In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama touted his Ukraine strategy as a demonstration of "the power of American strength and diplomacy." Word of this stirring success has yet to reach the Kremlin.
President Barack Obama's State of the Union address was an advertisement for his ideological fixity, and so he reiterated his unbending determination to close down the prison...
They can call it the State of the Union speech all they want, but what we witnessed as President Barack Obama confronted the Republican-controlled Congress in the annual charade was really a State of the Disunion address - or, more accurately, DISS-union. While packaged in the usual rituals of loud comity, what played out was the two sides of our political system saying, "No way, fuhgeddaboutit."
The White House has now become a stickler for protocol, especially when it comes to relations between the two political branches.
WASHINGTON - Refusing to bend to the new Republican Congress, President Barack Obama unveiled Tuesday night an ambitious State of the Union agenda steeped in Democratic priorities, including tax increases on the wealthy, education and child care help for the middle class and a torrent of veto threats for the GOP's own plans.
...Here's a suggestion for Joni Ernst, the new Republican senator from Iowa, who will deliver the GOP response to the State of the Union address Tuesday night. Get a chorus together and open with this old Sammy Cahn-Jule Styne number: "It seems...
...President Barack Obama be denied an invitation to make a State of the Union address next month, it was viewed by many as a petulant...don't need a speech or even a letter to know the State of the Union. It stinks.Bob Franken is a longtime broadcast...
It's a journalist's worst nightmare: We discover that nobody cares about our stories because they're predictable and boring. That certainly seems to be the case for those of us here in Washington, but it's true throughout our industry.
I grew up during the civil rights movement. Imagine, people of color wanting equal rights and protection under rule of law. Well, Alaska has been battling for equal rights under rule of law for decades.
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