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State of the Union

7:56 pm Jan. 25, 2011

Over an hour before the speech, the White House released the full prepared text of tonight’s State of the Union Address. – THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary _______________________________________________________________________________________ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 25, 2011   Remarks of President Barack Obama – As Prepared for Delivery State of …

Obama Speech Excerpts

6:22 pm Jan. 25, 2011

The White House has released excerpts of President Obama’s State of the Union Address to the Congress. – THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary _______________________________________________________________________________________ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 25, 2011     Excerpts from President Obama’s State of the Union Address     As Prepared for Delivery- …

State Date Update

12:46 pm Jan. 25, 2011

There will be a lot of attention tonight on who is sitting with whom in the U.S. House chamber, as President Obama gives his second State of the Union Address. For some lawmakers, the idea of not dividing the parties by the center aisle makes sense, all to try to …

State Of The Union

9:20 pm Jan. 24, 2011

President Obama gets another chance to boost his own ratings and re-set the legislative agenda, as he gives his State of the Union Address to a divided Congress. As for what exactly is going to be in this speech, the White House was not publicly tipping its hand, other than …

The Guest List

9:18 pm Jan. 24, 2011

The White House on Tuesday evening announced a list of guests who will be with the First Lady during the State of the Union Address. Here is the list, along with background on those invited, as provided by the White House Press Office.=   Guest List for the First Lady’s …

Looming Budget Battles

9:17 pm Jan. 23, 2011

It might be about time to grab the pot on the back burner labeled “Budget Battles,” and move it to the front of the Legislative Stove, because things are starting to simmer in Congress. Last week, a group of more conservative Republicans turned up the heat with a plan that …

A Big Week

9:15 pm Jan. 23, 2011

President Obama gets the chance to re-set the political landscape tomorrow night with his State of the Union Address.  Will it be memorable?  Or just another speech? What should we expect?  The White House says a main focus will be jobs and the economy, which is something Democrats in the …

The Gift of Royal

1:48 pm Jan. 22, 2011

A week after his sudden death, hundreds of well wishers turned out on Saturday in Decatur, Georgia, to bid our friend Royal Marshall a final farewell. It was a heart wrenching scene as Royal’s widow and his two young children approached his casket in the Ray of Hope Church where …

Spending Cut Plan

8:29 pm Jan. 20, 2011

Conservative Republicans in the House rolled out plans for over $2 trillion in budget cuts over the next ten years, setting down a marker for GOP leaders – and Democrats – on spending. The cuts include a very familiar roster of programs which have long been targeted by Republicans in …

Health Oversight Begins

8:24 pm Jan. 20, 2011

Now that much of the organizational work of the new Congress is behind lawmakers, Republicans are beginning to focus their eye on the Obama Administration and the new health reform law. For example, two key lawmakers on Thursday notified officials at the Health and Human Services Department that they want …