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State of the Union Address 2012

Rescuing the American Dream

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

For decades, the cornerstone of fulfilling the American dream has been getting a good education. But that cornerstone has crumbled for millions of America's children.

Michael McAuliff

Rep Lawmaker Suggests Carving New State Out Of U.S. Ally Pakistan

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama is losing the war in Afghanistan to the Taliban, argued Rep. Louie Gohmert after listening to Tuesday's State of the Uni...

Matt Sledge

Obama PledgesTo 'Clear Away The Red Tape' For Construction Projects

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.26.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama promised in his 2012 State of the Union address on Tuesday night to "sign an executive order clearing away the red tape that sl...

State Of The Union-Announced Unit Faces Uphill Battle

Firedoglake | David Dayen | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

I'll pepper in my thoughts on the State of the Union Address throughout the day, but I would be remiss if I didn't start with the announcement of a Un...

Joy Resmovits

State Of The Union Hints At New Education Proposals, Aims For Consensus

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.09.2012 | Education

Though education played a sizable role in President Barack Obama's third State of the Union address Tuesday evening -- even proving to be the speech's...

Obama Issues Populist Challenge

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Declaring the American dream under siege, President Barack Obama delivered a populist challenge Tuesday night to shrink the gap between ...

Obama Praises Bold Raid While Audience In The Dark

AP | By LOU KESTEN and KIMBERLY DOZIER | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- "Good job tonight," President Barack Obama told his Defense chief as he arrived for his annual State of the Union message. Unknown to a...

My Reaction to the State of the Union

Simon Sheaff | Posted 03.26.2012 | Home
Simon Sheaff

[The speech] showed Obama's strategy in his re-election campaign -- blaming previous administrations (rightly or not) for all economic woes, while throwing statistic after statistic at the American people showing the economy is improving. Will it work? Only time, and voters, will tell.

WORD CLOUDS: How Did The State Of The Union Address Compare To Past Years?

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

Following President Barack Obama's 2012 State of the Union address, there's sure to be a lot of talk about the speech. But one thing is certainly inco...

Obama's Speech Hits Home In Town Reeling From Broken Promises

AP | ALAN SCHER ZAGIER | Posted 03.26.2012 | Business

MOBERLY, Mo. — After 19 years running state unemployment offices across northern Missouri, Steve Moore can rattle off the names of shuttered fac...

Giffords: 'Every Day I Am Working Hard'

AP | By KEVIN FREKING | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The chair between Reps. Jeff Flake and Raul Grijalva stood empty at last year's State of the Union address, reserved for their colleague...

Michael McAuliff

State Of The Union 2012: Reactions Weren't All Predictable

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Not everyone played to form after Tuesday's State of the Union address by President Obama. Republicans as different as Rep. James Lan...

Hunter Stuart

WATCH: The State Of The Union 2012 On Crack

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

Did you miss President Obama's State Of The Union speech on Tuesday night? Were you watching repeat episodes of "The Real Housewives Of Atlanta" on Br...

Michael McAuliff

Hug Was Nice, But Lawmakers Note Giffords' Absence In Obama Speech

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For Democrats, there wasn't much missing from President Obama's State of the Union speech -- except some thought there could have been a...

GOP Candidates React To State Of The Union

Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

After President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night, it didn't take long for candida...

Bonnie Kavoussi

Labor Leaders And Economists Unimpressed With Jobs Proposals In Obama's State Of The Union

HuffingtonPost.com | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 01.25.2012 | Business

President Obama's emphasis on creating manufacturing jobs in his State of the Union address on Tuesday sounded just right to union leaders. But ev...

Politicians React To State Of The Union

Posted 01.24.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech on Tuesday night prompted an outpouring of reaction from both sides of the aisle in the political c...

Ryan Grim

Harry Reid Backs Obama's Call For Congressional Insider Trading Ban

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Tuesday night he would support legislation to end insider trading among members of Congr...

WATCH: State Of The Union Video

Posted 01.24.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama gave this year's State of the Union speech on Tuesday night. HuffPost's Jen Bendery reports on the president's address: ...

Elise Foley

Obama's State Of The Union Speech On Immigration: Control-C, Control-V

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When President Obama's immigration policy staffers gathered to help pen the State of the Union Address passage dedicated to their issue...

Amanda Terkel

WATCH: Obama Makes Terrible Joke During State Of The Union

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.24.2012 | Politics

Few would say that President Obama's State of the Union address was funny. But he did, at one point, try to make a joke: We've already announced o...

Dave Jamieson

Obama Calls For Job Training, Unemployment Insurance Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a State of the Union speech focused tightly on jobs and the economy, President Barack Obama outlined his ideas for getting long-term ...

Amanda Terkel

Obama Hugs Gabby Giffords At State Of The Union

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.25.2012 | Politics

As President Barack Obama made his way through the crowd of lawmakers in the House gallery for the State of the Union address Tuesday, he stopped and ...

Twitter Reacts To Obama's State Of The Union

Posted 01.24.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech had Twitter abuzz on Tuesday night. HuffPost's Jen Bendery reports: Obama used Tuesday's Stat...

State Of The Union Speech Text

Posted 01.24.2012 | Politics

On Tuesday night, President Barack Obama is delivering this year's State of the Union address to a joint-session of Congress. Indiana Gov. Mitch Da...