sotu

Where were Marco Rubio’s new ideas?

After an election, the winning party typically tries to pass the policies it campaigned on while the losers try to work up a more appealing agenda. But last night's dueling speeches revealed, strangely, the reverse.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Feb 13, 2013

Obama’s incredibly ambitious second-term agenda

Imagine, for a moment, that President Obama managed to pass every policy he proposed tonight. America would be a markedly different country.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Feb 13, 2013

READ: The Republican response to the State of the Union

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). delivers the Republican response to the State of the Union address.

  • Sarah Kliff
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  • Feb 13, 2013

READ: The President’s State of the Union address

Here's the full speech that President Barack Obama will deliver as his fourth State of the Union address.

  • Sarah Kliff
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  • Feb 13, 2013

Footnoting the State of the Union!

We're providing real time context and analysis for President Obama's fourth State of the Union address. Join us!

  • Wonkblog Team
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  • Feb 12, 2013

51 movie presidents delivering speeches

Whether the country is battling new policies or an alien invasion, an address from the leader of the free world is never out of order.

  • Sarah Kliff
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  • Feb 12, 2013

Five State of the Union promises Obama kept, and five he’s broken

The State of the Union is an opportunity for the president to make lot of promises. But not all of them get kept.

  • The Wonkblog Team
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  • Feb 12, 2013