State of the Union

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Special Guest at SOTU: Warren Buffett's Secretary

Debbie Bosanek will sit in Michelle Obama's box

(Newser) - At tonight's State of the Union address, Warren Buffett's secretary will have a seat in Michelle Obama's box, the Washington Post reports. Debbie Bosanek is the inspiration for President Obama's "Buffett rule," a call for the rich to pay a higher tax rate; Buffett...

Herman Cain to Deliver Tea Party SOTU Response

Rebuttal planned for Tuesday

(Newser) - Herman Cain: the new face of the Tea Party? The former presidential candidate will deliver this year's Tea Party response to President Obama's State of the Union address, the Tea Party Express announced yesterday. Cain will offer the rebuttal Tuesday, CNN reports. The official response from the Republican...

Palin: Obama's Theme Is Winning the Future&mdash;or WTF
Palin: Obama's Theme Is Winning the Future—or WTF
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Palin: Obama's Theme Is Winning the Future—or WTF

Get it? Get it? Also, we need to cut 'fluffery' spending on NPR

(Newser) - Sarah Palin, not surprisingly, wasn’t a fan of President Obama’s State of the Union address . She joked with Greta Van Susteren last night that his theme “was the WTF, you know, winning the future ,” which was appropriate because “there were a lot of WTF moments...

Stewart: Call That a Sputnik Moment?
 Stewart: Call That 
 a Sputnik Moment? 

Stewart: Call That a Sputnik Moment?

Daily Show host offers his take on State of the Union

(Newser) - Jon Stewart found plenty to poke fun at in President Obama's State of the Union address—and the rebuttals. The Daily Show host homed in on Obama's "Night of Too Many Promises," specifically the president's claim that now is a " Sputnik moment ." "I'm with you!...

Obama Brings Call for Innovation to 'Sputnik' Town

President reinforces message in Wisconsin

(Newser) - The day after calling for Americans to double down on innovation and seize what he has dubbed the new "Sputnik moment," President Obama reinforced his message in the small town of Manitowoc, Wisconsin. The choice of town in the pivotal electoral state is doubly significant, as Obama delivered...

Odd Pairings &amp; Aisle Hogs at State of the Union
 Odd Couples & Aisle Hogs
at State of the Union

Odd Couples & Aisle Hogs at State of the Union

Congress makes history with bipartisan display

(Newser) - The century-old tradition of partisan seating at the State of the Union address crumbled last night as Republicans and Democrats paired off. After days of matchmaking that resembled a pre-prom frenzy , Republican-Democrat pairings included Jim DeMint and Tom Udall, Charles Schumer and Tom Coburn, and John Thune and Kirsten Gillibrand,...

Bachmann: 'Stop Spending Money We Don't Have'

Congresswoman says she's not competing with Paul Ryan

(Newser) - Michele Bachmann stuck to her Tea-Party-infused themes in delivering her response to President Obama's speech tonight—while taking pains to point out that hers wasn't intended to compete with Paul Ryan's official GOP response . (Read Bachmann's full text here from the National Journal.) The main charge: Under Obama, "...

Paul Ryan: We're at a Dangerous 'Tipping Point'
 Paul Ryan: We're at a 
 Dangerous 'Tipping Point' 
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Paul Ryan: We're at a Dangerous 'Tipping Point'

Obama's policies have us on a path similar to Greece's

(Newser) - When President Obama addressed the economy in general and the deficit and debt in particular tonight, "some of his words were reassuring," said the GOP's Paul Ryan in his party's official response. (Full text here from CBS.) But that was about all the praise he could muster:...

Obama: This Is Our 'Sputnik Moment'

 Obama: This Is Our 
 'Sputnik Moment' 
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Obama: This Is Our 'Sputnik Moment'

President calls on Americans' 'stubborn resilience'

(Newser) - President Obama wrapped up his State of the Union Address tonight—read the full text here , from the Wall Street Journal —a speech in which he called on Americans to set aside partisan squabbles and summon their "stubborn resilience" to meet the nation's challenges, much as the US...

Tucson Hero to Sit With Michelle Obama at SOTU

Daniel Hernandez Jr., and father will join First Lady for State of the Union

(Newser) - The intern who rushed to help Gabrielle Giffords during the Arizona shooting is getting quite the 21st birthday present: He'll be sitting with Michelle Obama during tomorrow's State of the Union address, which happens to fall on his birthday. Daniel Hernandez Jr., will be joined by his father, reports ABC...

Lawmakers Pair Off for State of the Union
 Lawmakers Pair Off 
 for State of the Union 
It's Like Prom!

Lawmakers Pair Off for State of the Union

No slow dancing or corsages, but plenty of drama

(Newser) - With Democrats and Republicans asking out each other and coupling up, Tuesday's State of the Union address is transforming from high partisanship to high school prom, reports Politico . Some are pairing up by region, with the senators from Pennsylvania and Illinois sitting together. Others are sitting by job function, like...

Bachmann Will Give Own SOTU Response

Tea Party announces rebuttal after rep passed over by GOP

(Newser) - Michele Bachmann, passed over by the GOP for both House leadership roles and its response to President Obama's State of the Union address, is, well, going to go ahead and give her own response to the SOTU anyway, reports Ben Smith on Politico. The move, announced by the Tea Party...

Senators to Buck Tradition at State of the Union

Democrat Chuck Schumer and GOP's Tom Coburn will sit together

(Newser) - Aiming for a more civil tone, a pair of senators from opposite parties will buck tradition and sit together at the State of the Union. Oklahoma Republican Tom Coburn and New York Democrat Chuck Schumer’s decision follows a push for civility in politics after the Tucson shootings. Schumer said...

Candy Crowley Taking Over CNN's State of the Union

Network completes post-Lou Dobbs reshuffle

(Newser) - Candy Crowley will be at the helm of CNN's revamped Sunday morning politics talk show State of the Union starting this week. The political correspondent will replace John King, who will host a new show in the 7pm time slot vacated by Lou Dobbs with his abrupt exit three months...

Jon Stewart Mocks Chris Matthews

'Forgot he was black'? He must have also forgotten about his mic

(Newser) - The moment the words were out of his mouth, Chris Matthews must have known he was bait for Jon Stewart, who last night on the Daily Show couldn't resist calling Matthews—who also "might have forgotten you're miked"—“one scotch away from being Ron Burgundy.” He...

National Security Took Backseat in State of Union

Address light on foreign policy as Obama focuses on 'wounded' US

(Newser) - President Obama spent just 9 minutes of last night's speech on the subject of America's relations with the rest of the world. He warned Iran over its nuclear program and spoke of China as an economic threat, but made no mention of Middle East peace talks or the row with...

Obama Speech Mixed Game of Chutes, Ladders

'Educator-in-chief's' address worked sometimes

(Newser) - President Obama delivered some highly effective moments and some fizzles in his uneven State of the Union address, writes Tom Schaller. His pledge to mend Washington works is fine if it's merely rhetoric to put Republicans on their heels, but he should know by now that "making nice" won't...

Joe Wilson: I'll Be a 'Gentleman' Tonight
 Joe Wilson: I'll Be 
 a 'Gentleman' Tonight 
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Joe Wilson: I'll Be a 'Gentleman' Tonight

Republicans don't think there will be any outbursts mid-speech

(Newser) - House Republican Whip Eric Cantor has attempted to preempt any members of his party tempted to pull a "Joe Wilson" during the president's State of the Union address. "I hope there are no outbursts tonight" Cantor said, but added that he hopes Obama has "listened and learned"...

Dow Up 24; Traders Stay Cautious
 Dow Up 24; 
 Traders Stay Cautious 

Dow Up 24; Traders Stay Cautious

Markets recover after last week's bloodbath

(Newser) - Stocks posted gains today as some investors bought up bargains in the wake of last week's big losses—but volume was light as most remained cautious ahead of the State of the Union address, a hearing on AIG's bailout, and a Fed interest-rate decision, the Wall Street Journal reports.
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State of the Union Set for Jan. 27

President Obama schedules speech with health reform still up in the air

(Newser) - President Obama has scheduled his first State of the Union address for Wednesday, Jan. 27. The White House had hoped health care reform would be passed before the speech, but the tight timeline makes that unlikely, CBS News reports. The date confirms White House spokesman Robert Gibbs' assurances that the...

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