State Of The Union Address

American opinions and perceptions of race relations, opportunities and discrimination are distinctly divided by racial lines, a recent study finds. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Poll: 61 Percent Of African-Americans Say US Race Relations Getting Worse

A 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.

02/04/2014

U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor could be the next House speaker, but first he has to get past a little-known, tea party-backed challenger with a vocal following in Tuesday's Republican primary in Virginia.  (credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Cantor: ‘Distrust’ Of Obama’s Ability To Enforce Current Laws Halts Immigration Reform

Cantor 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.”

02/02/2014

Congressional 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. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Boehner: Obama’s Authority ‘Doesn’t Add Up To Much’ In Bad Economy

Congressional 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.

01/29/2014

This file photo taken on Sept. 11, 2012 shows an armed man waving his rifle as buildings and cars are engulfed in flames after being set on fire inside the U.S. consulate compound in Benghazi. (credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Father Of American Killed In Benghazi To Attend State Of The Union

Oklahoma 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.

01/28/2014

Ahead of President Barack 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. (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)

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.

01/28/2014

Aiming 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. MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Set To Begin Middle-Class Jobs Tour Around The Country

Aiming 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.

05/09/2013

Sen. 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. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Democratic Senator Argues Case For $22 An Hour Minimum Wage Increase

Sen. 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.

03/20/2013

Marco Rubio takes a sip of water during the Republican response Tuesday night. (credit: CBS News)

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.

02/13/2013

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First Lady Hosts 102-Year-Old Voter at State of the Union

A 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.

02/12/2013

President Obama had some harsh words for Republican opposition to his second term objectives. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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.

02/07/2013

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