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  • Transcript: GOP Response From Gov. Mitch Daniels

    01/24/2012 7:58:22 PM PST · by Brown Deer · 212 replies
    NPR ^ | January 24, 2012 | Mitch Daniels
    Following is the full text of Gov. Mitch Daniels' Republican Address to the Nation, as prepared for delivery:"The status of 'loyal opposition' imposes on those out of power some serious responsibilities: to show respect for the Presidency and its occupant, to express agreement where it exists. Republicans tonight salute our President, for instance, for his aggressive pursuit of the murderers of 9/11, and for bravely backing long overdue changes in public education. I personally would add to that list admiration for the strong family commitment that he and the First Lady have displayed to a nation sorely needing such examples."On...
  • FACT CHECK: Obama's 2012 State of the Union

    01/24/2012 7:50:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Fox ^ | 1/24/12 | ap
    WASHINGTON – It was a wish list, not a to-do list. President Obama's array of plans in his State of the Union speech was light on a key piece of context -- namely, that his hands are so tied until after the election that it is doubtful many if any of them can be done in the remainder of his term. There can be little more than wishful thinking behind his call to end oil industry subsidies -- something he could not get through a Democratic Congress, much less today's divided Congress, much less in this election year. A look...
  • Buffett secretary to attend State of the Union (Buffett's secretary should show us her tax returns)

    01/24/2012 3:23:21 PM PST · by tobyhill · 5 replies
    cbs ^ | 1/24/2012 | ap
    The secretary for one of the world's wealthiest men and the wife of late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs are among those invited by the White House to attend the State of the Union address. The State of the Union guest list has become an annual rite, with the first lady's box taking on the sort of gravitas shown at the Academy Awards' Red Carpet ceremony. The guests often have ties to a proposal or initiative the president will outline in the address. Among this year's guests are Debbie Bosanek, the longtime secretary for billionaire Warren Buffett. Obama frequently cites Buffett's...
  • FREEP CNN POLL: How do you rate President Obama's State of the Union speech?

    01/24/2012 8:36:54 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 71 replies
    CNN ^ | 24 JAN 12
    How do you rate President Obama's State of the Union speech?
  • Is It Me - Or Did Anyone Else Hear A Deafening Silence AT The SOTU?

    01/24/2012 8:17:52 PM PST · by Lmo56 · 50 replies
    1/24/12 | self
    I SWEAR I heard a deafening SILENCE when Obama said he wanted Congressmen and Senators to be prohibited from owning stock in companies that they have legislative influence over ... Or am I on drugz ???
  • TRANSCRIPT: Obama's 2012 State of the Union

    01/24/2012 7:43:16 PM PST · by iowamark · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/24/2012 | B.H. Obama
    Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, members of Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow Americans: Last month, I went to Andrews Air Force Base and welcomed home some of our last troops to serve in Iraq. Together, we offered a final, proud salute to the colors under which more than a million of our fellow citizens fought - and several thousand gave their lives. We gather tonight knowing that this generation of heroes has made the United States safer and more respected around the world. For the first time in nine years, there are no Americans fighting in Iraq. For the first...
  • Watch Herman Cain deliver the Tea Party State of the Union Response [TPX]

    01/24/2012 7:34:58 PM PST · by Syncro · 31 replies
    PBS Newshour ^ | January 24, 2012 | Herman Cain
    Dear Friends, Tonight, Herman Cain will be joining the Tea Party Express in Washington, D.C. to deliver the Tea Party response to the State of the Union!  Herman Cain has been a steadfast advocate for Tea Party values and has consistently proposed practical solutions to the fiscal issues facing our nation. Watch it live online at TeaPartyExpress.orgWe are fed up with the Washington politics that fail to address America’s dire fiscal problem. What we need is straight talk and honest solutions, and Herman Cain will deliver a pro-growth message strongly and clearly.   By following President’s State of the Union...
  • Under Obama, Price of Gas Has Jumped 83 Percent, Ground Beef 24 Percent, Bacon 22 Percent

    01/24/2012 4:25:59 PM PST · by OPS4 · 41 replies
    CNS news ^ | 1/24/12 | Christopher Goins
    So far, during the presidency of Barack Obama, the price of a gallon of gasoline has jumped 83 percent, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. (AP Photo) During the same period, the price of ground beef has gone up 24 percent and price of bacon has gone up 22 percent. When Obama entered the White House in January 2009, the city average price for one gallon of regular unleaded gasoline was $1.79, according to the BLS. (The figures are in nominal dollars: not adjusted for inflation.) Five months later in June, unleaded gasoline was $2.26 per gallon,...
  • Live Thread: Uncle Sham Wow SOTU Address

    01/24/2012 5:19:25 PM PST · by John W · 1,734 replies
    Uncle Sham | January 24, 2012 | John W
  • Ask President Obama about being baby daddy (SOTU)

    01/24/2012 5:37:49 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 14 replies
    youtube ^ | 01/24/2012 | youtube
    There is a phone at the top of youtube to "ask president Obama" I don't know if this is just for the state of the union, but google/youtube should have to bill Obama's campaign for the value of the advertising. Anyway, this mistake I found is really funny. Go to the link and mouse over the phone. Leave your cursor there until the tool tip to comes up.
  • "Built to Last"=SOTU theme=last Grateful Dead album w/ House of Cards on cover[vanity]

    01/24/2012 4:59:44 PM PST · by matt1234 · 14 replies
    me ^ | 1/24/2012 | me
    "Built to Last" is a (perhaps "the") major theme of tonight's State of the Union speech. "Built to Last" is also the name of the Grateful Dead's 13th and final studio album. The album cover shows a house of cards being built by the band members. Is this a coincidence, prophecy, tweak or what? I find it very strange. FReepers, please discuss.
  • STATE OF THE UNION PREVIEW (Vanity)

    01/24/2012 4:53:59 PM PST · by Free_SJersey · 9 replies
    self ^ | 1/24/2011 | self
    A preview of the State of the Union Address SOTU Preview .
  • State of the Union? More Like State of the Campaign (0bama SOTU teleprompter fest)

    01/24/2012 3:48:33 PM PST · by Islander7 · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | Jan 24, 2012 | By JOHN HARWOOD
    Republicans have good reason to believe that when President Obama delivers the State of the Union address on Tuesday night, his goals are more partisan than presidential. Where Republicans stand on shakier ground is in their assessment of Mr. Obama’s ultimate destination. On the principal conflict between the two parties this past year — over paring long-term debt and deficits — the president can still stake a stronger claim to the political center than his Republican antagonists.
  • To know what the president plans to say tonight, take a look at the guest list

    01/24/2012 2:20:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/24/2012 | Tina Korbe
    All we need to know to know that tax reform will be a prominent part of the president’s speech tonight is that Warren Buffett’s secretary, Debbie Bosanek, will be in a box with the First Lady. Bosanek says she couldn’t sleep last night because she’s so excited — even though she knows she’ll have to wake up in time for a dawn flight tomorrow morning to be sure to report to work on time.Bosanek isn’t the only interesting guest on the list, though. The First Lady has also extended invitations to: Steve Jobs’ widow, Laurene Powell Jobs; outgoing Rep. Gabby...
  • President Obama has invited Steve Jobs’ wife Laurene to State of the Union address [TechnoBarf]

    01/24/2012 1:27:14 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 28 replies
    The Next Web ^ | 24th January 2012 | Matthew Panzarino
    President Obama has exercised a tradition of honoring national heroes by inviting the late Steve Jobs’ wife Laurene Powell Jobs, to the State of the Union address on Tuesday, reports Vanguard News. The visionary executive’s widow will join First Lady Michelle Obama in her box in the House of Representatives, according to a release from the White House. Powell will be joined by Warren Buffet’s secretary Debbi Bosanek as a nod to the billionaire’s complaint about the level of taxes paid by his employees being higher than his own, Mark Kelly, the husband of Gabrielle Giffords, a representative who was...
  • Red Telephone Icon on YouTube

    01/24/2012 12:59:29 PM PST · by Chuckster · 10 replies
    me ^ | 1/24/12 | chuckster
    I was just editing my YT channel an noticed something new: A red telephone icon in the upper left corner of the screen next to the YT logo. I clicked it and found it links to "YOUR INTERVIEW WITH THE PRESIDENT A post SOTU conversation" Where questions can be posted, ostensibly for Fearless Reader himself to answer. Shall we have some fun?
  • Tickerguy's State Of The Union Address

    01/24/2012 11:24:14 AM PST · by An.American.Expatriate · 2 replies · 1+ views
    My fellow Americans;Four years ago, on this day in 2008, Bear Stearns stood on the edge of collapse.  We did not know this, of course, as other than their two hedge funds' failure their internal condition was hidden -- by the company and by the regulators who were charged with keeping our financial system safe.Over the next six months we came close to losing America.Today, we're not in much better shape.We have failed to address the first, and only, reason we find ourselves mired in an economic situation where we cannot grow and we cannot prosper.  Where The Senate has...
  • Obama’s prime-time chance to honor Giffords (Gun Control)

    01/24/2012 4:20:39 AM PST · by Second Amendment First · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 23, 2012
    IT TOOK A MATTER of seconds during a gathering with constituents at a Tucson shopping center for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’s (D-Ariz.) life to be profoundly transformed. Ms. Giffords was one of 19 people wounded or killed there last year, allegedly by a deranged young man who inflicted unspeakable damage with the help of a semi-automatic weapon and an extended magazine clip. The bullet that pierced Ms. Giffords’s head left her clinging to life; hers has been a remarkable rehabilitation over the past 12 months, during which she has learned to walk and speak again. * Ms. Giffords did not refer...
  • State of the Union: Promises, promises (Obama to promise more freebies at the expense of the "1%")

    01/24/2012 8:34:23 AM PST · by tobyhill · 7 replies
    CBS ^ | 1/24/2012 | By Jonathan Bernstein .
    Even with the major distraction of a Republican presidential primary, tonight’s State of the Union speech will guaranteed to, however briefly, capture the undivided attention of all political junkies. They’re not wrong: The annual tradition does matter. And yet the conventional wisdom about the importance of the speech tends to be almost exactly backwards. You can see the typical press approach in the New York Times preview of the speech earlier this week. The piece is almost entirely focused on Barack Obama’s strategies to win the American public to his side; we’re told that he’s expected to “dra[w] a stark...
  • ATR Presents Obama/State of the Union BINGO!

    01/24/2012 8:20:57 AM PST · by 92nina · 2 replies
    ATR ^ | 2012-01-23 | [Staff]
    Americans for Tax Reform once again presents these handy Bingo cards which you may use to check off terms and phrases likely to be used during President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday. As a bonus, print out the different versions of the card and watch the speech with your friends or family. There are five different versions! How to Play: 1) Make sure you "like" ATR on Facebook and follow ATR on Twitter. 2) Print out as many of the Obama Bingo cards listed below as you'd like. 3) Watch the ATR Facebook page and Twitter account...