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State of the Union Address 2011

Boehner: 'We're Broke'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John Boehner visited CNN's "Parker Spitzer" Wednesday to discuss Obama's State of the Union address, and he didn't hesitate to cut right to the chase....

Obama Expresses Support For College Aid In State Of The Union

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

President Barack Obama pledged support to reestablish America as the global leader in higher education in his State of the Union address last night. ...

Sam Stein

Obama Doubles Down On His Agenda, Piece By Piece

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama's second official State of the Union address presented the country with a broad vision of governance in an age of divide...

Ryan Grim

Congress Members Tangle Over Saved SOTU Seats

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The cross-party-dating tradition that began tonight did not go off as smoothly as it appeared from the television screens. Much like in the legislat...

Howard Fineman

Love Train In The House!

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Obama is a boxing fan. So he knows that he did a clinch Tuesday night. How did the president do this? Well, he capitalized on the obvious opportunity in the aftermath of Tucson to call for peace. He honored the rise of a Republican-led House by delivering the most pro-business speech a Democrat has given, since, well, that a Democrat has given. If the measure of success is the number of times he forced Speaker of the House Boehner to clap, the speech was a raging winner.

Paul Ryan's State Of The Union Rebuttal: The Best They Got?

Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As far as the facts -- on taxes, stimulus, and health care reform -- go, a lot of Paul Ryan's State of the Union rebuttal came rebutted-back in advance of its delivery.

PHOTOS: State Of The Union 2011

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The impact of President Obama's State of the Union address remains to be seen, but to this point it has at least produced some terrific images. Democ...

Arthur Delaney

What Obama Doesn't Mention

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sam Stein contributed reporting. In Tuesday evening's State of the Union address, President Obama is emphasizing several high-profile economic themes...

Obama: Afghanistan War To See Transition

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says the Iraq war is coming to an end and the drawdown of U.S. forces in Afghanistan will begin in July. In...

Ken Salazar: Secretary Skipping State Of The Union

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The White House says Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will not attend President Barack Obama's State of the Union address. The admin...

Paul Ryan State Of The Union Response: Speech Addresses Spending, Health Care & More

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) stepped up to the plate on Tuesday night to deliver the official Republican response to President Barack Obama's' State of the...

Republicans Urge Obama To Join In Cutting Spending

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The nation faces a crushing burden of debt and is on course for an economic disaster without dramatic action to wrestle the budget ...

WATCH: State Of The Union 2011 LIVE

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

There are many ways to watch State of the Union 2011 online, but the best way may be right here on The Huffington Post. In addition to live streami...

HuffPost Comedy's 2011 State Of The Union Drinking Game!

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

President Obama's 2011 State Of The Union address is just a few hours away, so if you're going to watch, why not make things interesting? We've alread...

The Kumbaya State of the Union?

Jessica Levinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jessica Levinson

I'm not sure if we mature or if we just get older. If the latter is true, voluntary integration might be a great move for our motley crew of legislators.

State of the Union 2011: HuffPost Bloggers Weigh In

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huffington Post

President Obama delivered the State of the Union address Tuesday night -- the second of his presidency. So, in what ways was this speech a success, or failure? See what HuffPost bloggers are saying.

Nancy Pelosi Declines Eric Cantor's State Of The Union Proposal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has begged off sitting with Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) at Tuesday night's State of the Union Ad...

Tucson Shooting Looms Over Obama State Of The Union Address

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Tucson shootings produced a new State of the Union seating plan Tuesday, but no apparent new agreement on the thorniest issues ...

Some Supreme Court Justices Not Attending State Of The Union

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Chief Justice John Roberts will lead a contingent of six Supreme Court justices at President Barack Obama's State of the Union spee...

State Of The Union Address 2011: Time, Length, Details (INFO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama delivers the 2011 State of the Union Address tonight, beginning at 9 p.m. Eastern Time and 6 p.m. Pacific Time. Obama's speech...

State Of The Union 2011: Live Updates

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Pleading for unity in a newly divided government, President Barack Obama implored Democratic and Republican lawmakers to rally behind hi...

State Of The Union 2011: It's The Economy, Again

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Pleading for unity in a newly divided government, President Barack Obama implored Democratic and Republican lawmakers to rally behi...

Obama Is Latest President To Push Competitiveness

AP/The Huffington Post | ERICA WERNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — When President Barack Obama calls in his State of the Union address for a new focus on American competitiveness, he'll be striking ...

Details On State Of The Union 2011

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama will deliver the State of the Union Address for 2011 beginning at 9 p.m. Eastern Time and 6 p.m. Pacific Time on Tuesday, Jan. ...

At Obama's Midpoint, An Altered State Of The Union

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Standing before a nation clamoring for jobs, President Barack Obama will call for targeted spending to boost the economy but also f...