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  • 6 takeaways from Obama's State of the Union speech

    WASHINGTON Here are six important takeaways from President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night. Economic populism The theme of Obama's one-hour speech was unmistakable: economic populism. He spoke about taxing the wealthy to help...
  • Republicans criticize Obama's State of the Union as partisan

    Lacking the presidential bully pulpit but boasting the largest congressional majority in generations, ‎top Republicans accused President Obama of loading his State of the Union address with partisan priorities instead of demonstrating the leadership...
  • Obama team tailors State of the Union for age of Twitter and YouTube

    Obama team tailors State of the Union for age of Twitter and YouTube
    As President Obama worked on his State of the Union address last week, his staff sent out an email blast to ask the public what should be in it. The White House hyped nearly every recent major policy announcement — on LinkedIn and other websites....
  • With State of Union, Obama faces Republican-led Congress for first time

    With State of Union, Obama faces Republican-led Congress for first time
    For the first time in his presidency, Barack Obama will stand before a Republican-led Congress to deliver his State of the Union address and try to convince lawmakers newly empowered to block his agenda that they should instead join with him on education,...
  • State of the Union conundrum: Can Obama take credit for economy?

    State of the Union conundrum: Can Obama take credit for economy?
    President Obama will lay out an ambitious vision Tuesday for government's role in American life, from such everyday concerns as how to pay for mortgages, tuition and doctors' bills to broader issues including the climate and national security. The...
  • Obama aims to influence 2016 debate with State of the Union

    Key elements of the economic proposals President Barack Obama will outline in his State of the Union address Tuesday appear to be aimed at driving the debate in the 2016 election on income inequality and middle-class economic issues, rather than setting a...
  • Immigration standoff

    Immigration standoff
    There is something truly unsavory about targeting for deportation immigrant children — particularly those known by the shorthand of "dreamers" who were brought to this country at a young age by their parents — but that was the priority of...
  • More pressure mounts on Dan Snyder to change the racial epithet that is his NFL team's name

    So far, Dan Snyder, the unrepentant owner of the Washington Redskins professional football team, has faced down pressure from President Obama, half of the U.S. Senate, some Native Americans and activists, federal trademark authorities and about 40% of...
  • Where is the line for leaders issuing executive orders?

    If the 2010 mid-term elections were according to President Obama “a shellacking,” then it’s going to take a lot to strip away the pain of the Republican Party’s midterm election victory in 2014. For the first time in eight years,...
  • US lead negotiator with Cuba is known for breaking barriers

    WASHINGTON The leader of the U.S. delegation to this week's talks on normalizing relations with Cuba has a reputation for determination and expertise at the State Department, where she flouted custom with an unlikely rise from rank-and-file civil...
  • Canadian firm heads to court to take land for Keystone pipeline

    WASHINGTON The Canadian company TransCanada went to court Tuesday to use eminent domain to force Nebraska landowners to give their property for the Keystone XL Pipeline, as the Senate moved closer to approving the controversial project. The Senate...