State of the Union address

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Obama, fellow Dems are at odds on big trade bills

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama wants to put major emerging trade deals with Europe and Asia on a “fast track” to congressional passage. But with midterm elections looming, many fellow Democrats are working to […]


Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 11, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Tax credit proposal has a bipartisan chance

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama gave a shout out to House Speaker John Boehner, hailing him as the successful son of a saloon keeper. It brought the […]


President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks in front of rolls of steel, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at the U.S. Steel's Mon Valley Works in West Mifflin, Pa. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Obama executive omissions leave some allies angry

WASHINGTON (AP) — For some White House allies, the long list of executive actions President Barack Obama announced in his State of the Union address was marred by a few glaring omissions. Gay rights advocates […]


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Text and video of State of the Union address

Text of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, as delivered and provided by the White House: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, my fellow Americans: Today in America, a teacher spent […]


President Barack Obama delivers the State of Union address before a joint session of Congress in the House chamber Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Washington, as Vice President Joe Biden, and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, listen. (AP Photo/Larry Downing, Pool)

State of the Union fact check

The Associated Press’ State of the Union fact check on Medicare premiums, upward mobility, infrastructure progress, health care enrollees and contractors’ minimum wage.


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Excerpts of Obama’s State of the Union address

Excerpts of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday, as released in advance by the White House: “In the coming months, let’s see where else we can make progress together. Let’s make this […]


President Barack Obama works at his desk in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, ahead of Tuesday night's State of the Union speech. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

For Obama, an address focused on what’s achievable

WASHINGTON (AP) — No longer about bold ambitions, this year’s State of the Union address will focus more on what’s actually achievable. For the White House, that dose of realism is aimed at avoiding a […]


In this April 15, 2013 photo, an emergency responder and volunteers, including Carlos Arredondo in the cowboy hat, push Jeff Bauman in a wheelchair after he was injured in an explosion near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Boston bomb survivors are guests at Obama speech

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Two survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing and an openly gay NBA player are among the guests who will sit with first lady Michelle Obama Tuesday when President Barack Obama delivers […]


President Barack Obama talks about National Security Agency (NSA)surveillance, Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at the Justice Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Obama focus on ‘opportunity,’ less on ‘inequality’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Income inequality is out, “ladders of opportunity” is in. Eager to dispel claims that President Barack Obama is engaging in “class warfare” as he heads into his State of the Union address […]


Obama Google Hangout

First-ever presidential virtual road trip to be held on Google+

Google has announced on its blog that President Barack Obama will log into Google+ Hangouts in a first-ever presidential virtual whistle stop tour. The “Presidential Hangout Road Trip” on Friday, January 31, will have the […]




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