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State of the Union 2013

President Obama Must Speak the Word 'Union' Loudly

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.13.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

His fifth State of the Union speech this week gives President Obama a perfect opportunity to proclaim to all of America that he will preserve the freedom to engage in collective action. It's an important moment for him to say the word 'union' loudly.

Rand Paul Dismisses Claims Of 'Divisive' GOP Situation

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) dismissed claims on Sunday that his Tea Party response to the State of the Union will divide Republicans. With Sen. Marco Ru...

Coming Tuesday (Hopefully): The State of the Union's Economy

Robert Reich | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

President Obama has been focusing his (and therefore America's) attention on immigration, guns, and the environment. All are important. But in my view none of these should be the central theme of his address Tuesday evening.

Obama To Tout SOTU Proposals On The Road

Reuters | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Feb 10 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will travel to three states over three days after giving his State of the Union address o...

Former GOP Senator: Stop Clapping During State Of The Union!

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics

Kay Bailey Hutchison is no longer in the Senate, and she's now sounding off on what annoyed her during her time in Congress. During a discussion o...

What To Look For In Obama's State Of The Union Speech

Reuters | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

By Mark Felsenthal WASHINGTON, Feb 10 (Reuters) - After staking out an unapologetically progressive vision in his inaugural address l...

Obama To Reveal Key Plan During State Of The Union

Reuters | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

* Addressing "kitchen-table worries" of Americans * New spending could face stiff Republican opposition By Jeff Mason an...

Rand Paul Delivering Response To Obama

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.08.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) will give the tea party response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday, following the Republican respo...

Jennifer Bendery

Nancy Pelosi Bringing Newtown Child To State Of The Union | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A increasing number of House Democrats are bringing people affected by gun violence as their guests to next week's State of the Union, w...

Jason Linkins

GOP Lawmaker Will Miss State Of The Union Because Of That Thing With Chickens, You Know, That Thing? | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics

The State of the Union address is scheduled for this coming Tuesday evening, but at least one member of Congress won't be there, because he has pressi...

Rubio Tapped To Counter Obama Speech

Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) will deliver the Republican Party's response to President Obama's State of the Union address next Tuesday. The decision t...

Frustrated Obama Reportedly Threatened To Blame Republicans

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama was reportedly so frustrated with House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) during fiscal cliff negotiations this week, he threatened...