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State of the Union

Cagle Post – Barack Obama: The Wedge Issue President

Today marks the fifth time President Obama will deliver The State of the Union Address from the well of the United States House of Representatives. It is an annual tradition in American politics where all three branches of government come together and listen to the President of the United States. President Obama on this occasion […]

Politico: Is Obama’s populism persuasive?

President Obama’s State of the Union speech last night was more of the same tired rhetoric wrapped up in a big red bow for President Obama’s core liberal constituency. President Obama can only run on class warfare this year because he needs to deflect blame for a poor economy. Speech after speech, the president says […]

Politico: Is the State of the Union still useful?

Sadly, since taking office, President Obama has lowered the stature of these important speeches. President Obama turned the State of the Union into pure political theater two years ago when he took a partisan and unprecedented shot at the United States Supreme Court for their ruling in Citizens United v. FEC. Read more at Politico […]

National Review Online: Supreme Court: Obama Wrong on Citizens United

Ed Whelan writes on NRO’s Bench Memos blog: There has been broad agreement that President Obama didn’t get it right in his State of the Union address two years ago when he criticized the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision for supposedly “revers[ing] a century of law to open the floodgates for special interests—including foreign corporations—to […]

SOTU: Obama’s False Promises

Once again, at the State of the Union, President Obama delivered a speech that was full of promises but short on details. The 800 pound gorilla in the room was again present. The debt now stands over $14 trillion and is climbing uncontrollably. America is already buried under a mountain of debt. Real entitlement reforms need […]

Daily Caller: The $14 trillion gorilla

CU President David Bossie introduces the “800 Pound Gorilla” web ad on The Daily Caller: America is in a financial crisis. For years, politicians on both sides of the aisle have ignored the 800-pound gorilla in the room — our climbing $14 trillion national debt. That trend seems like it will continue with reports coming […]