Politics

5:25am

Wed January 21, 2015
It's All Politics

Obama State Of The Union Seeks To 'Turn The Page' To A Brighter Chapter

Mandel Ngan AP

In the first minute of his hourlong State of the Union address, President Barack Obama summed up his theme in single sentence: "Tonight, we turn the page."

The president then detailed a page of history filled with the financial crisis of 2008, the recession and unemployment and deficits that followed and the two distant and difficult wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

It was a reminder of the ills that helped elevate young Sen. Obama to the Oval Office six years ago. And now, after many battles, he was ready to declare he had turned that page.

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9:01pm

Tue January 20, 2015
Politics

Republicans' Responses Take Shots At Obamacare, Push Keystone XL

Originally published on Tue January 20, 2015 11:36 pm

Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, rehearses her remarks for the Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday.
Susan Walsh AP

Joni Ernst, who in 2014 became the first woman elected to the Senate from Iowa, offered the Republican response to the State of the Union last night and introduced herself to the nation.

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8:12pm

Tue January 20, 2015
State of the Union

VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT: 2015 GOP State Of The Union Response

Screencap of Senator Joni Ernst as she delivered the official GOP Response, January 20, 2015.
Office of Speaker Boehner YouTube

The GOP response to President Obama's State of the Union was delivered by newly elected Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa.

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5:00pm

Tue January 20, 2015
State of the Union

VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT: The 2015 State Of The Union Address

President Obama addresses a joint session of Congress, delivering the annual State of the Union, January 20, 2015.
White House YouTube

5:00pm

Tue January 20, 2015
State of the Union

'Tonight, We Turn The Page': Obama Lays Out 2015 Agenda

Originally published on Tue January 20, 2015 10:48 pm

President Obama receives a standing ovation as he prepares to deliver his State of the Union address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress on Capitol Hill Tuesday.
Jonathan Ernst Reuters/Landov

Delivering his sixth State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Obama faced a Congress that's now controlled by his Republican opponents. His speech included possible areas of cooperation — and a threat to use his veto power.

Tax proposals that would boost middle-class families were in the president's speech; so were calls for a new approach to immigration and a push for free education at community colleges.

Obama also called on Congress to pass a resolution to authorize using military force against the extremist group ISIS.

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