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Bob Franken: The State of the Union cliche

They can call it the State of the Union speech all they want, but what we witnessed as President...smoking.That gets us back to where we started: The State of the Union is an exercise in futility that millions tune out...
Bob Franken: No State of the Union

...denied an invitation to make a State of the Union address next month, it was...after, I know about hyping State of the Union as the biggest thing since sliced...Congress information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their consideration...
Obama in State of the Union: Tax wealthy, help middle class

...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...
State of the Union 2014

...Suppose a president of the United States delivered a State of the Union address and nobody cared? Isn't that what happened...roads and bridges - infrastructure - in all of his State of the Union addresses. He claims the economy is improving and...
State of the Union: Obama vows to use powers

WASHINGTON - Seeking to energize his sluggish second term, President Barack Obama vowed Tuesday night in his State of the Union address to sidestep Congress "whenever and wherever" necessary to narrow economic disparities between America's...
Obama's foolish Gitmo fascination

President Barack Obama's State of the Union address was an advertisement for his ideological fixity...the moral case, the president expressed it in the State of the Union with that preening cliche, "It's not who we are...
The picayune president

...pomp and circumstance. The State of the Union had all the customary dignitaries...weeks ago, barely rated in the State of the Union. The president used the word...leftover proposals from prior State of the Union addresses, and microinitiatives...
What others say: Line in president's speech could unnerve ANWR oil supporters

President Obama's State of the Union speech Tuesday ran for more than 6,500 words.But...federal lands" fits with the general theme of his State of the Union speech, which was one of frustration at a Congress...
Opinion become inspired, drawn to the cause and they'll attack on their own," Johnson said, speaking on CNN's "State of the Union.""I am very concerned about serious potential threats of independent actors here in the United States. We've...
Rich Lowry: The White House's Emily Post moment

...He can invite or not invite anyone he wants, up to and including the president, who is only invited to give the State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress as a matter of tradition. He can invite Phil Robertson or Neil deGrasse...


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