President Barack Obama

Naghmeh Abedini, wife of Pastor Saeed Abedini, holds up a photo of her children as she testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Dec. 12, 2013 in Washington, DC. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Obama Plans To Meet With Wife Of American Pastor Held Prisoner In Iran

President Barack Obama is heading to conservative-leaning Idaho to sell the economic proposals he outlined in his State of the Union address.


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Rep. King: ‘Obama Perverts Prosecutorial Discretion By Inviting Deportable To Sit In Place Of Honor’

To see the other stars of the State of the Union Tuesday night, you had to look up — way up, to the visitors’ gallery circling the room above President Barack Obama’s head.


U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during the State of the Union address on Capitol Hill January 20, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

State of the Union: Video and Transcript

State of the Union: Video and Transcript


GOP Senate Candidate Jodi Ernst Casts Her Vote In Her Iowa Hometown

Iowa Sen. Ernst Promises GOP Focus on Americans’ Concerns

The new Republican Congress understands Americans’ suffering from the economy, health care system and Washington gridlock and will steer the country away from President Barack Obama’s failed policies, the newly minted senator delivering her party’s official response to the State of Union address promised Tuesday.


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Obama Jabs Republicans With Taunt About Winning Both Of His Elections

State of the Union ad lib hints at the deep tensions that underlie the president’s call for a more bipartisan atmosphere in Washington.


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SOU: Obama Asks Congress To Authorize ‘Use Of Force’ Against ISIS

Obama urges lawmakers to approve more aggressive measures to fight Islamic militants in Syria and Iraq.


Alan Gross (C), recently freed after being held in Cuba since 2009, speaks with NASA astronaut Scott Kelly (R) before the start of the State of the Union speech in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol January 20, 2015 in Washington, DC. U.S. President Barack Obama was expected to lay out a broad agenda including attempts to address income inequality and making it easier for Americans to afford college education and child care. Also pictured is Judy Gross (L), wife of Alan Gross. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Guests Drawing the Partisan Spotlight at State of the Union

To see the other stars of the State of the Union Tuesday night, you’d have to look up — way up, to the visitors’ gallery circling the room above President Barack Obama’s head.


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Maryland Man Freed from Cuba to Attend State of Union

A Maryland man who returned home last month after spending five years imprisoned in Cuba will have a prime viewing spot for President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address: a seat near first lady Michelle Obama.


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Obama Joining Senate Democrats For Private Strategy Retreat

President Barack Obama is joining Senate Democrats during a private strategy retreat.


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Sen. Ayotte: ‘Now Is Not The Time To Be Emptying Guantanamo’

Citing the terrorist attacks in Paris, newly empowered Republican senators on Tuesday proposed restrictions on President Barack Obama’s ability to transfer terror suspects out of the federal prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for the remainder of his term.





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