It was a relief to hear more than a passing reference to climate change in President Obama’s State of the Union Speech, including promises of more support for wind and solar power. But the oil industry heard nothing to even cause even a smidgen of concern.
|By: Consumer Watchdog Thursday February 14, 2013 5:55 pm|
|By: DSWright Wednesday February 13, 2013 8:19 am|
In a video that was designed to go live around the time of President Obama’s State Of the Union, the NRA asserted that the ultimate goal of the Obama Administration’s gun control policies was to confiscate guns.
|By: DSWright Wednesday February 13, 2013 7:11 am|
During last night’s State Of The Union President Obama addressed an issue he has long ignored during his presidency – climate change. Unfortunately his statement was contradictory and confusing.
|By: DSWright Tuesday February 12, 2013 7:30 pm|
The Republican Party and its Tea Party faction will be responding to President Obama’s State of the Union speech. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida will be giving the official GOP response with Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky giving the “Tea Party” response.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday February 12, 2013 7:16 pm|
While President Obama dedicated a significant portion of his State of the Union speech to deficit reduction is not totally unexpected, it is truly disappointing. Not only did Obama spend more time on the deficit than on any other issue, but he placed it at the begin of the speech and effectively labeled it the top priority.
|By: Brian Sonenstein Tuesday February 12, 2013 2:57 pm|
At tonight’s State of the Union address, the president will likely touch on the social safety net and the need for a “grand bargain” to reduce the deficit. While we were able to push the president away from reducing medicare benefits for the elderly, it appears we have more work to do to communicate that Chained-CPI — which steadily reduces your earned Social Security benefits as you age — is unacceptable, too.
|By: Teddy Partridge Sunday February 10, 2013 8:01 pm|
Apparently, the number of State of the Union responses has been stretched yet again, this year to three: not only will Florida Senator Marco Rubio, Tea Party darling of the Florida right, deliver his response in both Spanish and English. (Which counts as *two* responses, in my book, however you dress it up in the same GOP container. By the way, someone IS keeping track that he says the same thing in both speeches, right? DNC Oppo Research Dept? Hello?)
|By: dakine01 Thursday January 26, 2012 8:00 pm|
With all the hoopla surrounding Tuesday’s State of the Union speech and the on-going Republican
Clown Car primaries and caucuses, you may have missed that the annual World Economic Forum meeting is going on right now in Davos, Switzerland.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday January 25, 2012 6:15 am|
News roundup from Tuesday night, January, 24, 2012. SOTU, more takes on Obama’s economic team and the stimulus memo, Romney’s taxes and Newt’s ego, Syria, Iran, the still unstaffed Medicare Payment advisory board, mortgage principal write downs, and much more.
|By: Gregg Levine Friday January 28, 2011 9:30 am|
This is the second edition of my little experiment; in case you missed last week’s introduction, The Party Line is my attempt to take the ideas and thoughts that have been bouncing around in my head all week, and use them to kick off a weekend’s worth of conversation.