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State of the Union 2013

Chris Kirkham

Obama Ducks Congress With Jobs Order

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 02.13.2013 | Business

President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech included far-reaching economic proposals -- comprehensive tax reform and a multi-billion dollar job...

The Promise of Obama's 2013 State of the Union

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 04.14.2013 | Business
Mohamed A. El-Erian

President Obama delivered a powerful State of the Union speech. Conveyed with passion and emotion, it will be remembered for many things. The speech's longer term impact will also depend on whether the economic messages, including the urgency of growing America from the middle out, resonate loudly and durably both inside and outside Washington, DC. Trained as an economist, I sat down to listen to the speech with expectations and hope. I came away cautiously optimistic that, given proper follow-up, its content could do more than just nudge Congress towards more constructive economic behaviors. The speech was refreshing, contained new ideas and avoided bitter partisanship. In the process, it encouraged all Americans to ensure that Congress does not keep on hitting the snooze button. Let me explain why using four different personal perspectives.

Obama: GOP Should Back My Plans

Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

By JULIE PACE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Uncompromising and politically emboldened, President Barack Obama urged a deeply divided Congres...

Environmentalists React To State Of The Union

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 02.12.2013 | Green

"For the sake of our children and our future, we must do more to combat climate change," President Barack Obama declared in his 2013 State of the Unio...

POTUS Proposes an Increase in the Minimum Wage

Jared Bernstein | Posted 04.14.2013 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Clearly, in an economy where for decades growth has failed to reach our lowest wage workers, it's time to raise the wage floor to ensure that low-wage workers have a decent shot at a fair wage.

Ryan J. Reilly

102-Year-Old Voter Gets Standing Ovation

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Desiline Victor, a 102-year-old Miami woman who waited for hours to vote in the last election, got a standing ovation from the nation's ...

Michael McAuliff

Obama On Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama hailed his signature health care reform law in his State of the Union address Tuesday night, even as he pledged t...

Dave Jamieson

Obama Speech Pokes Mitt

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama argued in his State of the Union address that it was time to raise the federal minimum wage to $9 per hour and pe...

Marco Rubio Speech Follows Obama's SOTU Address

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) gives the GOP rebuttal to President Barack Obama's 2013 State of the Union address Tuesday night. Rubio's remarks come af...

Marco Rubio Speech Follows Obama's SOTU Address

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) gives the GOP reaction to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night. Rubio's remarks were deliver...

Politicians React To Obama's State Of The Union

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night drew immediate reactions from politicians from both parties, with some taking to Twi...

Obama Renews Call For Elimination Of Some Corporate Tax Loopholes

The Huffington Post | Ben Hallman | Posted 02.12.2013 | Business

Solving the never-ending budget crisis and reducing the deficit will require corporate tax reform, Obama said. Obama called for tax reform that "l...

Gerry Smith

Obama Waters Down Cybersecurity Order

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 02.12.2013 | Technology

President Barack Obama said during his State of the Union address Tuesday that he had signed an executive order aimed at protecting government and bus...

Christina Wilkie

Standing Ovation For Gun Violence Victims At SOTU

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Tuesday called for Congress to vote on a variety of gun control proposals that are currently up for debate, an...

Joshua Hersh

Obama Gives Annual Address In Front Of Joint Session Of Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Making an oblique reference to a highly classified counterterrorism program that swept into headlines and congressional debate last week...

PHOTOS: Michelle Obama Glows At The 2013 State Of The Union Address

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams & Ellie Krupnick | Posted 02.14.2013 | Style

Michelle Obama looked absolutely stunning during President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday. FLOTUS literally glowed in her two-toned Jas...

Elise Foley

Obama On Immigration: 'Let's Get This Done'

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Tuesday called on Congress to send him an immigration reform bill "in the next few months," upping the pressur...

Joe Biden Wears Glasses?

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden appeared at Tuesday’s State of the Union Address sporting rimless glasses, a rare bespectacled look for the veep. The vi...

Dave Jamieson

Obama State Of The Union Address: President Calls For Raising Minimum Wage

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a State of the Union address focused on creating middle-class jobs, President Barack Obama called on lawmakers to help pull working A...

Ryan J. Reilly

Obama, Romney Campaign Lawyers To Co-Chair Commission

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The two top lawyers for the presidential campaigns of President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will co-chair an independent presidential c...

Joy Resmovits

Obama Offers Aid To The Littlest Students

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama proposes a major initiative to expand preschool opportunities for 4-year-olds in Tuesday's State of the Union address. The H...

Read Obama's State Of The Union Address

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama delivered his 2013 State of the Union address on Tuesday. The annual speech took place in front of a joint session of Congre...

Zach Carter

Obama Pushes Controversial Trade Deals

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama used his State of the Union address Tuesday night to urge the United States to pass two key trade agreements, inc...

LOOK: Obama Gives 2013 State Of The Union Address

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle A. Dunkley | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address Tuesday night. As viewers watch from home, Obama addresses the nation in front of a ...

Obama Delivers State Of The Union Address

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama delivers his 2013 State of the Union address in front of a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, Feb. 12. Guests at the annu...