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State of the Union 2013

David Wood

North Korea Nuclear Test Should Prompt New Arms Reductions, Expert Says | David Wood | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With an arsenal that could rain down hundreds of devastating nuclear warheads on North Korea, the United States can afford to react calm...

Nugent Ready For State Of The Union 'Media Orgy'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

While most of the nation was still figuring out exactly how to react to news that Ted Nugent -- the controversial entertainer who just last year got a...

Obama Will 'Throw Down The Gauntlet'

Real Clear Politics | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

Here’s what we know about President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night: It will include some news -- as in new challenges aimed at C...

What Obama Won't Tell You Tonight About Middle-Class Job Creation

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 02.13.2013 | Business

President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday will center on how to generate millions of new jobs -- specifically, jobs that support a m...

Michael Calderone

Obama Lunches With Anchors Before State Of The Union | Michael Calderone | Posted 02.12.2013 | Media

President Obama will have lunch Tuesday with several TV anchors and hosts, fulfilling a White House tradition held the afternoon before giving the Sta...

Say It, Mr. President

Ethan Nadelmann | Posted 04.14.2013 | Crime
Ethan Nadelmann

I firmly believe that at some point during his second administration President Obama is going to address the issue of mass incarceration in America. What I fear is that he is going to wait so long, and ultimately do so with such caution, as to minimize his potential impact.

Good Ideas From the President That Need Real Support

Harold Ford, Jr. | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics
Harold Ford, Jr.

As the nation tunes in to hear him chart a path for our nation's prosperity, there are three policy prescriptions the President has already endorsed that, if fully implemented, could provide hope for growing the economy in the near-term.

Jason Linkins

State Of The Union Drinking Game | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

Well, hello there, kids! Today is Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, and you know what that means, don't you? Well, in case you haven't heard, tonight is the nig...

It's Time to Get Serious in Washington. Serious About Jobs

Sen. Jeff Merkley | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics
Sen. Jeff Merkley

Mr. President, in tonight's speech, focus on jobs. Urge Congress to abandon policies that we know will shrink our economy, and present a plan for putting America back to work.

Obama Focusing Big Speech On Jobs

Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

By JIM KUHNHENN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The American public will get a competing mix of rhetoric and imagery in President Barack Obama...

Rubio, GOP Casting Obama Agenda As 'Big Government'

Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

By KEN THOMAS, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Republicans intend to cast President Barack Obama's second-term agenda as more "big government" ...

State of the 8th Congressional District

Tammy Duckworth | Posted 04.14.2013 | Chicago
Tammy Duckworth

The way forward must involve compromise. I know that you sent me to Washington to get results. That is why I voted to go without pay if we cannot pass a budget. If you didn't do your job you wouldn't get paid, and neither should Congress

Joy Resmovits

State Of The Union Likely To Focus On Littlest Learners | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama made K-12 education a major component of his 2012 State of the Union Address -- so much so that the topic garnered the most tra...

Sam Stein

Another Obama Flop Prosecuting Wall Street -- So Far | Sam Stein | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hours before last year's State of the Union address, the Obama administration offered The Huffington Post an exclusive. During his speec...

9 Steps the President Can Announce Tonight to Help Homeowners and Create Jobs

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 04.13.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

There are immediate, concrete steps the president can announce in tonight's speech which will help struggling homeowners while at the same time stimulating the economy and promoting job creation.

Chris Kirkham

Why Job Creation Won't Come Easy In Obama's Second Term | Chris Kirkham | Posted 02.12.2013 | Business

When President Barack Obama steps to the podium for Tuesday night's State of the Union address, nearly everyone expects him to lay out proposals to ge...

Guess Who's Joining Michelle Obama At The State Of The Union

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.11.2013 | Technology

The head of one of Earth's most valuable companies will be joining the First Lady at Tuesday's State of the Union address. But his star may be outshin...

Elise Foley

Undocumented Immigrants Invited To State Of The Union | Elise Foley | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When President Barack Obama stands before Congress on Tuesday for his State of the Union address, at least five undocumented immigrants ...

Affective Forecasting: What to Expect From Tomorrow's State of the Union

Matthew Dowd | Posted 04.13.2013 | Politics
Matthew Dowd

President Obama is going to speak about the economy and foreign policy and many other issues, and a large number of citizens listening and watching will interpret the State of the Union address through a prism of the affective forecasting bias.

Saki Knafo

Gun Industry Likely Focused On Silver Lining In SOTU | Saki Knafo | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama is expected to use Tuesday's State of the Union address to make a big push for gun control legislation, but gun makers are far ...

Laid-Off Employee Of Bain-Owned Company To Attend SOTU

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics

A laid-off employee from a company owned by Bain Capital will join Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.) as her guest at the State of the Union address on Tuesda...

Ted Nugent Headed To The State Of The Union

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics

A Texas GOP congressman who has floated the possibility of impeaching President Barack Obama announced Monday that controversial rocker Ted Nugent wou...

The State of the Union a Forecast for Things to Come

Mark R. Kennedy | Posted 04.13.2013 | Politics
Mark R. Kennedy

Just as whether the groundhog sees his shadow is thought to forecast whether spring will be over the horizon, so too will the outcome to a select set of questions about the upcoming State of the Union Address determine whether it will soon be springtime in America.

Mother Of Slain Chicago Teen Gets White House Invite

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 02.11.2013 | Politics

First Lady Michelle Obama will be joined at Tuesday's State of the Union address by the mother and father of Hadiya Pendleton, the 15-year-old Chicago...

State of the Union: Jobs Rumored to Make a Guest Appearance... Again

Arianna Huffington | Posted 04.13.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

If there's anybody in the White House who wants to do battle with unemployment as badly as George Bush and Dick Cheney (and a few dozen others) wanted to do battle with Iraq, I hope they'll get their war on in the second term.