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State of the Union Speech 2014

Paul Blumenthal

How The 0.01 Percent Underwrites, And Undermines, Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Sam Stein

White House Downplays Deficit-Debt As Focus Shifts To State Of The Union 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...