President Obama delivers the State of the Union Address Tuesday night. (Photo: Andrew P. Scott, USA TODAY) During Tuesday's State of the Union Address, President Obama raised several issues and initiatives that require a deeper explanation. Here are some of those passages.
President Barack Obama's speech for the 2013 State of the Union address, as prepared for delivery and provided by the White House. - Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, fellow citizens: Fifty-one years ago, John F. Kennedy declared to this Chamber that “the Constitution makes us not rivals for power but partners for...
Barack Obama offered a new political product to the American people on Tuesday night, a brand with a distinctively retro flavor - “Democrat Classic.” Four years after his first State of the Union, Obama rolled out a series of vintage proposals from his party’s amply stocked policy cupboard - a $1.75-an-hour hike in the...
(CNN) - Sen. Marco Rubio continued to poke fun at himself Wednesday morning after his now-famous sip of water made a big splash during his Republican response to the State of the Union. Asked about the water on a morning news show, Rubio reached over-out of the shot- to grab a water bottle and take a swig.
(CNN) -- Claiming Barack Obama thinks a "free enterprise economy" is "the cause of our problems" -- not, as he sees it, the solution -- Sen. Marco Rubio will argue on Tuesday night that the president's proposals would hurt middle class citizens more than help them.
(CNN) -- During Tuesday night's State of the Union address, President Barack Obama touted his administration's efforts on reducing illegal immigration. The claim: "Real reform means stronger border security, and we can build on the progress my administration has already made -- putting more boots on the southern border than at any time in our history, and reducing illegal crossings to their lowest levels in 40 years."
As with any State of the Union address, President Barack Obama this year had several audiences and there were multiple aims for the White House: To show that he understands the economy is still struggling and that he will do more to help the unemployed find jobs, and to portray a different side of himself than what was seen on Inauguration Day -- one willing to reach out to the other party.
Washington (CNN) -- Both sides agree that a thriving middle class is key to American prosperity, and that tax reform is part of the solution to chronic federal deficits. They both call for finally addressing the issue of undocumented immigrants.