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The secret was still intact when President Barack Obama, entering the House chamber Tuesday evening to deliver his State of the Union speech, pointed at his Pentagon chief and said, "Good job tonight."
"Good job tonight," President Barack Obama told his Defense chief as he arrived for his annual State of the Union message.
President Barack Obama has resorted to "extremism" with stifling, anti-growth policies and sought to divide Americans, not unite them, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels said in the formal Republican response to the president's State of the Union address.
Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday the protracted policy fight between Democrats and Republicans in Washington is "not about bad guys and good guys," but centers on how best to keep the middle class growing in America.
Reaction to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address:
Highlights of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address:
It was a wish list, not a to-do list.
Schoolchildren's favorite lunch _ the ubiquitous frozen pizza _ is about to get healthier.
President Barack Obama proposed a new program during his State of the Union address Tuesday to allow homeowners with privately held mortgages to refinance at lower interest rates.
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.
President Barack Obama is using his State of the Union address to call for reforms to prevent members of Congress from profiting from their positions.
President Barack Obama is proposing to keep college affordable by yanking federal aid from colleges that don't keep tuition down and provide good value.
Text of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, as provided by the White House:
President Barack Obama says the wealthy should pay their fair share in taxes, saying anyone who makes more than $1 million should pay a minimum tax rate of at least 30 percent.
The White House says Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is sitting out President Barack Obama's State of the Union address.
A top adviser to President Barack Obama says the White House is "happy to have a debate" about Obama's performance in office, while a leading House Republican says the president can't win on his record.
As President Barack Obama prepares to deliver his annual address to Congress, many goals he outlined in previous State of the Union speeches remain unfulfilled. From reforming immigration laws to meeting monthly with congressional leaders of both parties, the promises fell victim to congressional opposition or faded in face of other priorities as the unruly realities of governing set in.
President Barack Obama plans to "hang out" in a video chat room to answer questions about his State of the Union address, part of a White House effort to test new social networking tools and the latest evidence of the growing intersection of social media and politics.
As President Barack Obama prepares to address the nation Tuesday night, promises from his previous two State of the Union addresses remain unfulfilled. Here's a look at some of them:
President Barack Obama is praising Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords as an "inspiration" and "the very best of what public service should be."
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