State Of The Union Address

Maryland Man Freed from Cuba to Attend State of UnionA 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.
Obama Previews Some Guests Invited to State of the UnionPresident Barack Obama will have some special guests in the audience for his State of the Union address Tuesday night — people who wrote him in the past year to share their personal situations.
Poll: 61 Percent Of African-Americans Say US Race Relations Getting WorseA new survey from the Emerson College Polling Society finds that 61 percent of African-Americans believe race relations are getting worse in the United States. As a whole, 44 percent of poll respondents said race relations are not getting better, with 41 percent of Caucasians and 42 percent of Hispanics holding the same view.
Cantor: 'Distrust' Of Obama's Ability To Enforce Current Laws Halts Immigration ReformCantor said that House Republicans will not take up a Senate bill on the issue, and stated that immigration reform doesn’t have a comprehensive fix, but instead requires a “step-by-step approach.”
Boehner: Obama's Authority 'Doesn't Add Up To Much' In Bad EconomyCongressional Republicans swiftly and sharply rejected President Barack Obama's vow to act on his own if lawmakers won't help him create jobs and narrow the nation's yawning income gap, insisting he'll accomplish little in a divided government without them.
Father Of American Killed In Benghazi To Attend State Of The UnionOklahoma U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine says his guest at Tuesday's State of the Union address will be the father of one of the four people killed in the Benghazi attack.
Romney: Obama 'Really Didn't Have An Agenda For His Second Term'Ahead of President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night, Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney expressed dismay that Obama had lost his “reputation for integrity and honesty,” and had been “outmaneuvered” by Russian President Vladimir Putin in foreign affairs.
Obama Set To Begin Middle-Class Jobs Tour Around The CountryAiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning a series of quick trips around the country to resurrect ideas from his State of the Union address that quickly became overshadowed by the intense debates over gun control, immigration and automatic spending cuts.
Democratic Senator Argues Case For $22 An Hour Minimum Wage IncreaseSen. Elizabeth Warren questioned minimum wage increases during a Senate hearing, and cited a study that suggests the federal minimum wage should be standing at $22 an hour.
Rubio Pokes Fun: 'God Has A Funny Way Of Reminding Us We're Human'Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is having a little fun at his own expense over his impromptu water break during the Republican response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address.
First Lady Hosts 102-Year-Old Voter at State of the UnionA determined Florida centenarian who had to make two trips and wait several hours to vote for President Barack Obama last fall was invited to sit with first lady Michelle Obama during Tuesday's State of the Union.
Obama To House Dems: 'We're On The Right Side Of This Argument'Assertive even as he preached humility, President Barack Obama vowed to confront Republicans on the deficit and urged Democrats on Thursday to stick with him on guns and immigration.