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Obama State of the Union 2014

Joy Resmovits

Ahead Of State Of The Union, Advocates Wonder Whether Obama Forgot Public Schools | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama is widely expected to address income inequality in his 2014 State of the Union address Tuesday, and education advocates hope th...

Partisanship as Usual

Michael A. Hardy | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Michael A. Hardy

Clearly, if democracy means anything it must mean that every voter has the right to meaningful participation in the voting process.

Shahien Nasiripour

Why Obama's Education Department Is College Students' Worst Enemy | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

Young Americans look to a college education as the surest way to bridge the widening gap between the richest and the rest in this new 21st century Gil...

Working on Empty: America's Workers Are Spending Down Savings to Survive

Farai Chideya | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Farai Chideya


Elise Foley

Dreamer At Last Year's State Of The Union Laments Congress' Failures On Immigration | Elise Foley | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A year ago, Alan Aleman sat in the House gallery and watched President Barack Obama vow to sign immigration reform into law in 2013. It ...

SOTU 2014: The Cognitive Power of the President

George Lakoff | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
George Lakoff

Beyond material power, the president has even greater power -- cognitive power -- and he hasn't used it much. Cognitive power is the power to put important ideas in people's minds by shaping public discourse.

Matt Sledge

White House Says Obama Will 'Bypass Congress' In 2014 | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney predicted that President Barack Obama will "bypass Congress" when necessary in 2014, taking unilateral executiv...

Ryan J. Reilly

When Will Obama Stop Nominating Pro-Corporate Judges? | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There are two ways the Obama administration could end the corporate world's current winning streak when it comes to U.S. Supreme Court d...

GOP Senator: Obama 'Has A Lot Of Explaining To Do'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) said President Barack Obama "has a lot of explaining to do" in his annual State of the Union address. "According to recent r...

Here's All You Need To Know About The State Of The Union Address

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama reports to Congress and the nation Tuesday on the State of the Union, an annual rite in official Washington...

Michael Calderone

Muckraking Journalists Needed Now More Than Ever As Inequality Gap Grows | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- As opulent mansions sprouted up on the Upper East Side in the late 19th century, reporter Jacob Riis journeyed through the slums downtown,...

Jason Linkins

State Of The Union Rebuttals: What's The Point? | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

As we've previously discussed in this space, State of the Union addresses are mostly useless. The pageantry is nice, and the speech itself provides ad...

Paul Blumenthal

How The 0.01 Percent Underwrites, And Undermines, Politics | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just four days after being named Mitt Romney's vice presidential running mate in August 2012, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) made a pilgrimage ...

Sam Stein

Obama's First State Of The Union Marked A Turning Point, One His Old Advisers Now Regret | Sam Stein | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For all of the intrigue and attention that surrounds them, presidential State of the Union addresses are often oversold affairs. Yes, th...

McMorris Rodgers To Give Official Republican State Of The Union Response

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) will give the party's official response to the president's State of the Union addre...

Jennifer Bendery

Sean Hannity To Attend State Of The Union With Louie Gohmert | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Conservative radio show host Sean Hannity will be at the State of the Union next week, thanks to Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas). Gohmer...

Dave Jamieson

Fast-Food Workers Set The Table For Raising The Minimum Wage | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has made it clear that income inequality will be his defining issue in 2014. If such a strategy helps him advance...

Howard Fineman

A New Gilded Age Threatens The State Of Our Union | Howard Fineman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The numbers are shocking -- assuming that we still have the capacity for shock -- and they will form the backdrop for President Barack O...

Most Republicans Say Government Aid To The Poor Does 'More Harm Than Good'

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Americans across both parties see a growing chasm between the wealthiest and the rest of the country, according to a Pew Research/USA Today poll relea...

Obama Runs Marijuana Up the Flagpole

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

With almost half the states allowing marijuana to be used medicinally, and with Obama's stated opinion that it is "less dangerous" than alcohol, the time has come for rescheduling marijuana. Obama should use the his upcoming State of the Union speech to outline this historic change.

Sam Stein

White House Downplays Deficit-Debt As Focus Shifts To State Of The Union 2014 | Sam Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's an annual rite of passage. In the lead-up to the State of the Union address in late January, the White House teases out policy ...