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State of the Union Speech

Michael Calderone

Muckraking Journalists Needed Now More Than Ever As Inequality Gap Grows

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media

NEW YORK -- As opulent mansions sprouted up on the Upper East Side in the late 19th century, reporter Jacob Riis journeyed through the slums downtown,...

Jason Linkins

State Of The Union Rebuttals: What's The Point?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

As we've previously discussed in this space, State of the Union addresses are mostly useless. The pageantry is nice, and the speech itself provides ad...

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 ...

Obama Wrapping Up Tour In Hometown

Posted 02.15.2013 | Politics

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama was wrapping up his post-State of the Union tour by talking about...

Obama State of the Union: Rallying Cry Against Economic Disenfranchisement

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

While the president's speech was ambitious and not short on specifics, it was resoundingly consistent in this one theme alone, that of owning up to the working poor and indigent in America, and taking a seismic step in advancing towards economic justice.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Obama's State Of The Union Address Draws Some Republican Praise

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite Republican criticism of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, some GOP lawmakers offered rare praise for some asp...

Joy Resmovits

Can Obama Deliver On His Big Preschool Promise?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

Just one day after President Barack Obama unveiled hisbig promise to America's smallest children, both advocates and allies are raising major question...

John Celock

States Split On Key Obama Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

State lawmakers' reactions to President Barack Obama's announcement Tuesday night of a new bipartisan voting commission split along party lines. Th...

Rush Slams Obama's 'Bold-Faced Lies'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

Despite saying he "really liked" parts of President Barack Obama's 2013 State of the Union address, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh criticized w...

Best Lines From Obama's SOTU Speech

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union in front of a joint session of congress and honored guests as the world watched from home on T...

Eleazar David Melendez

Bankers Giddy After SOTU Speech

HuffingtonPost.com | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 02.13.2013 | Business

President Barack Obama’s failure to mention financial reform during Tuesday night’s State of the Union address is a disappointing setback that sho...

Luke Johnson

Obama's State Of The Union Call Has Popular Support

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.14.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- A wide majority of Americans support President Barack Obama's call to take action on climate change, according to polling released by th...

Janell Ross

New York Immigrants Watch State Of The Union, Hope Congress Really Heard Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 02.13.2013 | Latino Voices

NEW YORK -- On Tuesdays inside the Make the Road office in Jackson Heights in the New York City borough of Queens, Lorenzo Montenegro usually needs hi...

PHOTO: McCain, Schumer, Graham's State Of The Union Moment

Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

State of the Union addresses sometimes -- sometimes! -- bring out those rare bipartisan moments in Washington. A photo captured at Tuesday appears to ...

Rubio: 'I Don't Think A Minimum Wage Law Works'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who gave the Republican response to the State of The Union Tuesday, came out in opposition to minimum wage laws Wednesday, ...

WATCH: Obama State Of The Union 2013 Video

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address on Tuesday. The speech was given in front of a joint session of Congress, with many wa...

WATCH: Obama Gives State Of The Union Address

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama gave his annual State of the Union address Tuesday night in front of a joint session of Congress. Obama touched on issues li...

Watch State Of The Union 2013

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama gave his annual State of the Union address Tuesday night. Obama touched on issues like immigration and the economy in the ad...