State of the Union

The Inequality Speech That Wasn't
Obama's State of the Union went easy on class rhetoric
January 29, 2014

Yes, he used the "i" word. But was it that different than all that's come before?

Who You Calling a Lame Duck?
Three ways Obama thinks he can still make a difference
January 28, 2014

The prevailing consensus in Washington is that President Obama is done creating public policy. He may have the ambition to do more, the thinking goes, but he doesn’t have the political support.

The Boldest Part of Obama's Speech Was His Iran Veto Threat
January 28, 2014

The president stands strong against Senate pressure.

Mike Lee's Moment
Ted Cruz isn't the Tea Party leader to worry about
January 28, 2014

After President Barack Obama gives the State of the Union address, there is traditionally a response from the opposing party.

The Political State of the Union Is Not Good
Obama and the Democrats are in deep trouble
January 27, 2014

Obama and the Democrats are in deep trouble.

17 Charts About Economic Inequality Obama Should Read Before The State of The Union
January 27, 2014

Income inequality is at its highest since 1928. What does this mean for the State of the Union?

"Full Employment": The Two Words Obama Needs to Say Tonight
January 27, 2014

Presidents used to promise full employment. A generation ago, they abruptly stopped. Bringing back the term could change our politics.

Obama Doesn't Always Say What He Means
Translations of the worst State of the Union cliches
January 27, 2014

Translations of the worst State of the Union clichés.

The Best State of the Union Addresses, Ever
Historians weigh in with their top choices
January 26, 2014

When President Barack Obama delivers his sixth State of the Union address to Congress on Tuesday, he is expected to address ways of combatting economic inequality, as well as reforming immigration and the NSA.

Obama's Pivot to Europe
Forget China. An EU trade deal would be the real game-changer.
February 20, 2013

Forget China: A trade deal with Europe would be the real game-changer.