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Sam Stein

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

GOP Rep Explains Why He Invited Ted Nugent To State Of The Union

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

After choosing inflammatory entertainer Ted Nugent as his plus-one for Tuesday's State of the Union address, Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) explained h...

7 State Of The Union Goals Obama Hasn't Fulfilled Since 2012

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 02.12.2013 | Business

It has been about a year since President Barack Obama delivered his last State Of The Union Address, so it's about time to check in on the state of hi...

Lynne Peeples

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

Michael Calderone

Obama Lunches With Anchors Before State Of The Union | Michael Calderone | Posted 02.12.2013 | Media

President Obama will have lunch Tuesday with several TV anchors and hosts, fulfilling a White House tradition held the afternoon before giving the Sta...

Jason Linkins

State Of The Union Drinking Game | 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...

Ed Today: 'House Of Cards' Goes Where No Congress Has Gone In Recent Years; SOTU And Early Education

Joy Resmovits | Posted 04.14.2013 | Politics
Joy Resmovits

Netflix Reauthorizes No Child Left Behind? Or so quips this EdWeek headline. Real-life Congress hasn't yet reauthorized NCLB (since 2007!), but characters on the Netflix series "House of Cards" do. "[Writer Beau] Willimon noted on Twitter that he hinged the plot on education because it affects us all directly and indirectly, and because of the contention that often revolves around education reform," EdWeek writes. Read the full story for a taste of which education fights the show covers. My take: Obviously TV isn't reality, but there are a few major inaccuracies. The most glaring one in my eyes is that teachers unions can't legally hold a national strike over some federal legislation they dislike!

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...

Police Chief To Attend SOTU, Advocate For Stricter Gun Control

Newsday | Patrick Whittle | Posted 04.14.2013 | New York

Malverne police Chief John Aresta knows what guns can do in the wrong hands. He lost one of his closest friends in law enforcement to a shooting, and ...

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 | 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...

Sam Stein

Another Obama Flop Prosecuting Wall Street -- So Far | Sam Stein | Posted 02.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hours before last year's State of the Union address, the Obama administration offered The Huffington Post an exclusive. During his speec...

A 'Laundry List' Tradition Worth Reviving

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.13.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Congress used to take the president a lot more seriously, which is a tradition that seems ripe for revival.