State of the Union 2011
Forecast: What the Economy Will Look Like on Election Day 2012 Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Forecast: What the Economy Will Look Like on Election Day 2012

The Congressional Budget Office gives us a preview of what Obama will confront


Egypt's High-Powered D.C. Lobbying Ties Wikimedia Commons

Egypt's High-Powered D.C. Lobbying Ties

Mubarak's government has employed some of the biggest names in the influence game


Obama Hits the Reset Button White House

Obama Hits the Reset Button

Reframing his presidency on Tuesday night, Obama broke away from the struggles that marked his first two years in office


A New Press Secretary, Two New Deputies at the White House Facebook

A New Press Secretary, Two New Deputies at the White House

Jay Carney will take over for Robert Gibbs


Will Obama's State of the Union Speech Initiate a Green Sputnik Moment? Wikimedia Commons

Will Obama's State of the Union Speech Initiate a Green Sputnik Moment?

If all goes well, the speech will catalyze a 21st century American renaissance


The Coming Obama Mantra: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs White House

The Coming Obama Mantra: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

The president moves to the center, sets the agenda and tone


'We Do Big Things': The Annotated State of the Union White House

'We Do Big Things': The Annotated State of the Union

A former speechwriter marks up Obama's copy


A Sign of the Bispartisan Times: Labor, Business Release Joint Statement Wikimedia Commons

A Sign of the Bispartisan Times: Labor, Business Release Joint Statement

Washington's mood is eerily, satisfyingly agreeable


Obama's Past Sputnik Moments Wikimedia Commons

Obama's Past Sputnik Moments

Since winning the Democratic nomination, Obama has employed Sputnik as a metaphor for America's challenges


Little New on Education in Obama's Address Pete Souza/White House

Little New on Education in Obama's Address

Obama offered reminders, rather than new substance, when he talked about education in Tuesday night's State of the Union speech


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