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Obama State of the Union Speech

Why Liberals Wanted Obama To Sound More Like Warren

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

BOSTON (AP) — Tensions within the Democratic Party were on display in the living rooms of Massachusetts, where liberal activists watched President B...

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...

What To Look For In Obama's State Of The Union Speech

Reuters | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

By Mark Felsenthal WASHINGTON, Feb 10 (Reuters) - After staking out an unapologetically progressive vision in his inaugural address l...

Friday Talking Points -- SOTU Review

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

What is possibly the most striking thing about Obama's message is that he's going to run as a strong foreign policy president -- something that I can't for the life of me remember happening in the past 30 or 40 years.

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 ...

Obama's State Of The Union Health Care Points Explained

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In his State Of The Union speech Tuesday, President Obama touched on an issue that's been a top focus of his administration: improving health care. H...

Our Path to a Clean Energy Future

Maggie Fox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Maggie Fox

In this State of the Union address, much of the President's attention was rightly focused on economic growth. That's why the President was correct to call for investment in clean energy.

Obama's Hidden Foreign Policy In State Of The Union

The Huffington Post | Cara Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Obama's expansive State of the Union address on Tuesday covered everything from Facebook to smoked salmon, but was surprisingly short on a topic that ...

The State of Union On Foreign Policy – Translated

Foreign Policy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Cable brings you the second annual edition of our attempt to translate the foreign policy portions of President Obama's State of the Union address...

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...

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...

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 ...

Obama State Of The Union Speech 2011: FULL TEXT & VIDEO

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Prior to President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech on Tuesday evening, the National Journal obtained a draft of the address from an unidentif...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

Health Care Repeal -- More Annoying than Head On

Linda Bergthold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

If Rep. Paul Ryan mentions health care at all on Tuesday, it is likely be the same old same old. After all, if they had any new ideas that could actually cut costs and improve quality, wouldn't we have heard about them already?

Under the Gun, Obama Mounts Comeback

Bill Lucey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Lucey

Who would have thought that over a year since the three presidential debates took place, McCain would look like the sensible sage, while Obama appears the one out of touch to the needs of mainstream America?

State Of The Union: Obama Speech Previewed

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Seizing a chance to reconnect, President Barack Obama will use his first State of the Union address to try to persuade the people o...

Obama's State of the Union Address: An Epitaph for the GOP

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob Heilbrunn

The conservative movement is now officially dead. All that remains is for the pallbearers to carry the casket to its burial site. Obama's speech tonight will provide the funeral oration.