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Sotu 2013

WATCH: Obama, Kirk Exchange Exploding Fist Bump

Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

Moments before taking the podium and giving his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, President Barack Obama did something that sparked an Inte...

Obama Calls For Raising Minimum Wage

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama wants an increase in the minimum hourly wage from the current $7.25 to $9 by the end of 2015. Obama also proposes...

Amanda Terkel

Minimum Wage Increase Central To Obama's Plan For 'Thriving Middle Class'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Tuesday night laid out a vision for a society in which everyone has a fair shot at a decent education, adequat...

Yes to Obama's New Jobs Focus, But Defend Health and Retirement Benefits

Roger Hickey | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics
Roger Hickey

We should encourage Obama and Congressional Democrats to stop talking about cutting essential programs -- and start talking, as the president tried to tonight, about investing in jobs and growth.

State Of The Union Emotion Of The Night

Howard Fineman | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics
Howard Fineman

President Barack Obama laid out a detailed progressive agenda, a recitation that some pundits panned, but that early polls showed the public liked.

Paul Echoes Infamous Romney Line In Tea Party Response

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) gave the Tea Party rebuttal to President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday evening, warning against the dangers of ...

Ryan Grim

Obama Pledges Unilateral Action On Climate Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama Tuesday night pledged that if Congress refuses to take action to stem climate change, his administration would ac...

Jon Ward

Marco Rubio Response To Obama's State Of The Union Is First Big Test On Long Road To 2016

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Marco Rubio's speech Tuesday night elevated him to the national stage, but also presented him with his first real test on the long and...

FACT CHECK: Obama's SOTU Claims Scrutnized

AP | CALVIN WOODWARD | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama did some cherry-picking Tuesday night in defense of his record on jobs and laid out a conditional path to ci...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Poll: Instant Reaction To State Of The Union Largely Positive

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Reaction to President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday was largely positive among those who watched the speech, according to i...

What Did Biden Whisper To Boehner?

Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama stood before a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, delivering his fifth annual State of the Union address. In a speech that d...

Joy Resmovits

Obama Signals Shift By Zeroing In On Educational Margins

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

During Tuesday night's State of the Union address, President Barack Obama proposed several major education initiatives, including a big push to expand...

State of the Union on Climate Change: What's the Rush?

Keith Peterman | Posted 04.14.2013 | Green
Keith Peterman

A recent report for the World Bank states that the consequences of a +4 degrees Celsius world would be "catastrophic." We are currently on a trajectory toward a +6 degrees Celsius world by 2035. Simply stated, there is no time left.

State Of The Union: Obama Addresses Climate Change And Green Energy, Short On Details

Lynne Peeples | Posted 04.14.2013 | Green
Lynne Peeples

President Barack Obama's State of the Union remarks fell in line with what many energy experts, industry representatives and environmental advocates p...

Gerry Smith

Obama Wants More Immigrant Entrepreneurs And Engineers

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 02.13.2013 | Technology

During his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Barack Obama called for reforms to the nation's immigration system that would help highly-ski...

Parched Rubio Finds Oasis During State Of The Union Rebuttal

Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) was given the difficult task of delivering the GOP rebuttal to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesda...

Full Text Of Rand Paul's Speech

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) gave the Tea Party response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night. In his remarks, Paul encou...

Chris Kirkham

Obama Ducks Congress With Jobs Order

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Kirkham | Posted 02.13.2013 | Business

President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech included far-reaching economic proposals -- comprehensive tax reform and a multi-billion dollar job...

Obama: GOP Should Back My Plans

Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

By JULIE PACE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Uncompromising and politically emboldened, President Barack Obama urged a deeply divided Congres...

Obama Gives Little Ground to His Adversaries

William Galston | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics
William Galston

Although the State of the Union was less about progressive principles than was the second inaugural, its tone and substance extended few olive branches to the Republicans. For a while, anyway, Obama is committed to an outside-in strategy.

Environmentalists React To State Of The Union

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 02.12.2013 | Green

"For the sake of our children and our future, we must do more to combat climate change," President Barack Obama declared in his 2013 State of the Unio...

Ryan J. Reilly

102-Year-Old Voter Gets Standing Ovation

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Desiline Victor, a 102-year-old Miami woman who waited for hours to vote in the last election, got a standing ovation from the nation's ...

Michael McAuliff

Obama On Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama hailed his signature health care reform law in his State of the Union address Tuesday night, even as he pledged t...

Dave Jamieson

Obama Speech Pokes Mitt

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama argued in his State of the Union address that it was time to raise the federal minimum wage to $9 per hour and pe...

Marco Rubio Speech Follows Obama's SOTU Address

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) gives the GOP rebuttal to President Barack Obama's 2013 State of the Union address Tuesday night. Rubio's remarks come af...