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State of the Union 2012

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 | 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...

Laurene Powell Jobs: Obama's Awkward State Of The Union Guest

Corbin Hiar | Posted 03.25.2012 | Politics
Corbin Hiar

The Heroes Gallery, as it is sometimes referred to, has been used by presidents to highlight the values or policies their administration is backing. That's what makes the invitation given to Laurene Powell Jobs so unusual.

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...

CHART: The 2012 State Of The Union Drinking Game

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.24.2012 | Comedy

Tonight's the night, people! President Obama's 2012 State Of The Union address will air live at 9:00 p.m., and HuffPost Comedy has you covered with ou...

Michael Calderone

News Anchors Lunch At The White House | 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...

Comedians Live Tweet The State Of The Union

Posted 01.24.2012 | Comedy

President Obama's 2012 State of the Union address is finally here. And if you plan on watching it tonight, you won't want to do so without a constant ...

Loren Berlin

Does Mortgage Settlement Go Far Enough To Jolt Housing Market? | Loren Berlin | Posted 01.24.2012 | Business

In Tuesday night's State of the Union address, President Barack Obama is expected to tout a settlement between states' attorneys general and five of t...

Jason Linkins

State Of The Union Drinking Game 2012 | 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...

White House Reveals Behind-The-Scenes Look At The State Of The Union

Posted 01.24.2012 | Politics

The White House released a behind-the-scenes look at the writing of the 2012 State of the Union Address Tuesday to its YouTube account. The video s...

Be the Change You Want to See: Join #BarackTalk

Biko Baker | Posted 03.25.2012 | Black Voices
Biko Baker

Tuned out. Impatient. Apathetic. The mainstream media uses these adjectives when describing the millennial generation. America's talking heads seem convinced that the nation's youngest voters have given up on shaping their own futures. They're missing the point.

A Way Forward, or a Yearning for the Past?

Matthew Dowd | Posted 03.25.2012 | Politics
Matthew Dowd

As we get ready to hear President Obama's third State of the Union address, let's try to understand where the citizens of America are at this moment and why the unfolding of the presidential race reflects the sentiments of much of the country.

Trymaine Lee

A Glimpse At Michelle Obama's State Of The Union Guest List | Trymaine Lee | Posted 01.24.2012 | Black Voices

When Sara Ferguson, an elementary school teacher from Pennsylvania, and Alicia B. Davis, a General Motors plant manager from Michigan, join First Lady...

Lisa Murkowski Discusses Her Pet Project

Posted 01.24.2012 | Politics

Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Mark Udall (D-Colo.) appeared on MSNBC Tuesday afternoon to describe their reasons for pursuing an ongoing pet ...

Romney Goes On The Offense Against Obama

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.24.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney delivered a prebuttal to President Barack Obama's State of The Union Address Tuesday in Tampa, Fla. "Floridians are struggling to find ...

Jennifer Bendery

State Of The Union Address: White House Talking Points | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will cast 2012 as "a make or break moment for the middle class and those trying to reach it" in Tuesday night's S...

GOP Prepares Response To Obama's State Of The Union

Posted 01.24.2012 | Politics

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) has been tapped to deliver the GOP's response to Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night. Daniels, a second te...

Michelle Obama Bringing Interesting Guest To State Of The Union

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.24.2012 | Politics

Warren Buffett's longtime secretary, Debbie Bosanek, will join First Lady Michelle Obama in her box during Tuesday night's State Of The Union address,...

Looking Back At Obama's Past State Of The Union Addresses

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.24.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama will deliver his fourth State of the Union address Tuesday night at 9 p.m. ET. Here's a look back at Obama's past three address...

The State Of Our Politics: 'Discouraging, To Say The Least'

RealClearPolitics | Posted 03.25.2012 | Politics

One year ago, after the shooting and wounding of Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, many members of Congress put aside their petty animosities -- as wel...

Judicial Controversy & McCain Sleeping? Unforgettable State Of The Union Moments

Posted 01.24.2012 | Politics

All eyes will be on President Barack Obama Tuesday evening, when he gives his third official State of the Union address. For many presidents, the annu...