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5 Takeaways From Obama’s State Of The Union Speech

At times serious, at times joking with the Republicans who control the Congress, Obama focused on the successes of his presidency and what he said should be an optimism about the future rather than the gloomy portraits of the country in GOP campaigns. Here are five important takeaways from Obama’s speech.

January 13, 2016

Obama, In State Of Union Speech, To Draw Contrast With Republican ‘Gloom’

President Barack Obama will paint an optimistic picture in his final State of the Union televised address on Tuesday, drawing a contrast with Republicans running to replace him in the November 2016 presidential election, his top aide said on Sunday.

January 10, 2016
President Barack Obama delivers the State of The Union address on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Surprise: Obama Actually Does Get Things From State Of The Union

As he prepares for his final State of the Union address next week to a seemingly hostile Republican Congress, President Barack Obama has an unusual and surprising reason to be optimistic. Despite the image of gridlock in Washington, Obama actually had more successes than failures in the goals he pitched in his last State of the Union speech.

January 9, 2016

Endorse This: Scalia Is Too Racist For Trump

Watch the Republican frontrunner — who has made his own vitriolic remarks about minority groups — talk about how uncomfortable Scalia’s comments made him.

December 14, 2015

Endorse This: Joe Biden Amazes The Ellen Show

Vice President Joe Biden made a surprise appearance Monday with Ellen DeGeneres, wishing her a happy birthday.

January 27, 2015

Obama’s ‘Middle-Class Economics’ Has To Be About Fairness And Prosperity

The fairer “middle-class economics” described in the State of the Union are also the right policies to help the economy grow.

January 22, 2015

Late Night Round-Up: State Of The Union

And this year’s “Implody” award for worst State of the Union response speech goes to…

January 22, 2015

They Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

Now that the State of the Union is over, Washington can get back to its favorite activity: partisan backbiting.

January 22, 2015

Obama: Damn The Torpedoes

President Obama has finally decided to deal with the GOP he has, not the one he wants.

January 21, 2015

6 Takeaways From Obama’s State Of The Union Speech

Here are six key points from President Obama’s big speech.

January 21, 2015

Late Night Round-Up: Larry Wilmore Takes On Bill Cosby

For the second episode of ‘The Nightly Show’, Larry Wilmore took on the Bill Cosby sexual assault allegations.

January 21, 2015

Obama Leaves Obstinate GOP Behind With State Of The Union

The president’s big speech revealed why he’s winning the economic debate — and why the GOP needs to find a new message, quickly.

January 21, 2015

Republicans Criticize Obama’s State Of The Union As Partisan

You’ll surely be shocked to learn that Republicans didn’t like Obama’s speech.

January 21, 2015

‘The Shadow Of Crisis Has Passed,’ Obama Says In State Of The Union Speech

President Obama offered an unapologetic progressive agenda in his State of the Union address.

January 20, 2015

WATCH LIVE: President Obama Delivers The 2015 State Of The Union Address

Follow the State of the Union live with The National Memo.

January 20, 2015

State Of The Union Conundrum: Can Obama Take Credit For Economy?

The White House is taking a risk by claiming credit for the thriving economy.

January 20, 2015

5 Ways That Republicans Will Respond To The State Of The Union

You don’t have to wait to find out how the GOP will attack President Obama’s big speech.

January 20, 2015
Alan Gross, alongside his wife Judy, speaks at a press conference after being released by Cuba on December 17, 2014 in Washington (AFP Photo/Saul Loeb)

State Of Union Guests Put Faces To Obama Policies

Meet some of the Obamas’ 23 guests for the State of the Union.

January 20, 2015
US President Barack Obama answers questions at a press conference in the East Room of the White House on January 16, 2015, in Washington, DC

On Eve Of State Of The Union Speech, Obama Enjoys Steady Rise In Polls

Americans clearly don’t see President Obama as a lame duck.

January 19, 2015

Cartoon: Joni Ernst’s State Of The Union Response

Senator Ernst regales Washington with tales from her farm days.

January 19, 2015
US President Barack Obama speaks in Knoxville, Tennessee on January 9, 2015

Obama Moves To Lift Legacy, Party’s 2016 Outlook With Tax Plans

President Obama is shifting his agenda to the left in the fourth quarter of his presidency.

January 19, 2015
US President Barack Obama answers questions at a press conference in the East Room of the White House on January 16, 2015, in Washington, DC

Obama To Talk ‘Middle-Class Economics’ In State Of The Union Address

Get a preview of President Obama’s penultimate State of the Union address.

January 19, 2015
US President Barack Obama delivers an address to the nation from the Cabinet Room of the White House, on December 17, 2014, announcing plans to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba

Obama Seeks To Steal Republican Spotlight In Roadshow On Economy

Find out how the president hopes to steal the GOP’s thunder this week.

January 6, 2015
President Barack Obama delivers an address to the nation on December 17, 2014 in Washington, DC (AFP/Doug Mills)

White House Plans To Tout Economy In Run-Up To State Of The Union

President Obama is planning to lay out a more aggressive economic agenda.

January 5, 2015

‘Wacko Birds’ Cloud Republicans’ Election Euphoria

Feb. 2 (Bloomberg) — Some Republicans envisioned a successful rope-a-dope strategy for this year’s elections: Don’t make mistakes, and let the Democrats stew in the juices of Obamacare and a strapped middle class. That take-no-risks approach is unraveling. Congressional Republicans are offering proposals on major matters, and the party’s right wing — whose members Senator John […]

February 2, 2014