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State of the Union Speech

Obama Poll Watch -- January, 2016

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

President Obama just had a very good month in the polls. Not spectacular, mind you, but still better than any month since January of 2015. Essentially, Obama regained the job approval polling ground he lost over the previous two or three months.

Friday Talking Points -- The Knives Come Out

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The winner of the Most Disappointing Democrat Of The Week award was none other than Chelsea Clinton. There's a word for what she is doing, and it is called "fearmongering."

Bottoms Up! It's Another State Of The Union Drinking Game!

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics

Well, everyone, it's January of 2016 and it's time for the State of the Union address. This year it's President Barack Obama's last such speech befor...

White House Will Make A Powerful Gesture On Gun Violence At The State Of The Union

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House spends a considerable amount of attention each year on who will receive the honor of sitting with the first lady d...

John Boehner Reveals How He Survives The State Of The Union

AP | Posted 03.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — How to behave when 30 million Americans give your political nemesis their undivided attention in a televised speech and your job i...

Did the Public Like Obama's State of the Union Speech?

John A. Tures | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

Republicans frequently used the line "missed opportunity" to respond to Obama's 2015 State of the Union address. But actually, it sounds more like a golden opportunity. The only question is whether the president will be able use this newfound public support.

Watch Obama's State Of The Union Speech Here

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.20.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama gave his annual State of the Union address on Tuesday, Jan. 20. Obama addressed college affordability, cybersecurity and th...

SOTU Preview: The State of the Union Address Is Decadent and Depraved

David Murray | Posted 03.22.2015 | Politics
David Murray

See, the SOTU isn't primarily about speechwriting, or even communication. It's about Washington code-making and code-breaking, a process that's by turns amusing, enraging and soul-straining. So I live-blog the SOTU at my personal blog. And I drink.

For State Of Union, Obama Faces GOP For First Time

AP | By JULIE PACE | Posted 03.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time in his presidency, Barack Obama will stand before a Republican-led Congress to deliver his State of the Union a...

Cromnibus Stop?

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.02.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There are plenty of metaphors to choose from, as we all breathlessly watch the Republican Party make their latest attempt at semi-rational governing.

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?

Sabrina Siddiqui

Who Were Lawmakers Wearing At State Of The Union?

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Amanda Terkel

White House: Just Because Obama Didn't Mention ENDA In SOTU Doesn't Mean He Doesn't Care

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Joshua Hersh

State Of The Union Omits Egypt, Country's Second Snub In A Week

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

State Of The Union Poll Gives Obama Positive Marks

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Jon Ward

Rand Paul Avoids Speechifying, Delivers Webinar On How To Improve Economy

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Howard Fineman

Obama's Big-Time Small Ball

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Fact Checking President Obama's State Of The Union

AP | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

BY CALVIN WOODWARD, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — It seems to be something of an occupational hazard for President Barack Obama: When he...

Here's Obama's State Of The Union Address In Two Minutes

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama delivered the 2014 State of the Union address on Tuesday. In his address before a joint session of Congress, Obama spoke on ...

GOP Rep. Gives Republican Response To State Of The Union Address

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) gave the GOP response to President Barack Obama's 2014 State of the Union address. McMorris Rodgers touched o...

See Video Of Obama's State Of The Union

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama delivered the 2014 State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 28. Obama's speech touched on income inequality, the minim...

Matt Sledge

Obama Says Exactly Zero Words About Pot, Drug Policy Or Criminal Justice Reform In SOTU

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama didn't mention criminal justice, drug policy or marijuana in his 2014 State of the Union address at all. Obama recently told...

Jon Ward

Republicans Respond To Obama With A Soft-Focus Human Interest Speech

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A top Republican lawmaker on Tuesday made a vague pledge that Congress will work toward immigration reform this year, in the party's of...