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State of the Union 2012

WATCH: Obama's Emotional Moment | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

President Obama covered a wide array of programs and ideas in his State of the Union address. This one was by far the most emotional one....

7 State Of The Union Goals Obama Hasn't Fulfilled Since 2012

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 02.12.2013 | Business

It has been about a year since President Barack Obama delivered his last State Of The Union Address, so it's about time to check in on the state of hi...

Joy Resmovits

Obama 'Shopping Sheet' Aims To Simplify Financial Aid Comparison | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.24.2012 | Education

College shopping is about to get a whole lot easier -- well, for potential students at some schools. On Tuesday, the Obama administration will reve...

Two-Party Economic Betrayal of the Working Class: The Need for a Grassroots Progressive Campaign

Michele Swenson | Posted 06.05.2012 | Denver
Michele Swenson

Election year choices are increasingly disconnected from most people's lives, controlled by the Democratic-Republican duopoly in thrall to corporate megabucks that buy off government, and covered by corporate media like a horse race.

The Clean Energy Election

Carl Pope | Posted 04.18.2012 | Green
Carl Pope

House Republicans passed a bill taking permit authority over the Keystone Pipeline away from the President and giving it to Congress -- you can just imagine how President Bush would have reacted to a similar move by Congressional Democrats on his watch!

Zach Carter

Debt Ceiling Showdown 2: Coming This Fall, In Time For The Election, Only Worse | Zach Carter | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Last year's torturous congressional debate over raising the federal debt ceiling eventually resulted in a deal that President Barack Oba...

Tax Breaks for Manufacturing? Do We Need Them?

Ebong Eka | Posted 04.09.2012 | Small Business
Ebong Eka

A tax break that rewards American small businesses for staying at home is a tax break that matters! Now if we can only get past the rhetoric and back to the economy!

Obama's Call to Action: Political Theatrics or Authentic School Reform?

Laura McNeal | Posted 04.07.2012 | Education
Laura McNeal

Obama's proposal sends an important message to youths and their families: "You are no longer invisible. We see you, we invest in you and we expect you to contribute in a positive way to yourself and to your future."

Securing Equal Pay? There (Should Be) an App for That!

Valerie Jarrett | Posted 04.07.2012 | Politics
Valerie Jarrett

Right now, if you're a woman in the workforce, it can be surprisingly difficult to answer basic questions about equal pay: what's the typical salary for someone in your position? Should you be asking for more at the negotiating table? What are your fundamental legal rights?

The Peril of Idolizing Our Military

William Astore | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics
William Astore

As a retired veteran, such pro-military rhetoric in the president's state of the union address resonates with me, but as a student of history it makes me more than uncomfortable.

Pennsylvania Teacher Working For Free Gets Surprise On Ellen Degeneres Show

Posted 04.03.2012 | Education

Teachers from the troubled Chester Upland School District in Pennsylvania made the news when they opted to continue teaching for free, after the distr...

WATCH: Student Journalist Investigates High School Dropout Crisis

| Posted 01.31.2012 | Home

"I'm dropping out" are words spoken by roughly a quarter of American high school students. Every nine seconds, an American high school student beco...

Obama's State of the Union Speech: Enhanced By PowerPoint?

Max Atkinson | Posted 03.31.2012 | Media
Max Atkinson

Obama's a good enough communicator to know that the words in his speeches and the way he delivers them are enough on their own to get his messages across.

Friday Talking Points -- SOTU Review

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What is possibly the most striking thing about Obama's message is that he's going to run as a strong foreign policy president -- something that I can't for the life of me remember happening in the past 30 or 40 years.

A Missed Opportunity

Ken Blackwell | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

The official Republican response to the president's State of the Union Address was fine -- as far as it went. But Gov. Mitch Daniels missed a golden o...

It's the Economy, Stupid

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

If the president would protect steel, motor vehicles, computers and machine tools like President Reagan did, it would create millions of jobs. President Obama refuses to enforce our trade laws.

Most Americans Want The Government To Combat Foreclosures: Poll

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.27.2012 | Business

With no end in sight to the foreclosure crisis, a majority of Americans are calling on the government to do something about it. Fifty-eight percent...

Loren Berlin

Details Emerge of New Financial Fraud Unit | 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...

Buffett: 'My Side Has Nuclear Bomb' In Tax Code Struggle

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 03.27.2012 | Business

Warren Buffett has a lot that his assistant Debbie Bosanek does not, including a figurative arsenal to fight for lower taxes. After ABC interview...

Obama's Green Focus: A Step Toward 2012

Reuters | Posted 03.27.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON - Not long before his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama ventured to a place he'd never been in three well-traveled years a...

A Step Further in Support of Immigration Reform

Sayu Bhojwani | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics
Sayu Bhojwani

Millions of young people and their families are buoyed by President Obama's rhetoric, but a slightly reworded message year after year is beginning to ring hollow. Time for more action than words on immigration reform, Mr. President.

The High Cost of Allowing Health Insurers to Continue Keeping Us in the Dark

Wendell Potter | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics
Wendell Potter

It might possibly cost the insurance industry $382 million to comply with the Affordable Care Act for the first two years. But the cost of allowing those companies to continue keeping consumers in the dark would be far, far higher, Mr. President.

It Could Be 'Morning in America' for Obama - But...

Lanny Davis | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics
Lanny Davis

Despite recent positive political and economic signs and a good State of the Union speech, the president still has a lot to worry about.

The Power of Owner-Entrepreneurship Education to Restore Our Middle-Class

Steve Mariotti | Posted 03.27.2012 | Education
Steve Mariotti

Most of our national education efforts seek to teach low-income youth to become better workers. Why aren't we also teaching them how to own? If entrepreneurship is the engine of the American economy, why aren't we raising more creative entrepreneurs?

WATCH: Colbert Reacts To Herman Cain's SOTU Rebuttal

Posted 03.27.2012 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert watched President Obama's "State of the Union" address Tuesday night, but it wasn't really Mr. "Look at me, I'm President" that he was...