State of the Union

Seattle's Socialist City Councilor Offers Radical Response to Obama Speech

Seattle's Socialist City Councilor Offers Radical Response to Obama Speech
Though Republicans tied themselves in knots and exposed their party's extensive internal rifts by offering four separate rebuttals to President Obama's State of the Union on Tuesday, a development that received less attention was the short response to the speech offered by recently-elected Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant.
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Limited Wage Hike for Federal Workers Draws Praise, Disdain and Cautious Optimism

Limited Wage Hike for Federal Workers Draws Praise, Disdain and Cautious Optimism
President Barack Obama's plan to raise the minimum wage for federally contracted workers is winning praise from unions and labor activists, but it could take a year or more before any hikes take place and the impact may not be as widespread as some advocates had hoped.
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GOP's SOTU Response Reminds Us There Are Two Americas and One Should Secede

GOP's SOTU Response Reminds Us There Are Two Americas and One Should Secede
The Republican Party gave no less than a half-dozen different "official" responses to last night's State of the Union. Rebuttals that ranged from delusional to outright insane, and all gave us a reminder that not only does the GOP not have a single coherent policy outside of their demented obsession with repealing the Affordable Care Act, but also there really are two Americas, and one is incapable of dealing intelligently with our problems.
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Rubio's Spanish SOTU Translation Reveals 'Hamas in Vietnam'

Rubio's Spanish SOTU Translation Reveals 'Hamas in Vietnam'
Wondering where Sarah Palin ended up after being let go from Fox News? Judging by the translated captioning of Marco Rubio's Spanish State of the Union response, it looks like Palin got a gig at ABC News.
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The Obama State of the Union Roadshow Aims for Asheville

President Obama repeats many of the themes from Tuesday night's State of the Union address while speaking to people at a manufacturing plant in Asheville, North Carolina Wednesday.
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VIDEO: Obama's 2013 Full State of the Union Speech

Enhanced video of President Obama's State of the Union address - the first of his second term.
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The First Lady's State of the Union List Hits Close to Home

The First Lady's State of the Union List Hits Close to Home
The enclosed individuals will be seated in the box with First Lady Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden and Senior Advisor to the President Valerie Jarrett at the State of the Union Address Tuesday evening.
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What to Expect From Tonight's State of the Union Address

What to Expect From Tonight's State of the Union Address
The American public will get a competing mix of rhetoric and imagery in President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday, a speech that offers a heavy dose on the economy even as it plays out against a visual backdrop dominated by the current national debate over guns.
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