The Monkey Cage: State of the Union address


Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 02/01/2014

‘State of the Nation’: The week in one song

It’s State of the Union Week!

By Christopher Federico  |  03:18 PM ET, 02/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 06:14 PM ET, 01/29/2014

The unilateral president? An addendum.

President Obama has issued fewer executive orders, but he has a multitude of other administrative tools.

By Andrew Rudalevige  |  06:14 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  executive orders, Obama, presidential power, State of the Union address

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 01/29/2014

How liberal was Obama’s State of the Union address?

This year’s SOTU wasn’t much different than Obama’s previous ones after all.

By John Sides  |  09:45 AM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:45 AM ET, 01/29/2014

SOTU 2014: Another Laundry List After All

The president promised a unilateral wonderland, but delivered the usual laundry list.

By Andrew Rudalevige  |  12:45 AM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:10 PM ET, 01/28/2014

State of the Union Bingo!

Looking for a way to liven up tonight’s speech? Try State of the Union Bingo!

By Joshua Tucker  |  08:10 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  frivolity, State of the Union address

Posted at 07:59 PM ET, 01/28/2014

The SOTU Agenda: Avoiding Congress, on Capitol Hill

The State of the Union address is usually a laundry list of legislative proposals. Will it help Obama to make it about executive power instead?

By Andrew Rudalevige  |  07:59 PM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  executive order, Obama, presidential power, State of the Union address

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 01/28/2014

The political ideology of State of the Union addresses (in 1 graph)

Here is the relative liberalism or conservatism of every State of the Union address since 1986.

By John Sides  |  09:56 AM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 01/28/2014

Three ways to improve the response to the State of the Union address

The opposition can do far more to improve its response to the State of the Union address.

By Arthur Lupia  |  08:00 AM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 01/27/2014

State of Union address won’t turn Obama’s polling numbers around

Good speeches don’t much affect how Americans evaluate their presidents.

By John Sides  |  12:00 PM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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