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Obama Makes The Case For Middle Class Economics

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 5:42am

In his State of the Union speech Tuesday night, the president said the economic recovery was taking hold and it was time to ensure more Americans were sharing in the benefits.

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

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 5:27am

Republicans find Obama galling, in part, because he seems so blithe in defying them. To them, the historical page that is being turned at this moment is the one with Obama's face on it.

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To Drive Economy Toward Equality, Obama Requests More Spending

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 4:03am

His State of the Union address celebrated a year that brought the U.S. jobs and growth, and called on Congress to expand child care and free education. Critics say it's pure politics that won't pass.

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Scandium Middle Man Is A Rare Guy Selling A Rare Element

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 4:02am

Our Planet Money team has a story about a man who realized at the time, that he was the only person in the world with his job. It was a job selling something, almost no one wanted.

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Obama Will Need GOP Help To Accomplish Some Issues, Rep. Clarke Says

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 4:02am

David Greene talks to Democratic Rep. Yvette Clarke of New York. She is the vice chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, and offers reaction to President Obama's State of the Union address.

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Republican Sen. Gardner Weighs In On Obama's Speech

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 4:02am

Renee Montagne talks to Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner for his take on President Obama's State of the Union Speech.

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Illinois' Financial Condition Is Dire, Gov. Rauner Warns

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 4:02am

A study suggests Illinois' gigantic budget hole may be much deeper than previously thought. And that leaves that state's new Republican governor with the difficult task of having to fix it fast.

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Obama Lays Out Ambitious Agenda In Address To Nation

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 4:02am

Undeterred by the big losses his party suffered in November, the president challenged the new majority Republicans to turn the page on the economic recession and embrace "middle-class economics."

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After Congressional Green Light, Scientists Begin Hemp Studies

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 4:02am

Scientists are studying how hemp might be used in the electronic, medical and manufacturing industries. Because the plant's been illegal for decades, it's been difficult to do research on its uses.

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Republican Charge Obama Isn't Serious About Working With Them

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 4:02am

In the hours after Obama's State of the Union address, Republicans rejected the proposals at the core of his speech. They said the president did little to show that he wanted to work with them.

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Fact Checking Obama's State Of The Union Speech

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 4:02am

In his address to the nation Tuesday night, President Obama — among other things — talked about the economy, education, immigration and foreign policy. Were his statements correct?

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State Of The Union Primer: What President Obama Proposed

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 12:13am

After what he called a "breakthrough year," the president set caution aside. He called for expanded tax credits to help working families and for paid sick leave for workers who don't already have it.

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Political Theater, Crazy-Glued GOP Seats And More Congressional Reaction

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:54pm

There was the official GOP response, but many members who didn't get their moment in the spotlight took to Twitter.

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Republicans' Responses Take Shots At Obamacare, Push Keystone XL

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 9:36pm

In a response that introduced her as a product of a thrifty Iowa upbringing, new GOP Sen. Joni Ernst echoed many of the president's goals and calls for cooperation while taking aim at Obamacare.

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Transcript: GOP Response To State Of The Union Address

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 9:26pm

Full text of the GOP response to President Obama's State of the Union address as prepared for delivery and given by Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa).

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Transcript: President Obama's State Of The Union Address

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 7:50pm

President Obama's State of the Union address as prepared for delivery on Jan. 20, 2015.

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The Obamas' Guests For The 2015 State Of The Union Address

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 7:33pm

President Obama's guest list for tonight's speech includes Alan Gross, who was freed from a Cuban prison in December. Other guests include a veteran, a police officer and a climate scientist.

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Live Blog: President Obama Delivers 2015 State Of The Union Address

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 5:37pm

The struggles Americans have endured in recent years will be noted in President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday. "But tonight," he says in an excerpt, "we turn the page."

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Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Judicial Campaign Fundraising Case

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 3:26pm

The Supreme Court today heard arguments testing whether states may prohibit candidates for judgeships from soliciting campaign donations personally.

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'State Of The Union Machine' Patches Together Speeches Of Presidents Past

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 3:26pm

The "State of the Union Machine" randomly generates text based on different presidents' actual speeches. Their words and phrases can be patched together to create a multi-administration text.

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