Sam Stein

EXCLUSIVE: President Obama To Announce Mortgage Unit To Probe Financial Collapse

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- During his State of the Union address tonight, President Obama will announce the creation of a special unit to investigate misconduct an...

Teacher From Troubled District To Sit WIth Michelle Obama During State Of The Union, Write HuffPost Blog

Posted 01.25.2012 | Education

When the troubled Chester Upland School District in Pennsylvania was drained of funding, officials realized they couldn't afford to pay its staff afte...

Sam Stein

Excerpts Released From Obama's State Of The Union Address

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.24.2012 | Politics

The White House has sent over embargoed portions of the President’s State of the Union Address, which contain a great deal of forward-looking econom...

Cain To Answer For The Tea Party

Posted 01.24.2012 | Politics

Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain will deliver a State of the Union rebuttal for the Tea Party Express on Tuesday, right on the heels of P...

Rahm Gives President Obama State Of The Union Advice

Posted 01.24.2012 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel offered some friendly advice to his former boss President Obama on Tuesday night's State of the Union Address: talk about t...

Michael Calderone

News Anchors Lunch At The White House

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.24.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- President Obama sat down with several news anchors on Tuesday to preview his State of the Union speech, an annual tradition that's lasted...

Symbolic Guest To Join Michelle Obama At State Of The Union

AllThingsD | Posted 01.24.2012 | Technology

Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and longtime community and education activist, will be among the symbolically significant ha...

Jason Linkins

State Of The Union Drinking Game 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

Oh, hello, everyone! As you no doubt already know, President Barack Obama will be delivering his State Of The Union address Tuesday night on the teeve...

State Of The Union 2012: LIVE VIDEO And Updates

Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama will deliver this year's State of the Union speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night. HuffPost's Jen Bendery ...

Obama State Of The Union Speech Preview

Posted 01.24.2012 | Politics

By ERICA WERNER, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is ready to reclaim the spotlight with a plea for economic fairness in a Stat...