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State of the Union 2014

Jason Linkins

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About The Long-Term Unemployed: Your Sunday Morning Conversation | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics

this weeding out of the long-term unemployed is occurring because of some sort of blanket heuristic being applied to pools of job applicants, in which "long-term unemployed" is getting equated with "weakest candidate." Let's face it: Even when the job market has boomed, an applicant with a long gap in work history would likely draw some scrutiny.

Here's How Obama Can Go It Alone

National Journal | Ronald Brownstein | Posted 02.01.2014 | Politics

President Obama is right that through his remaining months he can leave his deepest imprint primarily through unilateral actions that don't require co...

Where Are the Better Angels of Our Nature?

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 04.02.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

Most Americans want civility in our politics. Most. But not all. U.S. Rep. Randy Weber was busy being uncivil before the speech even began. I wanted to respond to this as a minister and American -- and did so.

The Double-Edged Message of Cory Remsburg

Stanton Peele | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Stanton Peele

No one can fail to be awed by, and to appreciate, the sergeant's courage and sacrifice. But what was he sacrificing for?

So, About That SOTU...

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.30.2014 | Comedy

Jon Stewart gave President Obama some credit for not going the obvious route with Tuesday's State of the Union address, but he was flummoxed at some o...

State of the Union 2014: President Obama Puts Strengthening Women Front and Center

Maria Shriver | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Maria Shriver

For too many American women, the dream of "having it all" has morphed into "just hanging on." This is not about handouts. This is about smart economic policy. Working women are the core of our economy. Leave them out and you don't have a robust economy. Lead with them and you do.

State of the Union: A Great Speech That Was 3 Years Too Late

Byron Williams | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Byron Williams

The problem that I have with last night's SOTU address is that it came three years too late. The president's inability to communicate has allowed House Republicans' obstinate behavior to become a viable political strategy, for which they may be rewarded in the midterm elections.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Who Were Lawmakers Wearing At State Of The Union? | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

If Washington is the Hollywood for ugly people, then it follows that Hollywood is the Washington for stupid people. And that probably makes the presid...

Game Changer: SOTU, Women, Fair Pay, Mad Men and Our National Economy

Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner

For too long the link between those policies and our national economic success, as well as the success of our families, has been ignored. Until last night.

Sabrina Siddiqui

House Democrats Renew Calls For Gun Control | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of Democratic lawmakers is seeking to revive stalled gun control efforts on Capitol Hill, after President Barack Obama pledged i...

Amanda Terkel

White House: Just Because Obama Didn't Mention ENDA In SOTU Doesn't Mean He Doesn't Care | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House insisted Wednesday that although President Barack Obama didn't mention the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in his Stat...

President Obama Wouldn't Want To Work With Don Draper Either

Posted 01.29.2014 | TV

Sterling Cooper Draper ... Obama? "Mad Men" will now go down in history as being mentioned in President Obama's 2014 State of the Union address. ...

Joshua Hersh

State Of The Union Omits Egypt, Country's Second Snub In A Week | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

BEIRUT -- For the second time within a week, a major policy speech by a top Obama administration figure passed without mention of what was once a lead...

Michael McAuliff

State Of The Union Was 'Gigli' For GOP | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans may have been expecting a liberal horror flick when they showed up for the State of the Union address Tuesday night, but the...

'Who Are You Wearing' Question Stumps Dem Rep

Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

This year's Golden Globes and Grammy Awards have come and gone. The Oscars are on the horizon. As for the State of the Union address? It's still a far...

Elise Foley

Dreamers Hopeful, But Not Satisfied After State Of The Union | Elise Foley | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When President Barack Obama stood before Congress on Tuesday and urged the House to "get immigration reform done this year," 22-year-old...

Eugene Mulero

Lindsey Graham: The 'World Is Literally About To Blow Up' | Eugene Mulero | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

Shortly after President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told reporters point-blank: "The world is lite...

More Proof That No One Knows Anything

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.29.2014 | Comedy

Once again, Jimmy Kimmel proves that people will do anything to get on TV. His crew asked people on Hollywood Blvd. what they thought of the State of ...

'President Obama Is Now In The F*ck It Stage Of His Presidency'

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 01.29.2014 | Comedy

Even as most of us watched President Obama's State of the Union speech last night, we knew that the content of the speech did not matter much. On last...

Obama Makes Big Move On Retirement

Reuters | Posted 03.31.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - The Obama administration is scheduled on Wednesday to launch a retirement savings vehicle called "myRA," aimed at enr...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

State Of The Union Poll Gives Obama Positive Marks | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- CNN's instant polling among Americans who watched Tuesday's State of the Union found an overwhelming majority reacting positively to Pre...

Jeffrey Young

GOP Response To State Of The Union Missing Key Words: Repeal Obamacare | Jeffrey Young | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers (R-Wash.) delivered harsh criticisms of President Barack Obama's health care reform law during the official ...

Jon Ward

Rand Paul Avoids Speechifying, Delivers Webinar On How To Improve Economy | Jon Ward | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) delivered a concise, lawyerly response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night, choos...

5 Things That Obama Didn't Say During The State Of The Union

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.28.2014 | Business

President Obama got about one and a half hours to speak during his State of the Union speech Tuesday night, but there are a few specifics he left out ...

Howard Fineman

Obama's Big-Time Small Ball | Howard Fineman | Posted 02.01.2014 | Politics

The polls say that President Barack Obama is at a low point, but you couldn’t tell it from the tour de force of his State of the Union speech. He was standing at the podium, but seemed to have a spring in his step. His smile was winning; his enthusiasm for America’s future infectious.