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Sotu 2013

Working for the Workers

Sid Mohn | Posted 04.30.2013 | Chicago
Sid Mohn

By this time next year, we will have come far in our fight against chronic unemployment, hardship and poverty. The question remains though -- in which direction?

WATCH: James Lipton On Marco Rubio's Performance In SOTU Response

Posted 02.23.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

James Lipton, actor, writer, and host of "Inside The Actor's Studio," believes Marco Rubio "failed" at his first major public appearance saying the Fl...

The State of the Union as Rorschach Test

Deepak Chopra | Posted 04.20.2013 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

Immediately after Obama's State of the Union speech, pundits offered clashing descriptions: prosaic, bread-and-butter, Clinton-like, an extension of the liberal agenda outlined in the inaugural address, uplifting, aggressive and so on. What I heard was something really unusual.

WATCH: Congressman Who Organized SOTU Gun Victims Was Victim Himself

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 02.15.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Congressman Jim Langevin, Democrat from Rhode Island, is the first and only quadriplegic ever to serve in Congress. Himself a victim of gun violence, ...

How the State of the Union Worked

George Lakoff | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics
George Lakoff

That is how the president has changed public discourse. He has changed it at the level that counts, the deepest level, the moral level. What can make that change persist? What will allow such an ideal citizenry to come into existence?

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...

Advancing the State of the Union: More Than Just the President's Job

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

Movements begin in our own homes -- they don't come from the White House. If we want to see real substantive change in our lives and in society, then each and every one of us has to make it happen, period.

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...

What Did Obama and Rubio Agree on Last Night?

Mark Edwards | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics
Mark Edwards

Let's agree that partisan bickering can be set aside in 2013 in order to address the critical broken rungs on the ladder of opportunity. Both parties agree that change needs to happen; it is time to raise Opportunity Scores in all 50 states as private sector and nonprofit leaders are already doing.

SOTU, TPP, TAFTA -- WTF?

Lori Wallach | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics
Lori Wallach

Did you notice the two rabid skunks President Obama unleashed at the State of the Union picnic?

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...

Luke Johnson

Obama's State Of The Union Call Has Popular Support

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.14.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- A wide majority of Americans support President Barack Obama's call to take action on climate change, according to polling released by th...

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...

Repairing The Breach In The Union

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 04.15.2013 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

The faith community has an important role to play in advancing an agenda that addresses the important moral issues faced by our nation. We have a big job ahead of us but there is hope.

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...