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Amanda Terkel

White House: Just Because Obama Didn't Mention ENDA In SOTU Doesn't Mean He Doesn't Care

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House insisted Wednesday that although President Barack Obama didn't mention the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in his Stat...

Eleanor Goldberg

These Vulnerable Groups Are Suffering The Most Because Of Income Inequality

HuffingtonPost.com | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.29.2014 | Impact

The case for improving income inequality took center stage during President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night when he called for a...

Joshua Hersh

State Of The Union Omits Egypt, Country's Second Snub In A Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

BEIRUT -- For the second time within a week, a major policy speech by a top Obama administration figure passed without mention of what was once a lead...

Michael McAuliff

State Of The Union Was 'Gigli' For GOP

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans may have been expecting a liberal horror flick when they showed up for the State of the Union address Tuesday night, but the...

SOTU: No Time for Delay

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

This must be a year when we rise together peacefully and not only let our voices be heard, but let our actions unequivocally speak for themselves. For the only way to fight against inequality is to bring about more justice for every man, woman and child.

'Who Are You Wearing' Question Stumps Dem Rep

Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

This year's Golden Globes and Grammy Awards have come and gone. The Oscars are on the horizon. As for the State of the Union address? It's still a far...

4 Reasons Why Housing Wasn't an Issue in the State of the Union

Jed Kolko | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Jed Kolko

In tonight's speech, President Obama mentioned housing twice. First, at the start of the speech, he included the "rebounding housing market" as part o...

I'm A Political Super Nerd (And Proud)

Kiley Roache | Posted 03.31.2014 | Teen
Kiley Roache

I will never judge another teen, or any other person for that matter, for not caring about what I find to be important. But I will still do my best to convince people to engage in political events because I really do believe they are extremely important.

Eugene Mulero

Lindsey Graham: The 'World Is Literally About To Blow Up'

HuffingtonPost.com | Eugene Mulero | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

Shortly after President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told reporters point-blank: "The world is lite...

Poof! It's Over

Greta Van Susteren | Posted 03.31.2014 | Media
Greta Van Susteren

I have watched and covered many SOTU addresses. The night is always exciting (yes, I love it) but it really is merely political theater providing the...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

State Of The Union Poll Gives Obama Positive Marks

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- CNN's instant polling among Americans who watched Tuesday's State of the Union found an overwhelming majority reacting positively to Pre...

Jon Ward

Rand Paul Avoids Speechifying, Delivers Webinar On How To Improve Economy

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) delivered a concise, lawyerly response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night, choos...

Howard Fineman

Obama's Big-Time Small Ball

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 02.01.2014 | Politics

The polls say that President Barack Obama is at a low point, but you couldn’t tell it from the tour de force of his State of the Union speech. He was standing at the podium, but seemed to have a spring in his step. His smile was winning; his enthusiasm for America’s future infectious.

Fact Checking President Obama's State Of The Union

AP | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

BY CALVIN WOODWARD, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — It seems to be something of an occupational hazard for President Barack Obama: When he...

Here's Obama's State Of The Union Address In Two Minutes

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama delivered the 2014 State of the Union address on Tuesday. In his address before a joint session of Congress, Obama spoke on ...

GOP Rep. Gives Republican Response To State Of The Union Address

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) gave the GOP response to President Barack Obama's 2014 State of the Union address. McMorris Rodgers touched o...

See Video Of Obama's State Of The Union

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama delivered the 2014 State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 28. Obama's speech touched on income inequality, the minim...

Matt Sledge

Obama Says Exactly Zero Words About Pot, Drug Policy Or Criminal Justice Reform In SOTU

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama didn't mention criminal justice, drug policy or marijuana in his 2014 State of the Union address at all. Obama recently told...

Jon Ward

Republicans Respond To Obama With A Soft-Focus Human Interest Speech

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A top Republican lawmaker on Tuesday made a vague pledge that Congress will work toward immigration reform this year, in the party's of...

Amanda Terkel

Government Shutdown Barely Mentioned In Obama's SOTU Speech, In Contrast To Clinton In 1996

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In 1996, President Bill Clinton went before the nation and shamed congressional Republicans for shutting down the government. It was his...

Steve Stockman Walks Out Of Obama's State Of The Union Address

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

The always outspoken Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) walked out midway through President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday, the Dallas Morni...

Questions and Answers From Obama's SOTU

William Galston | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
William Galston

At the end of the day, the question is whether President Obama's agenda responds adequately to his own diagnosis of the problem. If we are in the grip of decades-old shifts toward globalization and the substitution of technology for labor, as he insists, it is not clear that all his proposals taken together would do much to change the basic equation for working families. The president is betting that a steady-as-you-go strategy with modest incremental adjustments will be enough to restore rising wages and opportunity for all. In the judgment of the American people, the results of this strategy so far have been far from adequate. If the rest of the world cooperates, the next few years may be better. If not, the calls for more far-reaching changes will intensify.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Obama Pledges Gun Control 'With Or Without Congress'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When President Barack Obama delivered his 2013 State of the Union address, his impassioned plea for lawmakers to vote on anti-gun violen...

Dave Jamieson

Obama To GOP On Minimum Wage: 'Join The Rest Of The Country'

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While pressing lawmakers in Washington to pass legislation raising the federal minimum wage, President Barack Obama used his State of th...

Luke Johnson

Obama Warns Saboteur Senators In State Of The Union

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama delivered a forceful veto threat in front of Congress, imploring members at his State of the Union speech Tuesday...