How did we stumble upon this idea? Well, we realized that asking members of Congress political questions as they walk the
The speech is, after all, called the State of the Union, not the State of the World. So perhaps President Barack Obama can be excused for dwelling on the American economy in his remarks Tuesday night, and all but ignoring the economic and political crises of the planet. There was lots of talk about how the U.S. has come back from the Great Recession, and about the president's plan (which the Republican-dominated Congress is likely to reject) to use new government programs and tax cuts to make up for the troubling stagnation of middle-class wages. But however assertive Obama was about the durability and creativity of the U.S. economy, he had little to say about global matters -- from economics to terrorism to the environment.
More than anything, President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address signaled a fresh battle for the hearts and minds of America's beleaguered middle class -- and Republicans weren't having any of it.
With the U.S. job market on more solid footing, President Barack Obama used his State of the Union address Tuesday night to advance a philosophy he’s increasingly embraced over the past year -- that the federal government can and should raise baseline standards inside the American workplace.
The emphasis on diplomacy was nothing new for the Obama administration, but the president's multiple references to U.S. reliance
During the next few weeks, the Republican hopefuls will have ample opportunities to hone the messages they floated on Tuesday
"With regards to Republicans and their antipathy to the president, tonight was no different from all other nights," Grayson
UPDATE: Jan. 21, 2:30 p.m. -- On Wednesday, The Huffington Post's Sam Stein asked Republican National Committee Chairman
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"I've been able to establish even essential things that a lot of us take for granted sometimes, like credit," Garcia said
There's also a partisan fracture on views of the economy, with Democrats significantly more likely than Republicans to give
"We may go at it in campaign season, but surely we can agree that the right to vote is sacred; that it's being denied to
As Obama began speaking, a key uncertainty remained: What balance would he strike between the desire to shape the political terrain for 2016 and the imperatives of governing in 2015? The former required bold initiatives, of a kind likely to evoke sharply negative reactions from Republicans who command majorities in both the House and the Senate. But successful legislating this year will require compromise with those very majorities. Could he thread the needle, making the Democratic political case for next year without undermining the possibility of legislative progress this year?
President Barack Obama gave his annual State of the Union address on Tuesday in front of a joint session of Congress. Obama
President Barack Obama gave his State of the Union address on Tuesday. In case you missed it, we mashed up all the best parts
This article has been updated to include comments from Emma Sulkowicz. In an address that largely focused on economic issues