President Obama, shown speaking at the University Of Kansas on Jan. 22, defends his budget as an exercise in "middle-class economics." But forecasters at the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center say the 60 percent of Americans at the middle of the income ladder will more or less break even, while most benefits will go to low-income families.

Obama’s Budget Proposal Lifts 2013 Caps, Adds Billions In Spending

February 2, 2015

President Obama says he wants to work with Congress to "replace mindless austerity with smart investments that strengthen America," in remarks that came hours after the release of his $3.99 trillion budget proposal, which is already drawing criticism from Republicans. Read Story

President Obama met with four Americans who wrote letters to the White House on Tuesday, ahead of his State of the Union address.

‘Tonight, We Turn The Page’: Obama Lays Out 2015 Agenda

January 20, 2015

Laying out a list of national priorities in his sixth State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Obama is facing a Congress that's now controlled by his Republican opponents. Read Story

President Obama greets lawmakers as he leaves after giving the 2014 State of Union address before a joint session of Congress.

State Of The Union Will Tout Progress, But Is The Economy Fixed?

January 20, 2015

President Obama is expected to highlight the economic progress that has been made since that frigid Day One — and call for more changes. Read Story