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State of the Union 2010

Looking Back At Obama's Past State Of The Union Addresses

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.24.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama will deliver his fourth State of the Union address Tuesday night at 9 p.m. ET. Here's a look back at Obama's past three address...

We Are All Presidential Speechwriters

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Hart

Beneath the strains of more government-less government, more spending-less spending, leave-me-alone versus the commonwealth lies the deeper question: what kind of society do we want?

HuffPost Comedy's State Of The Union Drinking Game 2010

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

NOTE: The Huffington Post in no way encourages binge drinking. This is the comedy section. If you actually drank as much as we suggested you would die...

John Roberts: Scene At Obama's State Of Union Was 'Very Troubling'

AP | JAY REEVES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts said Tuesday the scene at President Barack Obama's first State of the Union address was "very...

Roy Sekoff On 'Larry King Live': John Edwards Debacle Is Like A Bad Telenovela

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

John Edwards's fall from grace is worthy of a Greek tragedy or a telenovela, according to HuffPost's Roy Sekoff. Roy appeared on Larry King Live Thur...

State Of The Union: Behind-The-Scenes White House Photos (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

The White House Flickr released a new batch of photos taken at Wednesday night's State of the Union address. The pics capture the crowd as the preside...

Jason Linkins

Rep. Jeff Flake Sizes Up GOP Future With A 'Blame It On Bush' Lament

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans get all emo and aggrieved whenever they hear President Barack Obama publicly discuss the set of circumstances he inherited from his predec...

Fox News Wins State Of The Union Coverage On Cable News

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Obama's State of the Union drew about 48 million total viewers across the networks, but on cable news the majority of viewers turned to Fox News. Fox...

Jason Linkins

Mark Halperin Now Just Telling People He's 'Dumb'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Apparently, last night's State of the Union address just didn't CHANGE enough GAME for poor, old Time magazine Photoshop blogger Mark Halperin, who we...

Chicago Reacts To Obama's First State Of The Union Address

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Last year, Chicagoans were basking in the glow of our new, hometown president: Barack Obama. With our "Hope" t-shirts on and "Change" bumper stickers,...

Obama State Of The Union 2010 Ratings: 48 Million Viewers, Fox Tops

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

LOS ANGELES — About 48 million viewers watched President Barack Obama's first State of the Union address on 11 networks, with Fox TV drawing the...

Arianna: Obama Did Not Make Middle Class The Priority In State Of The Union Speech

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

President Obama did not make middle class Americans the centerpiece of his State of the Union speech, according to Arianna. She weighed in on the pre...

Sam Stein

Obama Takes Crack At GOP For Not Applauding Tax Cuts (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama started his State of the Union address Wednesday night by going after the low-hanging political fruit: declaring the bailout of...

Michelle Obama Tells Congress To 'Sit Down' During State Of The Union Address (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama acknowledged a somewhat "embarrassed" Michelle Obama during his State of the Union address on Wednesday. Obama motioned to the first...

Jason Linkins

SOTU: The Media's Malformed Narratives

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

So, how is our mainstream media doing at entrenching its narratives ahead of tonight's State Of The Union address? Comically well, it seems! Let's ta...

Sam Stein and Ryan Grim

Obama Emphasizes Bipartisanship: Dems And GOP Unite In Displeasure

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein and Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama pledged on Wednesday night to push forward with the agenda he set in place upon entering office, declaring to a packed House ch...

State Of The Union: Reactions, Analysis Of Obama's 2010 Address

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Barack Obama gave his State of the Union address Wednesday night. Below is a roundup of analysis and reaction to the speech. CBS News conducted an i...

State Of The Union 2010: Obama To Distribute Billions For High-Speed Rail

McClatchy | Michael Doyle | McClatchy Newspapers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- High-speed rail receives a presidential shout-out worth billions of dollars in President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech Wednes...

Jason Linkins

GOP Rebuttal: McDonnell Changes Optics, Plays It Safe

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The last time a Virginia governor was tasked with the rebuttal it was Tim Kaine, and the big takeaway was that the DNC was going to have to add a line item for eyebrow wrangling into their operational budget.

Bob McDonnell Speech (FULL TEXT): Republican State Of The Union Response

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Huffington Post obtained a copy of Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's Republican response to the State of The Union Address as prepared for delivery: ...

What Should Obama Address In The State Of The Union?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This Wednesday will mark Barack Obama's first ever State of the Union address. After a year in office, Obama will try to make sense of America's curre...

State Of The Union Address 2010: Time Of Speech, When It May End, Where To Watch Online (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The State of the Union Address for 2010 is slated to start at 9 p.m. Eastern Time and 6 p.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010. President Ba...

Obama Spending Freeze: President To Propose Three-Year Discretionary Spending Freeze

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama will ask Congress to freeze spending for some domestic programs for three years beginning in 2011. The pr...

BREAKING: State of the Union Address Leaked

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

In his first State of the Union Address Wednesday night, President Barack Obama will attempt to reach out to middle class voters by stating his opposition to pants on the ground.