State of the Union http://wfpl.org en President Obama's State of the Union Didn't Please Environmental, Trade Groups http://wfpl.org/post/president-obamas-state-union-didnt-please-environmental-trade-groups <p>In Tuesday's<a href="/post/live-blog-president-obamas-state-union-address-0"> State of the Union address, </a>President Obama dedicated several minutes to energy issues. And judging from the statements from non-profits and trade groups sent out soon after, he managed to make many diverse groups unhappy.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 14:56:36 +0000 Erica Peterson 8397 at http://wfpl.org President Obama's State of the Union Didn't Please Environmental, Trade Groups John Yarmuth Wants Obama to Focus on Income Inequality Over Executive Authority http://wfpl.org/post/john-yarmuth-wants-obama-focus-income-inequality-over-executive-authority <p>Kentucky Democratic Congressman John Yarmuth is hoping President Obama's State of the Union address focuses on economic fairness rather than executive power.</p><p>The president is set to deliver his fifth address before a joint session of Congress on Tuesday.</p><p>Supporters are hoping the speech can revive the administration's second-term agenda as <a href="http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2014/01/27/obamas-polls-nothing-to-brag-about-ahead-of-big-speech/">Obama faces near record-low approval</a> ratings and gridlock in Washington.</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 22:01:25 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 8377 at http://wfpl.org John Yarmuth Wants Obama to Focus on Income Inequality Over Executive Authority Marco Rubio, Rand Paul Warn Obama Against Tax Increases, Spending http://wfpl.org/post/marco-rubio-rand-paul-warn-obama-against-tax-increases-spending <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Republicans warned Tuesday that<a href="/post/transcript-obamas-state-union-address-prepared-delivery"> President Barack Obama's second-term agenda </a>would bring more tax increases and escalate deficit spending, casting the president's policies as impediments to middle-class families he championed during his re-election campaign.</p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 06:32:35 +0000 Ken Thomas | Associated Press 3963 at http://wfpl.org In State of the Union, Obama Tells Congress: With or Without You http://wfpl.org/post/state-union-obama-tells-congress-or-without-you President Obama called repeatedly on Congress to address issues of paramount importance to the country during his State of the Union address Tuesday. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 06:32:19 +0000 Alan Greenblatt 3964 at http://wfpl.org In State of the Union, Obama Tells Congress: With or Without You Sen. Rubio's Response Gives GOP A Chance To Woo Hispanics http://wfpl.org/post/sen-rubios-response-gives-gop-chance-woo-hispanics Republican leaders have tapped Marco Rubio, a 41-year-old Cuban-American senator from Florida, to deliver the official GOP response to President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night.<p>It's a chance for a party that has fared badly with both young and Hispanic voters to showcase a fast-rising, youthful Latino with a new stance on immigration.<p>In making the announcement on the GOP response, House Speaker John Boehner called Rubio "one of our party's most dynamic and inspiring leaders." <em>Time </em>magazine has Rubio, the son of Cuban immigrants, on its current cover, where it ca Tue, 12 Feb 2013 21:01:16 +0000 David Welna 3954 at http://wfpl.org Sen. Rubio's Response Gives GOP A Chance To Woo Hispanics Paul's Tea Party State of the Union Rebuttal Will Focus on Federal Debt http://wfpl.org/post/pauls-tea-party-state-union-rebuttal-will-focus-federal-debt <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">U.S. Sen.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rand Paul will be one of two GOP senators providing a rebuttal to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday.</span></p><p>Paul is providing the tea party response to the annual address, while U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida will provide the Republican Party's official response.</p> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 21:29:29 +0000 Kenny Colston 3934 at http://wfpl.org Paul's Tea Party State of the Union Rebuttal Will Focus on Federal Debt