State of the Union

8:16am

Mon January 27, 2014
Lists

You Already Knew Colorado Was Great; A New Poll Agrees

Colorado Ranked Favorably On Many Lists For 2013
Credit J. Stephen Conn/Flickr Creative Commons

Colorado is no stranger to lists, which why it comes as no surprise that the state ranks seventh in the nation as a great place to live. But our rival to the north came in ahead. That's right, Wyoming came in sixth followed by Colorado. 

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1:54pm

Thu March 28, 2013
It's All Politics

Obama Forms Presidential Commission To Study Voting Problems

Originally published on Thu March 28, 2013 2:30 pm

Voters line up into the night outside a Miami polling station, some waiting for hours to vote in the 2012 presidential election.
Wilfredo Lee AP

President Obama has established a new bipartisan commission on election administration, something he promised to do in his Feb. 12 State of the Union address. He signed an executive order Thursday making it official.

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2:42pm

Sat February 16, 2013
NPR Story

Week In News: Reaction To The State Of The Union

Originally published on Sat February 16, 2013 3:03 pm

Transcript

JACKI LYDEN, HOST:

It's WEEKENDS on ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Jacki Lyden.

Coming up, a weekly conversation with James Fallows and a new kind of leader for the Muslim movement in America. We'll also check out some Twitter poetry and hear our first Three-Minute Fiction entry for this round. And now...

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PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Gabby Giffords deserves a vote. The families of Newtown deserve a vote. The families of Aurora deserve a vote.

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9:52am

Sat February 16, 2013
It's All Politics

College Republicans Offer GOP Advice For Winning Over Their Generation

Originally published on Sat February 16, 2013 9:59 am

Ohio State College Republicans await Mitt Romney's son, Craig, who canvassed with them in Columbus last October.
Courtesy College Republicans at The Ohio State University

During President Obama's State of the Union address this week, 14 members of the College Republicans at Ohio State University gathered in a meeting room at their student union on campus in Columbus, Ohio.

The president's speech, which they watched on a giant flat-screen TV, was punctuated with groans, rebuttal, criticisms and sarcasm from this young audience. These students worked hard, to no avail, to deliver the much prized battleground state of Ohio to Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

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1:23pm

Thu February 14, 2013
It's All Politics

Chart Check: Did Obama's Graphics 'Enhance' His Big Speech?

Originally published on Thu February 14, 2013 4:15 pm

whitehouse.gov/YouTube

These days, Washington is crawling with fact checkers who scour political speeches looking for errors and lies.

But sometimes, even accuracy can be misleading, especially when it comes to graphics and charts. On Tuesday night, President Obama gave his State of the Union address and the White House launched an "enhanced" experience, a multimedia display with video, 107 slides and 27 charts.

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