State of the Union http://www.kunc.org en Caring For Wounded Vet A Burden Family Gladly Shares http://www.kunc.org/post/caring-wounded-vet-burden-family-gladly-shares <em>Each week, </em>Weekend Edition Sunday <em>brings listeners an unexpected side of the news by talking with someone personally affected by the stories making headlines.</em><p>Craig Remsburg's son, Army Ranger Cory Remsburg, was serving in Afghanistan when he was wounded by a roadside bomb in 2009. Earlier this year, the father and son attended the State of the Union address as guests of President Obama and the first lady.<p>This past week, Michelle Obama hosted an event at the White House to highlight the sacrifices of those taking care of wounded vets. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 15:29:00 +0000 NPR Staff 55410 at http://www.kunc.org Caring For Wounded Vet A Burden Family Gladly Shares Inside The State Of The Union: What The President Proposed http://www.kunc.org/post/inside-state-union-what-president-proposed After a long spell of partisan trench warfare and gridlock, President Obama called for "a year of action" Tuesday as he focused on themes that are central to his second-term agenda. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 12:50:00 +0000 53723 at http://www.kunc.org Inside The State Of The Union: What The President Proposed Obama Showed A Deft Hand With Speech. Why Not With Congress? http://www.kunc.org/post/obama-showed-deft-hand-speech-why-not-congress The toughest test of a card player comes not with a big hand or a sheer bust, but rather with cards somewhere in between. Then it's not the deal that makes the difference — it's the sheer skill of the player.<p>The hand President Obama was playing in his <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/01/28/267858893/live-blog-president-obamas-state-of-union-address">latest State of the Union speech</a> could scarcely be called a powerhouse. Pre-speech coverage was dominated by polls showing his approval rating well underwater and the national mood dyspeptic at best. Wed, 29 Jan 2014 12:36:00 +0000 Ron Elving 53717 at http://www.kunc.org Obama Showed A Deft Hand With Speech. Why Not With Congress? 5 Things We Learned From The President's Speech http://www.kunc.org/post/5-things-we-learned-presidents-speech Much of what was in President Obama's<a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2014/01/28/267901424/transcript-obamas-state-of-the-union-address-as-prepared-for-delivery" target="_blank"> fifth State of the Union address</a> was expected — it was signaled for days leading into the speech. Even so, there were a few revealing moments.<p>Here are five that stood out:<p><ul><p><li>President Obama knows how to get even Republicans on their feet and applauding populist Democratic talking points like concerns about rising income inequality and declining social mobility. What's his secret? Wed, 29 Jan 2014 07:59:00 +0000 Frank James 53721 at http://www.kunc.org 5 Things We Learned From The President's Speech Decrying Washington Stalemate, Obama Calls For 'Year Of Action' http://www.kunc.org/post/decrying-washington-stalemate-obama-calls-year-action <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5djtYZuqz_8</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 04:02:00 +0000 53712 at http://www.kunc.org Decrying Washington Stalemate, Obama Calls For 'Year Of Action'