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 […]

02/18/2014

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 […]

01/29/2014

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 […]

01/29/2014

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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 […]

01/29/2014

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.

01/29/2014

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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 […]

01/28/2014

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 […]

01/27/2014

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 […]

01/27/2014

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 […]

01/24/2014

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 […]

01/23/2014

In this Feb. 12, 2013 photo, President Barack Obama, with Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio behind him, gives his State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File-Pool)

State of the Union: Of pledges, pleas and setbacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Here’s a little secret about the State of the Union address that President Barack Obama will deliver next week: He’ll give Congress a long list of requests but few likely will be […]

01/22/2014

President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting with Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Jan. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama to press jobs agenda with executive actions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ready to put an economic spotlight on his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama is picking up the pace of his jobs message and making a case that, even against […]

01/14/2014

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