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State of the Union Speech

Rand Paul Weighs In On Obama's State Of The Union

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul's (R-Ky.) will deliver the Tea Party rebuttal to Obama's State of the Union address. Obama will speak to a joint session of Congress...

Preview Obama's State Of The Union Speech

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama will give his State of the Union address Tuesday night in front of a joint session of Congress. Obama is expected to touch o...

Sam Stein

Nancy Pelosi Laces Into Congressman Who Invited Ted Nugent To State Of The Union

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The decision by Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) to invite controversial musician Ted Nugent to be his guest at Tuesday night's State of t...

Obama Gives State Of The Union Address 2013

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

By JULIE PACE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Still hampered by the vulnerable economy, President Barack Obama is using his State of the Union...

Ryan J. Reilly

Obama Presidential Voting Commission To Be Announced

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will announce a bipartisan presidential voting commission to focus on improving the Election Day experience, The ...

Jason Linkins

Second-Term Obama Is Apparently Way Into Dubstep

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

The White House will be offering State Of The Union junkies the opportunity to watch an "enhanced" version of President Barack Obama's speech tonight ...

Medal Of Honor Recipient Declines State Of The Union Invite

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

One day after receiving the U.S. Army's highest accolade, former Staff Sergeant Clint Romesha will not be attending President Barack Obama's State of ...

Lynne Peeples

What Environmentalists Are Expecting On Climate Change In State Of The Union

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.12.2013 | Green

Ronnie Citron-Fink of upstate New York personally felt the effects of Hurricane Irene, her cousins in Long Island lost a home to Superstorm Sandy and ...

Jason Linkins

Real Talk: State Of The Union Addresses Don't Actually Accomplish Very Much

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

Big presidential speeches do not help shape and shift opinion. The power of the bully pulpit is overrated. Presidents typically evince support for pol...

LATEST UPDATES: Obama Delivers State Of The Union Address

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama delivers his annual State of the Union address on Tuesday. Obama's speech takes place in front of a joint session of Congres...

Middle Class Woes Should Drive Obama Speech -- And Acts

Howard Fineman | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics
Howard Fineman

Why wait for the president's speech? If you want to know his theme -- and it's hardly a surprise -- just glance at the quintessential Beltway pre-spin transaction: White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer's "exclusive" preview feed to Mike Allen's "Playbook." According to Pfeiffer, President Barack Obama is going to ... champion the middle class, which, Pfeiffer points out, his boss has done consistently since he began running for the highest office in the land back in 2007. That's true. I was there. Obama always has cited improving the economic lot of the middle class as a central purpose. So has every other politician in modern times. But as Obama prepares to deliver his latest State of the Union address, the issue isn't rhetoric -- it's results. And while the words are there, the results, to be blunt, are not.

Christina Wilkie

Newtown Senator Demands NRA CEO 'Reject' Gun Lobbyist Comments

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut demanded on Tuesday that the National Rifle Association and its CEO, Wayne LaPierre, "...

Who Will Be Joining Michelle Obama At SOTU?

Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

The White House has released the names of those who will have the honor of being First Lady Michelle Obama's guests at tonight's State of the Union ad...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

State Of The Union Unlikely To Change Obama's Approval Ratings

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night may do much to outline his second term priorities, but if history is a...

David Wood

North Korea Nuclear Test Should Prompt New Arms Reductions, Expert Says

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With an arsenal that could rain down hundreds of devastating nuclear warheads on North Korea, the United States can afford to react calm...

Obama Will 'Throw Down The Gauntlet'

Real Clear Politics | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

Here’s what we know about President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night: It will include some news -- as in new challenges aimed at C...

Obama To Make Big Announcement On Afghanistan

AP | ROBERT BURNS and JULIE PACE | Posted 04.14.2013 | World

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Tuesday he will bring home within a year about half of the 66,000 U.S. troops now in Afghanistan, shrin...

Jason Linkins

State Of The Union Drinking Game

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

Well, hello there, kids! Today is Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, and you know what that means, don't you? Well, in case you haven't heard, tonight is the nig...

Obama Focusing Big Speech On Jobs

Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

By JIM KUHNHENN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The American public will get a competing mix of rhetoric and imagery in President Barack Obama...

Rubio, GOP Casting Obama Agenda As 'Big Government'

Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

By KEN THOMAS, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Republicans intend to cast President Barack Obama's second-term agenda as more "big government" ...

Joy Resmovits

State Of The Union Likely To Focus On Littlest Learners

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama made K-12 education a major component of his 2012 State of the Union Address -- so much so that the topic garnered the most tra...

Chris Kirkham

Why Job Creation Won't Come Easy In Obama's Second Term

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 02.12.2013 | Business

When President Barack Obama steps to the podium for Tuesday night's State of the Union address, nearly everyone expects him to lay out proposals to ge...

Janell Ross

Obama's State Of The Union Address Will Mention Immigration Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 02.12.2013 | Latino Voices

When President Barack Obama stands before Congress Tuesday and offers his vision for the country’s future, most expect him to mention controversial ...

Obama To Refocus On Key Issue In Annual Address

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will focus his State of the Union address on boosting job creation and economic growth at a time of high une...

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...