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Analysis: Lots of sticks, not too many carrots from Obama at State of the Union

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He opened with a populist rallying cry about corporate profits being “at all-time highs” while middle-class incomes “have barely budged.” He closed with a battle cry for gun control, in the name of the dead children of Newtown, the gravely injured former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and a Chicago high school majorette who loved Fig Newtons   [Read More]
Categories: White House

Top ten moments from the State of the Union

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It was a speech long on rhetoric, with dramatic moments and long dry stretches. Here are ten memorable moments from President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address: 1. High drama: The pervasive presence of gun violence victims President Obama didn’t talk for long about gun-related legislation — and he waited until the end of [...] [Read More]
Categories: White House

Himes likes Obama’s focus on jobs, education, infrastructure

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Rep. Jim Himes, D-Greenwich, gave President Obama high marks Tuesday for the president emphasis on jobs, infrastructure and education in his State of the Union speech. [Read More]
Categories: General

Newtown looms over State of the Union

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Painful memories of the Newtown, Conn., massacre loomed over President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night. A Newtown audience of honored guests sat high in the gallery, looking down on Congress as Obama urged the lawmakers to enact new laws on firearms. [Read More]
Categories: General

Battle of the excerpts: Obama vs. Rubio vs. Rand Paul

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In case you want the Cliff’s Notes version of tonight’s State of the Union (and the GOP and Tea Party responses), we are pleased to present you with excerpts released by each of the speakers. First up, President Obama: “It is our generation’s task, then, to reignite the true engine of America’s economic growth – [...] [Read More]
Categories: Marco Rubio

Watch the State Of The Union with the best pundits on Twitter

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Watching the State Of The Union tonight? If you’ll be checking social media, you’ll like this roundup. It will show you updates from the best political writers, humorists and the top posts with the #SOTU hashtag.

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Awkward questions Michelle Obama can ask Tim Cook at the State of the Union

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Apple will be in the house again at Tuesday’s State of the Union — the house being First Lady Michelle Obama’s luxury suite. This time, it will be Apple CEO Tim Cook getting the prime seat, just as Steve Jobs’ widow Laurene Powell Jobs got the golden ticket in 2012. Now the First Lady is [...] [Read More]

Sandy Hook teacher to be guest of second lady at State of the Union

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Kaitlin Roig, who is credited with helping to save the lives of 15 of her first-grade students by hiding them in a bathroom during the Dec. 14 shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, will be a special guest at tonight’s State of the Union address in Washington, D.C. “Dr. (Jill) Biden’s office [...] [Read More]
Categories: General