The Lead’s Jake Tapper got meta with me at the biggest annual event on the political calendar.
The president’s State of the Union address didn’t mention the Employment Non-Discrimination Act or the sought-after executive order to ban LGBT discrimination by federal contractors. “The longer the president waits the more damage LGBT people will face,” one advocate said.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka emphasizes income inequality, minimum wage, and immigration reform in audio message to President Obama.
President Barack Obama delivers his fifth State of the Union Address from the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
After you’re done absorbing all the adorableness that is a dancing Desiline Victor gif, watch the video to find out why this 102-year-old American hero is so happy.
“Government can’t control the weather.” Climate activists in Florida were hopeful for a different outcome.
Paul gives the second and less official of two Republican responses to the State of the Union.
A considerable portion of the speech was devoted to foreign policy.
Bobak Ferdowsi went from the control room of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California to the U.S. Capitol, a guest of the First Lady at the State of the Union.
“Do the Harlem Shake.”
Obama talks up the economy. Romney says he’s living in fantasyland.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, a GIF is worth a million. Here are a dozen that capture the most memorable moments of tonight’s State of the Union Address by President Obama.
“That’s me!” If you aren’t already familiar with Kathy Proctor—the breakout star of last year’s State of the Union—then please do become acquainted with her while you wait for President Obama to deliver tonight’s address.
Tonight’s the night, people! What’s the best way to take a dry, rote speech and make it the most entertaining night of the week? Add booze of course!
He didn’t shout anything out, but when Obama called out the Supreme Court for their decision on corporate campaign spending, Justice Samuel Alito could clearly be seen shaking his head and mouthing “that’s not true.” Pretty sure the Supreme Court’s supposed to be neutral at these things. Watch Video ›