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State of the Union address

Obama Preps Last Prime Time Address To Congress

Perhaps the surest prediction about the next State of the Union Address is that it’s going to be the last speech afforded that lofty title for fully two years.

January 8, 2016

‘Lost My Cool’ Says Lawmaker Who Threatened Journalist

Washington (AFP) – Embattled congressman Michael Grimm apologized Wednesday after threatening to break a reporter in half and throw him off a balcony after he was asked about a campaign finance probe. The New York Republican lost his temper during an interview with NY1 News television immediately after President Barack Obama’s State of the Union […]

January 29, 2014

Live Blog: State Of The Union 2014

Starting at 6pm tonight, The National Memo will be liveblogging President Barack Obama’s 2014 State of the Union Address. Be sure to check below as we break down the top moments, share the best commentary, and analyze the president’s big speech. And please share your thoughts on the speech in the comments section! *** President Obama will […]

January 28, 2014

Obama To Raise Minimum Wage For Federal Contractors

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will order companies that do business with the federal government to pay their workers a minimum wage of $10.10 per hour as part of his effort to advance his agenda without cooperation from Congress. The president will announce plans to sign the new executive order in his State of the […]

January 28, 2014

As Obama Prepares For Address, Many Previous Proposals Remain Unfinished

By Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — A year ago, when President Barack Obama delivered his State of Union speech before Congress and imagined providing preschool for all 4-year-olds, he followed his expansive vision with a bit of candor. “That’s something we should be able to do,” he said. The president’s tone _ more […]

January 27, 2014

The President And The Post-Obama Era

WASHINGTON — President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday is about more than the final three years of his presidency. Its purpose should be to influence the next decade of American political life and begin shaping the post-Obama era. For the first time since his early days in office, Obama has the philosophical […]

January 27, 2014