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Akbar Shahid Ahmed

We Went To The State Of The Union To Ask Members Of Congress: Who Are You Wearing?

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics

Machiavelli once said that "politics have no relation to morals." But do politics have any relation to fashion? It's a question that continues to ratt...

Howard Fineman

Planet Politics: The U.S. Is Back, But Still Cautious In The World

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

The speech is, after all, called the State of the Union, not the State of the World. So perhaps President Barack Obama can be excused for dwelling on the American economy in his remarks Tuesday night, and all but ignoring the economic and political crises of the planet. There was lots of talk about how the U.S. has come back from the Great Recession, and about the president's plan (which the Republican-dominated Congress is likely to reject) to use new government programs and tax cuts to make up for the troubling stagnation of middle-class wages. But however assertive Obama was about the durability and creativity of the U.S. economy, he had little to say about global matters -- from economics to terrorism to the environment.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Obama Emphasizes U.S. Security Reliance On Shaky Foreign Partners

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama used his first State of the Union address after once again ramping up U.S. military involvement in the Middle Eas...

Christina Wilkie

From Nice-ish To Nasty: How 2016 GOP Contenders Responded To The State Of The Union

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Likely Republican 2016 presidential candidates on Tuesday seemed to agree that President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address was o...

Michael McAuliff

Obama Speech Highlights Battle For The Middle Class

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than anything, President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address signaled a fresh battle for the hearts and minds of America's be...

Elise Foley

GOP Mentions Immigration In State of The Union Rebuttal...But Only In Spanish

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Earlier Tuesday, it appeared the GOP's Spanish-language rebuttal to the State of the Union would be exactly the same as the English-lang...

Ryan Grim

Guess What This Congressman Thinks Is 'One Of The Most Immoral Things You Can Do'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House and Senate Republicans are rejecting President Barack Obama’s suggestion to reform a tax code that allows heirs to inherit extr...

Elise Foley

Dreamers At State Of The Union Hope Obama Continues To Push Forward On Immigration

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One year ago, during the 2014 State of the Union, undocumented immigrant and activist Cristian Avila sat in the House of Representatives...

State Of The Union Watchers Give Obama High Marks In Instant Poll

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Americans who watched President Barack Obama's State of the Union address largely approved, giving him better marks than they did for la...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Gives A Push To Restoring Voting Rights Act: 'The Right To Vote Is Sacred'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama pushed Congress Tuesday night to restore a key portion of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, even though Republicans sig...

Watch Obama's State Of The Union Speech Here

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama gave his annual State of the Union address on Tuesday, Jan. 20. Obama addressed college affordability, cybersecurity and th...

Amber Ferguson

Here Are All The Best Moments From The State Of The Union 2015 In One Video

HuffingtonPost.com | Amber Ferguson | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama gave his annual State of the Union address on Tuesday in front of a joint session of Congress. Obama spoke on the minimum wa...

Watch The Full State Of The Union 2015 Here

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics

You can watch President Barack Obama's annual State of the Union address right here. Obama is expected to begin the speech in front of a joint sess...

WATCH: Highlights From Obama's 2015 State Of The Union Address

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama gave his State of the Union address on Tuesday. In case you missed it, we mashed up all the best parts of Obama's speech int...

Obama's State Of The Union Address 2015 Gets Fact Checked

AP | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. may not have "risen from recession" quite as rousingly as President Barack Obama suggested in his State of the Union spee...

Tyler Kingkade

Obama Omits College Sexual Assault From State Of The Union Address

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.21.2015 | College

President Barack Obama didn't mention college sexual assault during his State of the Union address Tuesday, an issue his administration has highlighte...

Text Of Tea Party Response To State Of The Union

The Huffington Post | Sara Bondioli | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

Rep. Curt Clawson (R-Fla.) presented the tea party response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night. His full remarks...

Sara Bondioli

Curt Clawson Pushes Personal Liberty, Teamwork In Tea Party Response To State Of The Union

HuffingtonPost.com | Sara Bondioli | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

Rep. Curt Clawson (R-Fla.) delivered the tea party response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday, focusing on personal liber...

Samantha Lachman

Joni Ernst Challenges Obama In State Of The Union Response

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) delivered the Republican Party’s official response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address i...

Republican Response To State Of The Union: Read Joni Ernst's Speech

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics

Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) gave the Republican response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday. Read the entire text of Er...

Republicans Refuse To Stand Up And Support Fair Pay. Literally.

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 01.22.2015 | Politics

When President Barack Obama called on Congress to raise the minimum wage and strengthen federal equal-pay laws for women, congressional Republicans re...

Dave Jamieson

Obama Pushes 'The Right Thing' For Workers: Paid Leave, Minimum Wage, Pay Equity

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the U.S. job market on more solid footing, President Barack Obama used his State of the Union address Tuesday night to advance a ph...

Politicians Give Their State Of The Union Speech Reactions

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender & TK | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama gave his annual State of the Union address on Tuesday, emphasizing his proposals to help the middle class. A slew of politi...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Wants ISIS War Authorization But Won't Say If He'll Send Language To Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama used his State of the Union address on Tuesday night to urge Congress to pass legislation authorizing the ongoing...

Amanda Terkel

Transgender Individuals Recognized For First Time Ever In A State Of The Union Speech

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama pushed for protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals Tuesday evening, making it the firs...