Tag Archive: State of the Union


It was a wish list, not a to-do list.

President Obama’s array of plans in his State of the Union speech was light on a key piece of context — namely, that his hands are so tied until after the election that it is doubtful many if any of them can be done in the remainder of his term. There can be little more than wishful thinking behind his call to end oil industry subsidies — something he could not get through a Democratic Congress, much less today’s divided Congress, much less in this election year. View full article »


President Obama is expected to focus on the economy and restoring the middle class in his State of the Union address Tuesday night — an annual speech that Obama is using not only to review the condition of the nation, but to attempt to convince voters to let him keep his job next year.

As Republicans slam what they say is a dismal record on fixing the economy and creating work for Americans, the president will discuss his ideas to grow manufacturing and small businesses, expand exports, reduce dependence on foreign oil and make sure people are prepared for jobs in the 21st century. View full article »

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