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  • January 12, 2016

    The State of the Union response — and why it's always terrible — explained

    Opposition parties have tried speeches, live Q&As, prerecorded infomercials. But nothing works.

  • January 30, 2015

    Obama thinks "precision medicine" will make us healthier. Experts are skeptical.

    Everything you need to know about what the president has called the future of medicine in America.

  • January 21, 2015

    The 6 most important sentences from Obama's State of the Union

    How this speech is different from the ones that came before.

  • January 21, 2015

    See how Obama drove the social media discussion during the State of the Union

    In one colorful interactive visual.

  • January 21, 2015

    The huge racial divide the State of the Union ignored

    Contrary to Obama's comments, empathy for black victims of racial profiling isn't a given at all.

  • January 21, 2015

    Ted Cruz sounded a whole lot like Elizabeth Warren on Fox News last night

    He said that the economy's only working for "the 1 percent," and that "the rich and powerful" have "gotten fat and happy."

  • January 21, 2015

    Map: Watch the State of the Union blow up on Twitter

    It starts in Washington, DC, but grows quite quickly.

  • January 21, 2015

    8 ways the GOP’s SOTU response was different in Spanish — and why it matters

    Democrats should take this speech very seriously.

  • January 21, 2015

    The TPP is one of the only topics on which Obama and the GOP agreed last night

    What's at stake in the massive proposed trade agreement? Read our explainer to find out.

  • January 21, 2015

    Obama critics say his tax proposal will hurt investment. The best evidence says it won't.

    An important empirical study to temper the reams of economic theory.

  • January 21, 2015

    Obama thinks the economy is broken — and that redistribution is the only way to fix it

    Work just isn't working for Americans these days. Obama's State of the Union was all about fixing that.

  • January 21, 2015

    The State of the Union, in 4 minutes

    President Obama's 2015 State of the Union address clocked in at almost exactly an hour. An hour is a long time.

  • January 20, 2015

    Joni Ernst hardly criticized President Obama in her State of the Union response

    Her main criticism was about the Keystone XL Pipeline.

  • January 20, 2015

    A guide to the policies Obama mentioned in the 2015 State of the Union

    This is President Obama's agenda.

  • January 20, 2015

    6 big topics left out of the State of the Union

    Obamacare and K-12 education were largely passed over.

  • January 20, 2015

    The GOP had two people give the SOTU response — but only one mentioned one big issue

    Luckily for them, Obama let them off the hook

  • January 20, 2015

    The most important sentence in Obama's 2015 State of the Union

    Obama turns the page.

  • January 20, 2015

    Michelle Obama dressed like The Good Wife’s Alicia Florrick at the State of the Union

    Florrick may have worn it first, but FLOTUS wore it better.

  • January 20, 2015

    President Barack Obama now calls same-sex marriage a civil right. He didn't 11 years ago.

    The completion of an evolution.

  • January 20, 2015

    Here's Joni Ernst's State of the Union response text

    The Iowa Republican responds to Barack Obama.

  • January 20, 2015

    Obama is right: ISIS is being stopped

    In the State of the Union address, Obama claimed America's military power was "stopping" ISIS's military progress. He's right.

  • January 20, 2015

    Low gas prices are great for Obama. Too bad he can't really take credit.

    The price of oil is falling for reasons outside his control.

  • January 20, 2015

    Who's sitting in the First Lady's State of the Union box?

    Here's a list of Michelle Obama's SOTU guests.

  • January 20, 2015

    New senator Joni Ernst of Iowa will give GOP’s State of the Union response

    Ernst will call for President Obama to work with Republicans on trade and tax reform.

  • January 20, 2015

    Alan Gross spent 5 years in a Cuban cell. Tonight, he'll be at the State of the Union.

    Gross's detention is the story behind Obama's big Cuba deal. Here's what you need to know.

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